Cost of living in Auckland, New Zealand

Summary of cost of living in Auckland

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: NZ$9,373
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: NZ$5,356
  • Auckland is the 3rd most expensive city in Oceania (3 out of 11)
  • Cost of living in Auckland is more expensive than in 87% of cities in the World (27 out of 194)
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List of prices in Auckland
Current as of Mar 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district NZ$25
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) NZ$18
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast NZ$9
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk NZ$3.14
12 eggs, large NZ$12
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes NZ$11
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese NZ$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples NZ$4.78
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes NZ$4.18
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket NZ$6
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality NZ$20
2 liters of coca-cola NZ$4.97
Bread for 2 people for 1 day NZ$3.34
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area NZ$4,382
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area NZ$3,468
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat NZ$218
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area NZ$2,460
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area NZ$2,230
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio NZ$170
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) NZ$90
40” flat screen tv NZ$674
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) NZ$217
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) NZ$18
Hourly rate for cleaning help NZ$35
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) NZ$142
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) NZ$91
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) NZ$187
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes NZ$224
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new NZ$42,193
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas NZ$2.90
Monthly ticket public transport NZ$209
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) NZ$37
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) NZ$16
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) NZ$5.62
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) NZ$64
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) NZ$9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) NZ$5.37
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) NZ$8
4 rolls of toilet paper NZ$3.31
Tube of toothpaste NZ$4.61
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city NZ$42
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub NZ$84
2 tickets to the movies NZ$46
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) NZ$251
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert NZ$142
1 cocktail drink in downtown club NZ$20
Cappuccino in expat area of the city NZ$5.99
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) NZ$13
Ipad wi-fi 128gb NZ$979
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) NZ$0.30
1 month of gym membership in business district NZ$72
1 package of marlboro cigarettes NZ$40
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 420 prices entered by 48 different people.
Latest price update: March 02, 2024

Auckland position in our World Ranking

the world
27th
out of 194
oceania
3rd
out of 11

Cheapest and most expensive products in Auckland compared to other cities:

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oceania
1st
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oceania
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1st

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