Cost of living in Wellington, New Zealand

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district NZ$16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) NZ$11
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast NZ$9
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk NZ$2.13
12 eggs, large NZ$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes NZ$6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese NZ$10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples NZ$3.53
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes NZ$3.44
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket NZ$5.06
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality NZ$15
2 liters of Coca-Cola NZ$3.31
Bread for 2 people for 1 day NZ$2.22
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area NZ$2,726
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area NZ$2,326
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat NZ$430
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area NZ$1,717
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area NZ$1,422
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio NZ$136
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) NZ$63
40” flat screen TV NZ$736
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) NZ$252
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) NZ$12
Hourly rate for cleaning help NZ$23
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) NZ$133
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) NZ$114
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) NZ$141
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes NZ$211
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new NZ$38,337
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas NZ$1.91
Monthly ticket public transport NZ$150
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) NZ$30
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) NZ$18
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) NZ$8
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) NZ$53
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) NZ$7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) NZ$6
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) NZ$5.99
4 rolls of toilet paper NZ$2.45
Tube of toothpaste NZ$4.00
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city NZ$36
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub NZ$58
2 tickets to the movies NZ$28
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) NZ$168
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert NZ$120
1 cocktail drink in downtown club NZ$16
Cappuccino in expat area of the city NZ$4.44
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) NZ$8
iPod nano 16GB NZ$255
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) NZ$0.54
1 month of gym membership in business district NZ$73
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes NZ$22
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 503 prices entered by 74 different people.
Latest price update: January 19, 2017.

Wellington position in our World Ranking

the world
29th
out of 224
oceania
6th
out of 8

Cheapest and most expensive products in Wellington compared to other cities:

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3rd
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4th
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5th
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1st
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