Cost of living in New Zealand

Map of Cost of Living in New Zealand


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 established, 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.

Cost of Living Ranking in New Zealand (for cities with available data)

Ranking City Price Index
1 Wellington 188
2 Auckland 178
3 Christchurch 177
4 Palmerston North 168

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Recent Prices Added

  • Weekly rent - 2 bedroom (85m2) furnished accommodation in expensive area in Auckland costs NZ$1,720 (5 days ago)
  • Weekly rent - 2 bedroom (85m2) furnished accommodation in expensive area in Auckland costs NZ$860 (5 days ago)
  • Utilities (heating, electricity, gas ...), weekly for 2 people in 2 bedrooms (85m2) in Auckland costs NZ$1,290 (6 days ago)
  • 110 g tube of toothpaste in Wellington costs NZ$2.59 (6 days ago)
  • 12 rolls of toilet paper in Wellington costs NZ$1.49 (6 days ago)
  • 250 ml hair shampoo 2-in-1 in Wellington costs NZ$8 (6 days ago)
  • 50ml deodorant, roll-on in Wellington costs NZ$3.99 (6 days ago)
  • Internet 8mb, 1 month in Wellington costs NZ$60 (6 days ago)
  • 2.5 kg bag of potatoes in Wellington costs NZ$2.60 (6 days ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Wellington costs NZ$3.00 (6 days ago)