Cost of living in Dunedin, 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$8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk NZ$1.74
12 eggs, large NZ$5.92
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes NZ$7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese NZ$9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples NZ$3.55
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes NZ$3.26
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket NZ$5.05
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality NZ$16
2 liters of Coca-Cola NZ$3.26
Bread for 2 people for 1 day NZ$2.42
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area NZ$1,891
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area NZ$1,134
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat NZ$260
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area NZ$1,215
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area NZ$816
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio NZ$136
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) NZ$74
40” flat screen TV NZ$794
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) NZ$203
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) NZ$8
Hourly rate for cleaning help NZ$18
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) NZ$114
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) NZ$79
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) NZ$124
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes NZ$171
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new NZ$34,867
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas NZ$2.00
Monthly ticket public transport NZ$84
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) NZ$34
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) NZ$18
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) NZ$6
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) NZ$37
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) NZ$7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) NZ$4.37
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) NZ$5.42
4 rolls of toilet paper NZ$3.24
Tube of toothpaste NZ$2.80
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city NZ$22
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub NZ$52
2 tickets to the movies NZ$27
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) NZ$86
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert NZ$116
1 cocktail drink in downtown club NZ$14
Cappuccino in expat area of the city NZ$4.36
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) NZ$7
iPod nano 16GB NZ$238
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) NZ$0.45
1 month of gym membership in business district NZ$79
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes NZ$22
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 163 prices entered by 15 different people.
Latest price update: August 17, 2017.

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