Living Costs in New Zealand

This is an indication of living costs in New Zealand to help you plan your stay. These prices are not exact and are only indicative for planning.

LIVING EXPENSES (AUCKLAND) PER WEEK AS PER STUDYLINK / EXPATISTAN / NEW ZEALAND Cost (NZ$)
Renting with others (sharing 3 bedroom house or apartment) 202.00
Food – basic dietary requirements 64.00
Power 13.00
Bus – with regional bus card discounts 23.00
Phone – minimum phone and text plan 5.00
Internet – unlimited broadband 7.00
Other (includes clothing / toiletries / make-up) 20.00
Approximate total weekly expense 334.00
PRICES AS PER EXPATISTAN IN 2021 Cost (NZ$)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.27
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.16
1 kg (2 lb.) of Apples 3.90
0.5 l (16 oz.) domestic beer in supermarket 4.22
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 64.00
OTHER TYPICAL COSTS AS PER NEW ZEALAND NOW Cost (NZ$)
Washing machine 600 – 1,500
42” LED-LCD flat screen TV 600 – 1,500
Round of golf 30 – 100
Cup of coffee (flat white) 4.00
Big Mac 6.00
Movie ticket 10 – 20
Pair of jeans 60 – 150
Car – Ford Focus (2.0L, 5 door) 36,350