Cost of living in Queenstown, New Zealand, New Zealand

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district NZ$19
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) NZ$13
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast NZ$6
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk NZ$2.34
12 eggs, large NZ$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes NZ$7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese NZ$9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples NZ$4.18
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes NZ$4.33
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket NZ$5.10
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality NZ$24
2 liters of Coca-Cola NZ$3.50
Bread for 2 people for 1 day NZ$1.25
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area NZ$2,481
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area NZ$1,934
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat NZ$222
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area NZ$1,771
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area NZ$1,419
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio NZ$174
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) NZ$75
40” flat screen TV NZ$500
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) NZ$379
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) NZ$18
Hourly rate for cleaning help NZ$23
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) NZ$127
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) NZ$64
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) NZ$150
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes NZ$180
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new NZ$38,976
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas NZ$2.06
Monthly ticket public transport NZ$184
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$9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) NZ$7
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) NZ$58
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) NZ$5.67
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) NZ$5.00
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) NZ$9
4 rolls of toilet paper NZ$3.33
Tube of toothpaste NZ$5.33
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city NZ$30
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub NZ$63
2 tickets to the movies NZ$35
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert NZ$103
1 cocktail drink in downtown club NZ$14
Cappuccino in expat area of the city NZ$4.75
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) NZ$9
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district NZ$70
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes NZ$27
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 93 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: April 05, 2018.

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