Cost of living in Auckland, New Zealand

Summary of cost of living in Auckland

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: NZ$7,505
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: NZ$4,078
  • Auckland is the 2nd most expensive city in Oceania (2 out of 7)
  • Cost of living in Auckland is more expensive than in 93% of cities in the World (14 out of 198)

List of prices in Auckland, New Zealand. Current as of Mar 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district NZ$20
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) NZ$13
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast NZ$8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk NZ$2.16
12 eggs, large NZ$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes NZ$6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese NZ$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples NZ$3.90
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes NZ$3.13
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket NZ$4.22
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality NZ$20
2 liters of coca-cola NZ$3.71
Bread for 2 people for 1 day NZ$2.27
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area NZ$3,054
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area NZ$2,639
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat NZ$309
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area NZ$2,363
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area NZ$2,102
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio NZ$197
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) NZ$76
40” flat screen tv NZ$734
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) NZ$243
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) NZ$12
Hourly rate for cleaning help NZ$28
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) NZ$117
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) NZ$67
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) NZ$192
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes NZ$228
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new NZ$34,283
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas NZ$2.06
Monthly ticket public transport NZ$213
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) NZ$30
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) NZ$12
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) NZ$5.55
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) NZ$64
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) NZ$9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) NZ$7
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) NZ$7
4 rolls of toilet paper NZ$3.92
Tube of toothpaste NZ$3.83
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city NZ$37
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub NZ$61
2 tickets to the movies NZ$35
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) NZ$232
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$18
Cappuccino in expat area of the city NZ$5.07
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) NZ$12
Ipad wi-fi 128gb NZ$689
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) NZ$0.33
1 month of gym membership in business district NZ$80
1 package of marlboro cigarettes NZ$34
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 431 prices entered by 64 different people.
Latest price update: March 06, 2021

Auckland position in our World Ranking

the world
14th
out of 198
oceania
2nd
out of 7

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

the world
4th
the world
4th
oceania
1st
oceania
1st
oceania
1st
oceania
1st

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