Cost of living in Auckland, New Zealand

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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$11
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast NZ$8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk NZ$2.06
12 eggs, large NZ$6
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes NZ$6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese NZ$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples NZ$3.89
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes NZ$3.41
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket NZ$3.86
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality NZ$17
2 liters of Coca-Cola NZ$3.13
Bread for 2 people for 1 day NZ$2.12
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area NZ$3,004
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area NZ$2,167
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat NZ$310
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area NZ$1,792
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area NZ$1,356
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio NZ$243
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) NZ$73
40” flat screen TV NZ$683
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) NZ$178
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) NZ$8
Hourly rate for cleaning help NZ$25
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) NZ$107
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) NZ$81
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) NZ$164
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes NZ$219
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new NZ$33,663
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas NZ$1.87
Monthly ticket public transport NZ$176
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) NZ$32
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) NZ$18
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) NZ$6
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) NZ$48
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$4.02
4 rolls of toilet paper NZ$2.32
Tube of toothpaste NZ$2.85
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city NZ$25
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub NZ$57
2 tickets to the movies NZ$35
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) NZ$133
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert NZ$96
1 cocktail drink in downtown club NZ$16
Cappuccino in expat area of the city NZ$4.75
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) NZ$9
iPod nano 16GB NZ$269
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) NZ$0.50
1 month of gym membership in business district NZ$62
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes NZ$25
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,704 prices entered by 360 different people.
Latest price update: June 26, 2017.

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