Cost of living in Auckland, New Zealand

Summary of cost of living in Auckland

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: NZ$9,411
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: NZ$5,314
  • Auckland is the most expensive city in Oceania (1 out of 11)
  • Cost of living in Auckland is more expensive than in 87% of cities in the World (28 out of 202)
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List of prices in Auckland
Current as of Dec 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district NZ$25
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) NZ$15
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast NZ$9
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk NZ$2.22
12 eggs, large NZ$10
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes NZ$10
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese NZ$9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples NZ$4.29
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes NZ$3.64
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket NZ$3.35
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality NZ$19
2 liters of coca-cola NZ$4.18
Bread for 2 people for 1 day NZ$1.35
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area NZ$4,482
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area NZ$3,223
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat NZ$260
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area NZ$2,785
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area NZ$1,949
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio NZ$201
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) NZ$70
40” flat screen tv NZ$674
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) NZ$254
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) NZ$18
Hourly rate for cleaning help NZ$31
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) NZ$135
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) NZ$123
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) NZ$162
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes NZ$237
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new NZ$87,678
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas NZ$2.89
Monthly ticket public transport NZ$177
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) NZ$31
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) NZ$16
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) NZ$5.62
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) NZ$70
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) NZ$9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) NZ$5.51
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) NZ$8
4 rolls of toilet paper NZ$3.30
Tube of toothpaste NZ$4.17
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city NZ$39
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub NZ$91
2 tickets to the movies NZ$43
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) NZ$251
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert NZ$150
1 cocktail drink in downtown club NZ$21
Cappuccino in expat area of the city NZ$5.62
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) NZ$12
Ipad wi-fi 128gb NZ$979
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) NZ$0.30
1 month of gym membership in business district NZ$82
1 package of marlboro cigarettes NZ$40
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 339 prices entered by 47 different people.
Latest price update: December 11, 2023

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