Cost of living in Dunedin, New Zealand

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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$12
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$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes NZ$5.50
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese NZ$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples NZ$3.53
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes NZ$2.64
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket NZ$5.78
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality NZ$17
2 liters of Coca-Cola NZ$3.42
Bread for 2 people for 1 day NZ$2.00
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area NZ$1,872
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area NZ$1,319
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat NZ$354
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area NZ$1,195
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area NZ$835
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio NZ$146
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) NZ$77
40” flat screen TV NZ$764
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) NZ$207
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) NZ$9
Hourly rate for cleaning help NZ$20
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$139
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes NZ$169
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new NZ$36,162
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas NZ$2.02
Monthly ticket public transport NZ$88
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) NZ$35
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) NZ$17
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) NZ$7
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) NZ$39
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) NZ$7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) NZ$4.61
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) NZ$5.60
4 rolls of toilet paper NZ$3.02
Tube of toothpaste NZ$2.80
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city NZ$24
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub NZ$52
2 tickets to the movies NZ$25
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$104
1 cocktail drink in downtown club NZ$14
Cappuccino in expat area of the city NZ$4.48
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) NZ$7
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB NZ$915
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) NZ$0.47
1 month of gym membership in business district NZ$66
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 160 prices entered by 20 different people.
Latest price update: September 22, 2018.

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