Cost of living in Auckland, New Zealand

List of prices in Auckland, New Zealand. Current as of Jan 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district NZ$17 (R 161)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) NZ$11 (R 105)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast NZ$8 (R 77)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk NZ$2.16 (R 20)
12 eggs, large NZ$7 (R 66)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes NZ$6 (R 59)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese NZ$8 (R 78)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples NZ$3.66 (R 34)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes NZ$3.51 (R 33)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket NZ$7 (R 61)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality NZ$18 (R 171)
2 liters of Coca-Cola NZ$3.55 (R 33)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day NZ$2.51 (R 23)
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area NZ$2,683 (R 25,035)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area NZ$2,268 (R 21,159)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat NZ$346 (R 3,228)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area NZ$2,026 (R 18,900)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area NZ$1,551 (R 14,467)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio NZ$312 (R 2,915)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) NZ$74 (R 688)
40” flat screen TV NZ$608 (R 5,673)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) NZ$154 (R 1,436)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) NZ$10 (R 94)
Hourly rate for cleaning help NZ$23 (R 217)
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) NZ$104 (R 973)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) NZ$74 (R 689)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) NZ$161 (R 1,506)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes NZ$154 (R 1,440)
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new NZ$33,122 (R 309,044)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas NZ$2.23 (R 21)
Monthly ticket public transport NZ$193 (R 1,801)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) NZ$28 (R 264)
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) NZ$13 (R 124)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) NZ$8 (R 72)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) NZ$55 (R 511)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) NZ$9 (R 82)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) NZ$5.47 (R 51)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) NZ$7 (R 61)
4 rolls of toilet paper NZ$3.52 (R 33)
Tube of toothpaste NZ$4.21 (R 39)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city NZ$27 (R 251)
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub NZ$61 (R 573)
2 tickets to the movies NZ$35 (R 329)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) NZ$189 (R 1,763)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert NZ$107 (R 1,002)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club NZ$17 (R 160)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city NZ$4.60 (R 43)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) NZ$10 (R 91)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB NZ$633 (R 5,909)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) NZ$0.33 (R 3.09)
1 month of gym membership in business district NZ$77 (R 716)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes NZ$27 (R 256)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,088 prices entered by 404 different people.
Latest price update: January 22, 2019.

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