Cost of living in Dunedin, New Zealand

Summary of cost of living in Dunedin

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: NZ$6,133
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: NZ$3,038
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Dunedin
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district NZ$17
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$1.84
12 eggs, large NZ$5.93
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes NZ$6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese NZ$6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples NZ$3.90
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes NZ$3.73
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality NZ$19
2 liters of coca-cola NZ$3.31
Bread for 2 people for 1 day -
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area NZ$2,243
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area NZ$1,728
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat NZ$246
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area NZ$1,695
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area NZ$1,062
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio NZ$143
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) NZ$80
40” flat screen tv NZ$750
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) NZ$252
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) NZ$14
Hourly rate for cleaning help NZ$23
Clothes Update prices
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$74
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) NZ$157
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes NZ$166
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new NZ$36,825
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas NZ$2.10
Monthly ticket public transport -
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) NZ$35
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) NZ$16
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) NZ$7
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) NZ$42
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) NZ$7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) NZ$4.69
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) NZ$5.67
4 rolls of toilet paper NZ$2.80
Tube of toothpaste NZ$3.33
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city NZ$27
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub NZ$53
2 tickets to the movies NZ$27
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) NZ$149
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert NZ$99
1 cocktail drink in downtown club NZ$15
Cappuccino in expat area of the city NZ$4.90
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) NZ$8
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district NZ$65
1 package of marlboro cigarettes -
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 52 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: January 28, 2022

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