Cost of living in New Zealand

Map of Cost of Living in New Zealand


This map shows only the top cities in New Zealand. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of the markers corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
The size of the markers correspond with the population of each city.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of the city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each cities' Cost of Living Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Are you moving to New Zealand? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

Find out what is the real equivalent in New Zealand of your current salary and improve your chances of a happy relocation.

Get a salary conversion report for:

Cost of Living Ranking in New Zealand (top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index
1 Auckland 222
2 Wellington 221
3 Dunedin 173

What do you think about the cost of living in New Zealand?

Recent Prices Added

  • Taxi, initial meter charge, weekday at noon in Wellington costs NZ$2.00 (about 10 hours ago)
  • Public transport in Wellington costs NZ$150 (about 10 hours ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Wellington costs NZ$2.00 (about 10 hours ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 2.0 tdi 140 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Wellington costs NZ$42,000 (about 10 hours ago)
  • Men’s leather business shoes in Wellington costs NZ$210 (about 10 hours ago)
  • Sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) in Wellington costs NZ$110 (about 10 hours ago)
  • Summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) in Wellington costs NZ$80 (about 10 hours ago)
  • Jeans (levis 501 or similar) in Wellington costs NZ$140 (about 10 hours ago)
  • Hourly rate for domestic cleaning help in Wellington costs NZ$20 (about 10 hours ago)
  • Laundry detergent, 3 liters in Wellington costs NZ$10 (about 10 hours ago)