Cost of living in Christchurch, 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$7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk NZ$1.79
12 eggs, large NZ$5.61
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes NZ$5.93
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese NZ$6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples NZ$3.68
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes NZ$2.97
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket NZ$4.10
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality NZ$15
2 liters of Coca-Cola NZ$3.00
Bread for 2 people for 1 day NZ$1.87
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area NZ$2,291
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area NZ$1,509
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat NZ$242
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area NZ$1,176
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area NZ$1,174
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio NZ$304
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) NZ$80
40” flat screen TV NZ$912
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) NZ$222
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) NZ$13
Hourly rate for cleaning help NZ$20
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) NZ$113
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) NZ$59
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) NZ$140
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes NZ$155
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new NZ$37,065
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas NZ$2.14
Monthly ticket public transport NZ$114
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) NZ$29
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) NZ$13
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) NZ$11
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) NZ$50
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) NZ$11
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) NZ$5.07
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) NZ$6
4 rolls of toilet paper NZ$2.58
Tube of toothpaste NZ$2.78
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city NZ$26
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub NZ$49
2 tickets to the movies NZ$30
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) NZ$130
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert NZ$108
1 cocktail drink in downtown club NZ$17
Cappuccino in expat area of the city NZ$4.83
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) NZ$10
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB NZ$761
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) NZ$0.52
1 month of gym membership in business district NZ$59
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes NZ$23
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 471 prices entered by 53 different people.
Latest price update: June 17, 2018.

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