Cost of Living in Wellington

Summary of cost of living in Wellington, New Zealand:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 NZ$ 20.00-45.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 140.00 NZ$ 100.00-160.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 NZ$ 12.50-15.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 12.00 NZ$ 8.00-15.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.00 NZ$ 8.00-13.00
Cappuccino (regular) 5.59 NZ$ 5.00-7.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.13 NZ$ 3.00-5.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.52 NZ$ 2.50-4.50
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 12.05 NZ$ 7.57-18.93
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.13 NZ$ 2.17-4.35
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.58 NZ$ 0.91-2.20
Eggs (regular) (12) 11.52 NZ$ 8.00-13.20
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.76 NZ$ 4.54-11.34
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 8.56 NZ$ 5.44-12.25
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.88 NZ$ 6.80-15.79
Apples (1 lb) 2.37 NZ$ 0.91-2.72
Banana (1 lb) 1.90 NZ$ 1.58-2.72
Oranges (1 lb) 2.37 NZ$ 1.36-3.63
Tomato (1 lb) 4.25 NZ$ 1.31-5.90
Potato (1 lb) 1.77 NZ$ 1.13-2.54
Onion (1 lb) 1.54 NZ$ 1.13-2.49
Lettuce (1 head) 4.22 NZ$ 2.99-6.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.97 NZ$ 1.00-3.60
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 NZ$ 12.00-29.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.74 NZ$ 3.00-10.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.96 NZ$ 3.99-11.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 39.80 NZ$ 38.00-50.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.50 NZ$ 3.00-10.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 206.80 NZ$ 150.00-300.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.98 NZ$ 3.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.23 NZ$ 4.83-8.05
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 NZ$ 60.00-150.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 10.87 NZ$ 9.46-11.85
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 49,990.00 NZ$ 40,000.00-60,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 39,996.25 NZ$ 35,000.00-50,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 293.03 NZ$ 200.00-400.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 53.81 NZ$ 30.00-80.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 92.62 NZ$ 72.00-109.60
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 66.13 NZ$ 20.00-102.50
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 35.21 NZ$ 27.50-50.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 NZ$ 18.00-25.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,281.48 NZ$ 360.00-1,700.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,272.22 NZ$ 15,000.00-25,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 126.00 NZ$ 80.00-159.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 89.26 NZ$ 60.00-120.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 202.27 NZ$ 120.00-250.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 206.47 NZ$ 150.00-280.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,506.90 NZ$ 2,000.00-3,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,250.94 NZ$ 1,800.00-2,720.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,320.12 NZ$ 3,200.00-5,050.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,655.88 NZ$ 3,000.00-4,200.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,183.27 NZ$ 1,077.67-1,300.63
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,033.60 NZ$ 873.28-1,184.50
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,471.67 NZ$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.93 6.65-8.00

Prices in Wellington

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Last update: June 2024
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1 Comments so far
Eric on Jul 16, 2020:
Electricity can average as little as 15 nz cents per KWH.
Plenty of competition for green energy.
I'm currently paying nzd 1.65/literfor petrol while average pump prices are 193.
Appprox 90c per liter is tax.