Cost of living in Hamilton, New Zealand

Summary of cost of living in Hamilton

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: NZ$6,043
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: NZ$2,977
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Hamilton, New Zealand. Current as of Jun 2020.

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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$7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk NZ$2.11
12 eggs, large NZ$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes NZ$5.11
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese NZ$9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples NZ$3.44
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes NZ$2.41
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket NZ$5.14
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality NZ$17
2 liters of coca-cola NZ$3.22
Bread for 2 people for 1 day NZ$1.51
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area NZ$2,274
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area NZ$1,514
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat NZ$282
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area NZ$1,494
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area NZ$1,170
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio NZ$286
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) NZ$59
40” flat screen tv NZ$647
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) NZ$222
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) NZ$12
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$60
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) NZ$141
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes NZ$164
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new NZ$38,238
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas NZ$2.09
Monthly ticket public transport NZ$100
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) NZ$14
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) NZ$5.00
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) NZ$48
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) NZ$9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) NZ$4.78
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) NZ$5.83
4 rolls of toilet paper NZ$3.49
Tube of toothpaste NZ$3.71
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city NZ$23
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub NZ$67
2 tickets to the movies NZ$35
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) NZ$148
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert NZ$127
1 cocktail drink in downtown club NZ$14
Cappuccino in expat area of the city NZ$4.89
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) NZ$8
Ipad wi-fi 128gb NZ$748
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) NZ$0.95
1 month of gym membership in business district NZ$54
1 package of marlboro cigarettes NZ$27
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 61 prices entered by 9 different people.
Latest price update: June 04, 2020

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