Cost of living in Wellington, New Zealand

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district NZ$14
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$2.03
12 eggs, large NZ$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes NZ$6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese NZ$9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples NZ$3.63
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes NZ$3.73
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket NZ$5.39
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality NZ$19
2 liters of Coca-Cola NZ$3.19
Bread for 2 people for 1 day NZ$2.13
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area NZ$2,665
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area NZ$1,995
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat NZ$291
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area NZ$2,045
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area NZ$1,200
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio NZ$141
Internet 8MB (1 month) NZ$64
40” flat screen TV NZ$663
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) NZ$238
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) NZ$11
Hourly rate for cleaning help NZ$25
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) NZ$147
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) NZ$73
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) NZ$161
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes NZ$223
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new NZ$42,705
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$30
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) NZ$19
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$5.87
4 rolls of toilet paper NZ$2.48
Tube of toothpaste NZ$4.00
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city NZ$35
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub NZ$56
2 tickets to the movies NZ$33
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) NZ$154
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert NZ$129
1 cocktail drink in downtown club NZ$15
Cappuccino in expat area of the city NZ$4.62
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) NZ$9
iPod nano 16GB NZ$229
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) NZ$0.60
1 month of gym membership in business district NZ$86
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes NZ$22
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 473 prices entered by 59 different people.
Latest price update: July 29, 2016.

Wellington position in our World Ranking

the world
33rd
out of 267
oceania
5th
out of 9

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