Cost of living in Avarua, Cook Islands, Cook Islands

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district NZ$15
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) NZ$35
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast NZ$8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk NZ$4.00
12 eggs, large NZ$12
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes NZ$15
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese NZ$15
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples NZ$12
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes NZ$20
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality NZ$35
2 liters of Coca-Cola NZ$14
Bread for 2 people for 1 day NZ$8
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area NZ$1,600
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat NZ$200
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area NZ$300
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area NZ$250
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio NZ$200
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) NZ$150
40” flat screen TV NZ$2,000
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) NZ$80
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) NZ$25
Hourly rate for cleaning help NZ$10
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) NZ$120
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) NZ$120
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) NZ$200
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes NZ$300
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas NZ$2.58
Monthly ticket public transport -
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) NZ$11
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) NZ$15
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) NZ$38
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) NZ$5.00
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) NZ$10
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) NZ$12
4 rolls of toilet paper NZ$2.00
Tube of toothpaste NZ$10
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city NZ$10
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub NZ$35
2 tickets to the movies NZ$22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert -
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city NZ$5.00
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB NZ$2,900
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district -
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes NZ$35
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: June 13, 2018.

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