Cost of living in New Plymouth, New Zealand

Summary of cost of living in New Plymouth

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: NZ$6,010
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: NZ$3,049
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in New Plymouth
Current as of Feb 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district NZ$19
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) NZ$12
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast NZ$10
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk NZ$1.83
12 eggs, large NZ$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes NZ$5.05
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese NZ$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples NZ$4.63
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes NZ$3.60
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket NZ$7
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality NZ$20
2 liters of coca-cola NZ$3.11
Bread for 2 people for 1 day NZ$2.06
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area NZ$2,336
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$266
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area NZ$1,362
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area NZ$1,182
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio NZ$256
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) NZ$66
40” flat screen tv NZ$806
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) NZ$247
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) NZ$12
Hourly rate for cleaning help NZ$30
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) NZ$115
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) NZ$62
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) NZ$161
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes NZ$237
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new NZ$35,065
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas NZ$2.39
Monthly ticket public transport NZ$57
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) NZ$28
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) NZ$12
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) NZ$11
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) NZ$59
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) NZ$9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) NZ$5.00
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) NZ$6
4 rolls of toilet paper NZ$3.05
Tube of toothpaste NZ$4.33
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city NZ$29
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub NZ$62
2 tickets to the movies NZ$35
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) NZ$146
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert NZ$110
1 cocktail drink in downtown club NZ$16
Cappuccino in expat area of the city NZ$4.67
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) NZ$9
Ipad wi-fi 128gb NZ$1,177
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) NZ$0.41
1 month of gym membership in business district NZ$49
1 package of marlboro cigarettes NZ$28
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 149 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: February 05, 2023

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