Cost of living in Auckland, New Zealand

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district NZ$17
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) NZ$10
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast NZ$9
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk NZ$1.95
12 eggs, large NZ$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes NZ$5.48
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese NZ$5.76
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples NZ$3.65
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes NZ$3.16
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket NZ$4.41
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality NZ$19
2 liters of Coca-Cola NZ$3.40
Bread for 2 people for 1 day NZ$2.37
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area NZ$3,118
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area NZ$2,071
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat NZ$337
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area NZ$1,688
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area NZ$1,589
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio NZ$257
Internet 8MB (1 month) NZ$68
40” flat screen TV NZ$698
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) NZ$241
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) NZ$12
Hourly rate for cleaning help NZ$23
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) NZ$122
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) NZ$67
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) NZ$155
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes NZ$214
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new NZ$39,390
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas NZ$1.91
Monthly ticket public transport NZ$159
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) NZ$27
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) NZ$16
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) NZ$7
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) NZ$45
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) NZ$9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) NZ$5.90
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) NZ$6
4 rolls of toilet paper NZ$2.66
Tube of toothpaste NZ$3.62
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city NZ$25
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub NZ$54
2 tickets to the movies NZ$33
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) NZ$188
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert NZ$112
1 cocktail drink in downtown club NZ$16
Cappuccino in expat area of the city NZ$5.07
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) NZ$9
iPod nano 16GB NZ$257
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) NZ$0.47
1 month of gym membership in business district NZ$76
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes NZ$23
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,660 prices entered by 307 different people.
Latest price update: May 05, 2016.

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5th
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