Cost of living in Hamilton, New Zealand

List of prices in Hamilton, New Zealand. Current as of Jan 2019.

Expatistan is a collaborative effort. The data gets better with every new price that you enter.
We need your help! Tell us about prices in Hamilton.
Change the currency:
Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district NZ$21
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) NZ$13
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast NZ$8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk NZ$2.18
12 eggs, large NZ$6
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes NZ$5.33
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese NZ$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples NZ$3.61
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes NZ$2.40
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket NZ$6
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality NZ$18
2 liters of Coca-Cola NZ$3.06
Bread for 2 people for 1 day NZ$1.15
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area NZ$2,346
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area NZ$1,405
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat NZ$214
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area NZ$1,405
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area NZ$1,113
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio NZ$312
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) NZ$60
40” flat screen TV NZ$583
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) NZ$217
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) NZ$14
Hourly rate for cleaning help NZ$20
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) NZ$125
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) NZ$60
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) NZ$139
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes NZ$166
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new NZ$39,106
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas NZ$2.05
Monthly ticket public transport NZ$100
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) NZ$14
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) NZ$5.00
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) NZ$50
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) NZ$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) NZ$4.72
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) NZ$5.50
4 rolls of toilet paper NZ$3.63
Tube of toothpaste NZ$3.86
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city NZ$22
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub NZ$55
2 tickets to the movies NZ$34
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) NZ$79
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert NZ$128
1 cocktail drink in downtown club NZ$14
Cappuccino in expat area of the city NZ$4.86
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) NZ$8
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB NZ$864
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) NZ$0.83
1 month of gym membership in business district NZ$58
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 222 prices entered by 23 different people.
Latest price update: January 22, 2019.

Do you live in Hamilton? We need your help!

What is the price of

Prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans)

in Hamilton?


International Cost of Living Index


Prices recently added

  • Utilities (studio), monthly for 1 person in 45 m2 in Rome costs €630 (20 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Cagayan de Oro costs Php300 (about 1 hour ago)
  • 12 eggs, large in Irvine, California costs $10 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Weekly rent - 2 bedroom (85m2) furnished accommodation in expensive area in Adelaide costs AU$1,505 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Pattaya costs 1,500 ฿ (about 1 hour ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in San Francisco, California costs $8 (about 2 hours ago)