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
Item Cost (NZ $)
Renting with others (3 bedrooms sharing) – based on Mt. Eden 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

Typical Prices in New Zealand as per Government Statistics Department as per common purchases in 2015
Item Cost (NZ $)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.21
Milk – standard, 2 litres 2.10
Apples (kg) 3.86
Beer – glass (400ml) 4.46
Visit to private doctor(15 minutes) 49.00

Other typical prices
Item Cost (NZ $)
Washing machine 600 – 1500
42” LED-LCD flat screen TV 600 – 1500
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) 36,350.00