Cost of living in Christchurch, New Zealand

Summary of cost of living in Christchurch

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: NZ$6,535
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: NZ$3,336
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Christchurch
Current as of Mar 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district NZ$21
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) NZ$13
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast NZ$9
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk NZ$1.99
12 eggs, large NZ$10
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes NZ$8
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese NZ$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples NZ$4.41
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes NZ$3.11
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket NZ$5.24
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality NZ$19
2 liters of coca-cola NZ$4.20
Bread for 2 people for 1 day NZ$2.53
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area NZ$2,673
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area NZ$1,713
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat NZ$179
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area NZ$2,062
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area NZ$1,701
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio NZ$141
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) NZ$82
40” flat screen tv NZ$590
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) NZ$243
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) NZ$12
Hourly rate for cleaning help NZ$25
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) NZ$119
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) NZ$54
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) NZ$163
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes NZ$186
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new NZ$41,205
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas NZ$2.56
Monthly ticket public transport NZ$69
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) NZ$28
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) NZ$11
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) NZ$7
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) NZ$54
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) NZ$9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) NZ$5.21
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) NZ$5.48
4 rolls of toilet paper NZ$3.89
Tube of toothpaste NZ$3.55
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city NZ$29
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub NZ$60
2 tickets to the movies NZ$35
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) NZ$230
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert NZ$110
1 cocktail drink in downtown club NZ$18
Cappuccino in expat area of the city NZ$5.54
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) NZ$10
Ipad wi-fi 128gb NZ$917
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) NZ$0.81
1 month of gym membership in business district NZ$83
1 package of marlboro cigarettes NZ$32
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 118 prices entered by 9 different people.
Latest price update: March 03, 2024

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