Cost of living in Wellington, New Zealand

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Food [Edit]
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$2.12
12 eggs, large NZ$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes NZ$8
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese NZ$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples NZ$3.94
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes NZ$3.39
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket NZ$5.38
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality NZ$18
2 liters of Coca-Cola NZ$3.37
Bread for 2 people for 1 day NZ$2.73
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area NZ$3,030
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area NZ$2,189
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat NZ$277
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area NZ$2,324
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area NZ$1,643
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio NZ$120
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) NZ$76
40” flat screen TV NZ$584
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) NZ$259
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) NZ$11
Hourly rate for cleaning help NZ$24
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) NZ$104
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) NZ$155
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) NZ$176
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes NZ$222
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new NZ$34,248
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas NZ$1.98
Monthly ticket public transport NZ$145
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) NZ$29
Personal Care [Edit]
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$56
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) NZ$7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) NZ$5.92
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) NZ$7
4 rolls of toilet paper NZ$2.81
Tube of toothpaste NZ$3.53
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city NZ$28
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub NZ$53
2 tickets to the movies NZ$26
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) NZ$125
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert NZ$83
1 cocktail drink in downtown club NZ$16
Cappuccino in expat area of the city NZ$4.59
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) NZ$8
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB NZ$789
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) NZ$0.49
1 month of gym membership in business district NZ$50
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes NZ$24
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 788 prices entered by 91 different people.
Latest price update: January 22, 2018.

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