Cost of living in Hamilton, New Zealand

Summary of cost of living in Hamilton

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: NZ$6,602
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: NZ$3,336
  • Hamilton is the 3rd cheapest city in Oceania (9 out of 11)
  • Cost of living in Hamilton is more expensive than in 65% of cities in the World (82 out of 234)

List of prices in Hamilton
Current as of Jul 2022.

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Food Update prices
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$2.06
12 eggs, large NZ$7
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes NZ$7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese NZ$8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples NZ$3.81
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes NZ$2.60
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket NZ$5.71
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality NZ$17
2 liters of coca-cola NZ$3.44
Bread for 2 people for 1 day NZ$2.32
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area NZ$2,523
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area NZ$1,902
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat NZ$247
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area NZ$1,794
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area NZ$1,358
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio NZ$154
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) NZ$74
40” flat screen tv NZ$691
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) NZ$228
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) NZ$14
Hourly rate for cleaning help NZ$28
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) NZ$129
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) NZ$70
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) NZ$165
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes NZ$218
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new NZ$39,898
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas NZ$2.59
Monthly ticket public transport NZ$101
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) NZ$10
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) NZ$5.43
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) NZ$42
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) NZ$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) NZ$4.93
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) NZ$5.19
4 rolls of toilet paper NZ$3.01
Tube of toothpaste NZ$3.63
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city NZ$26
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub NZ$72
2 tickets to the movies NZ$33
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) NZ$193
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert NZ$104
1 cocktail drink in downtown club NZ$13
Cappuccino in expat area of the city NZ$5.20
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) NZ$10
Ipad wi-fi 128gb NZ$741
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) NZ$1.03
1 month of gym membership in business district NZ$56
1 package of marlboro cigarettes NZ$33
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 274 prices entered by 14 different people.
Latest price update: July 22, 2022

Hamilton position in our World Ranking

the world
82nd
out of 234
oceania
9th
out of 11

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

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

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