Cost of living in Dunedin, New Zealand

Summary of cost of living in Dunedin

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: NZ$5,647
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: NZ$2,684
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Dunedin, New Zealand. Current as of Jan 2020.

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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$13
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast NZ$9
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk NZ$2.05
12 eggs, large NZ$6
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes NZ$7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese NZ$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples NZ$3.59
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes NZ$3.17
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket NZ$6
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality NZ$17
2 liters of coca-cola NZ$3.00
Bread for 2 people for 1 day NZ$1.80
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area NZ$1,813
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area NZ$1,555
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat NZ$243
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area NZ$1,475
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area NZ$972
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio NZ$149
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) NZ$78
40” flat screen tv NZ$674
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) NZ$221
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) NZ$9
Hourly rate for cleaning help NZ$23
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$81
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) NZ$146
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$33,766
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas NZ$2.14
Monthly ticket public transport NZ$94
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$45
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) NZ$7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) NZ$4.53
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) NZ$5.53
4 rolls of toilet paper NZ$2.74
Tube of toothpaste NZ$2.90
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$26
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) NZ$93
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert NZ$100
1 cocktail drink in downtown club NZ$15
Cappuccino in expat area of the city NZ$4.76
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) NZ$8
Ipad wi-fi 128gb NZ$876
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) NZ$0.42
1 month of gym membership in business district NZ$71
1 package of marlboro cigarettes NZ$26
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 156 prices entered by 12 different people.
Latest price update: January 24, 2020

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