Cost of living in Auckland, New Zealand

Summary of cost of living in Auckland

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: NZ$8,374
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: NZ$4,677
  • Auckland is the 2nd most expensive city in Oceania (2 out of 11)
  • Cost of living in Auckland is more expensive than in 86% of cities in the World (33 out of 230)
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List of prices in Auckland
Current as of Oct 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district NZ$24
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) NZ$13
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast NZ$7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk NZ$2.49
12 eggs, large NZ$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes NZ$8
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese NZ$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples NZ$4.02
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes NZ$3.07
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket NZ$4.21
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality NZ$17
2 liters of coca-cola NZ$3.54
Bread for 2 people for 1 day NZ$2.93
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area NZ$3,708
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area NZ$3,047
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat NZ$275
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area NZ$2,201
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area NZ$1,802
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio NZ$193
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) NZ$76
40” flat screen tv NZ$835
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) NZ$248
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) NZ$15
Hourly rate for cleaning help NZ$28
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) NZ$120
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) NZ$77
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) NZ$157
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes NZ$200
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new NZ$39,343
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas NZ$2.94
Monthly ticket public transport NZ$215
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$6
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$5.87
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) NZ$8
4 rolls of toilet paper NZ$3.79
Tube of toothpaste NZ$4.76
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city NZ$42
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub NZ$70
2 tickets to the movies NZ$40
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) NZ$211
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert NZ$126
1 cocktail drink in downtown club NZ$19
Cappuccino in expat area of the city NZ$5.46
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) NZ$11
Ipad wi-fi 128gb NZ$732
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) NZ$0.35
1 month of gym membership in business district NZ$73
1 package of marlboro cigarettes NZ$36
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 443 prices entered by 48 different people.
Latest price update: October 02, 2022

Auckland position in our World Ranking

the world
33rd
out of 230
oceania
2nd
out of 11

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

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oceania
1st
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1st
oceania
1st
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