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$11
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast NZ$8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk NZ$1.90
12 eggs, large NZ$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes NZ$6.00
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese NZ$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples NZ$3.71
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes NZ$3.63
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket NZ$3.79
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality NZ$18
2 liters of Coca-Cola NZ$3.35
Bread for 2 people for 1 day NZ$2.20
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area NZ$3,066
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area NZ$2,137
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat NZ$335
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area NZ$1,773
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area NZ$1,555
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio NZ$356
Internet 8MB (1 month) NZ$63
40” flat screen TV NZ$762
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) NZ$249
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$116
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) NZ$69
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) NZ$154
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes NZ$201
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new NZ$39,577
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas NZ$1.86
Monthly ticket public transport NZ$171
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) NZ$26
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) NZ$18
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) NZ$8
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) NZ$46
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) NZ$10
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) NZ$6
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) NZ$5.69
4 rolls of toilet paper NZ$2.46
Tube of toothpaste NZ$3.08
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city NZ$26
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub NZ$53
2 tickets to the movies NZ$33
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) NZ$170
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert NZ$107
1 cocktail drink in downtown club NZ$16
Cappuccino in expat area of the city NZ$4.91
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) NZ$9
iPod nano 16GB NZ$262
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) NZ$0.64
1 month of gym membership in business district NZ$74
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes NZ$23
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,683 prices entered by 334 different people.
Latest price update: August 25, 2016.

Auckland position in our World Ranking

the world
23rd
out of 264
oceania
3rd
out of 9

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

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4th
oceania
1st
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1st
oceania
1st
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1st

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