Cost of living in Dunedin, New Zealand

Summary of cost of living in Dunedin

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: NZ$6,266
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: NZ$3,096
  • 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 Apr 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district NZ$20
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) NZ$14
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast NZ$9
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk NZ$2.02
12 eggs, large NZ$10
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes NZ$9
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese NZ$10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples NZ$4.19
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes NZ$3.91
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket NZ$6
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality NZ$22
2 liters of coca-cola NZ$2.82
Bread for 2 people for 1 day NZ$2.34
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area NZ$2,319
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area NZ$1,689
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$1,890
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area NZ$1,245
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio NZ$143
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) NZ$83
40” flat screen tv NZ$689
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) NZ$275
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) NZ$15
Hourly rate for cleaning help NZ$29
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) NZ$120
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) NZ$104
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) NZ$182
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes NZ$206
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new NZ$31,964
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas NZ$2.12
Monthly ticket public transport NZ$76
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$57
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) NZ$6
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) NZ$5.76
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) NZ$6
4 rolls of toilet paper NZ$3.43
Tube of toothpaste NZ$4.72
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city NZ$42
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub NZ$74
2 tickets to the movies NZ$36
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) NZ$102
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert NZ$89
1 cocktail drink in downtown club NZ$15
Cappuccino in expat area of the city NZ$5.10
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) NZ$9
Ipad wi-fi 128gb NZ$845
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district NZ$64
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 less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: April 24, 2024

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