Cost of living in Wellington, New Zealand

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,144 prices entered by 189 different people.
Latest price update: April 19, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district NZ$17
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) NZ$10
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast NZ$10
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk NZ$2.59
12 eggs, large NZ$5.13
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes NZ$5.39
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese NZ$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples NZ$3.41
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes NZ$4.15
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket NZ$3.64
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality NZ$18
2 liters of Coca-Cola NZ$3.48
Bread for 2 people for 1 day NZ$2.42
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area NZ$2,664
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat NZ$184
Internet 8MB (1 month) NZ$69
40” flat screen TV NZ$857
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt NZ$310
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) NZ$8
Hourly rate for cleaning help NZ$29
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) NZ$129
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) NZ$81
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) NZ$176
1 pair of leather business shoes NZ$146
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new NZ$36,340
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas NZ$2.20
Monthly ticket public transport NZ$135
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) NZ$34
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) NZ$17
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) NZ$10
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) NZ$4.68
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) NZ$9
4 rolls of toilet paper NZ$3.24
Tube of toothpaste NZ$3.35
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city NZ$32
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub NZ$47
2 tickets to the movies NZ$33
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) NZ$162
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert NZ$107
1 cocktail drink in downtown club NZ$14
Capuccino in expat area of the city NZ$4.42
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) NZ$7
iPod nano 16GB NZ$205
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) NZ$0.84
1 month of gym membership in business district NZ$119
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes NZ$17

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