Cost of living in New Zealand

Map of Cost of Living in New Zealand

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This map shows only the top cities in New Zealand. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of the markers corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
The size of the markers correspond with the population of each city.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of the city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each cities' Cost of Living Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been stablished, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

List of all cities available in New Zealand

Auckland   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data Christchurch   High accuracy, complete data Dunedin   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data
Hamilton   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Manakau   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Napier   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data
New Plymouth   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Palmerston North   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Queenstown, New Zealand   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data
Rotorua   Medium accuracy, uneven or scarce data Tauranga   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data Wellington   Very high accuracy, abundant and consistent data
Whangarei   Low accuracy, inconsistent or missing data

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Recent Prices Added

  • 1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) in Christchurch costs NZ$7 (about 18 hours ago)
  • Capuccino in expat area of the city in Christchurch costs NZ$4.00 (about 18 hours ago)
  • Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert in Christchurch costs NZ$60 (about 18 hours ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Christchurch costs NZ$30 (about 18 hours ago)
  • Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub in Christchurch costs NZ$40 (about 18 hours ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Christchurch costs NZ$29 (about 18 hours ago)
  • Visit to private Doctor (30 minutes) in Christchurch costs NZ$40 (about 18 hours ago)
  • 1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas in Christchurch costs NZ$2.20 (about 18 hours ago)
  • 1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) in Christchurch costs NZ$160 (about 18 hours ago)
  • 1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) in Christchurch costs NZ$40 (about 18 hours ago)