Cost of living in Auckland, New Zealand

Summary of cost of living in Auckland

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: NZ$7,293
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: NZ$3,899
  • Auckland is the 2nd most expensive city in Oceania (2 out of 7)
  • Cost of living in Auckland is more expensive than in 87% of cities in the World (31 out of 236)

List of prices in Auckland, New Zealand. Current as of Aug 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district NZ$18
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) NZ$12
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast NZ$7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk NZ$2.26
12 eggs, large NZ$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes NZ$5.87
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese NZ$5.59
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples NZ$3.55
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes NZ$3.44
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket NZ$4.16
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality NZ$17
2 liters of coca-cola NZ$3.56
Bread for 2 people for 1 day NZ$2.61
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area NZ$2,827
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area NZ$2,561
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat NZ$286
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area NZ$2,345
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area NZ$1,834
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio NZ$170
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) NZ$80
40” flat screen tv NZ$753
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) NZ$234
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) NZ$13
Hourly rate for cleaning help NZ$27
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) NZ$112
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) NZ$66
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) NZ$162
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes NZ$209
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new NZ$33,543
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas NZ$2.20
Monthly ticket public transport NZ$217
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) NZ$30
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) NZ$13
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) NZ$5.22
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) NZ$60
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) NZ$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) NZ$7
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) NZ$7
4 rolls of toilet paper NZ$3.39
Tube of toothpaste NZ$3.86
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city NZ$36
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub NZ$56
2 tickets to the movies NZ$36
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) NZ$216
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert NZ$126
1 cocktail drink in downtown club NZ$16
Cappuccino in expat area of the city NZ$5.41
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) NZ$11
Ipad wi-fi 128gb NZ$689
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) NZ$0.32
1 month of gym membership in business district NZ$78
1 package of marlboro cigarettes NZ$33
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 609 prices entered by 111 different people.
Latest price update: August 12, 2020

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