Cost of living in Wellington, New Zealand

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district NZ$17
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) NZ$11
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast NZ$8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk NZ$1.97
12 eggs, large NZ$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes NZ$5.81
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese NZ$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples NZ$3.94
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes NZ$3.70
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket NZ$5.63
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality NZ$18
2 liters of Coca-Cola NZ$3.41
Bread for 2 people for 1 day NZ$1.80
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area NZ$2,405
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area NZ$1,840
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat NZ$298
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$1,449
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio NZ$138
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) NZ$70
40” flat screen TV NZ$659
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) NZ$241
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) NZ$10
Hourly rate for cleaning help NZ$23
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$101
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) NZ$145
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes NZ$214
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new NZ$37,459
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas NZ$1.95
Monthly ticket public transport NZ$146
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$54
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$6
4 rolls of toilet paper NZ$2.33
Tube of toothpaste NZ$3.74
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city NZ$35
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub NZ$50
2 tickets to the movies NZ$24
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) NZ$163
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert NZ$121
1 cocktail drink in downtown club NZ$15
Cappuccino in expat area of the city NZ$4.50
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) NZ$8
iPod nano 16GB NZ$256
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) NZ$0.48
1 month of gym membership in business district NZ$53
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes NZ$23
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 610 prices entered by 80 different people.
Latest price update: April 23, 2017.

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