17 March, 2016
With the tourism industry booming in New Zealand. Cost of living in Auckland in hotels are popping up all the time. There are also plenty of restaurants and night clubs you can open should you want to start your own business. Agriculture in New Zealand is one of the primary industries. We are able to supply all we need for own people. About 25% of the annual exports have something to do with products from agriculture.
You do want to check out the cost of living as you may think you are going to get a great wage working in New Zealand. Yet some areas are very expensive for basic living expenses. This is mainly due to the tourism. Service providers know they can charge more and people will pay for it.
It’s not that cheap to come here. But, it’s not THAT expensive.
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,303 prices entered by 477 different people.
Latest price update: July 08, 2015. (Source: http://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living/auckland) with our corrections for winter months prices.
|Lunchtime menu in the business district||NZ$12-16|
|Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar)||NZ$10|
|1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast||NZ$9|
|1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk||NZ$1.97|
|12 eggs, large||NZ$7|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes||NZ$4.89-8 (in winter)|
|500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese||NZ$7|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of apples||NZ$1.99-3.61|
|2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes||NZ$2.58|
|0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket||NZ$3.78|
|1 bottle of red table wine, good quality. There are often good sales in supermarkets when you can buy $18 bottle for $10 and less.||NZ$18|
|2 liters of Coca-Cola||NZ$3.14|
|Bread for 2 people for 1 day||NZ$2.16|
|Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area. Rent is payable weekly in NZ and depend on how close accommodation is to Auckland City. So one bedroom furnished apartment you can rent for $430/w (long term) and the same apartment will cost you $350/w in Manukau City.(our notes)||NZ$2,572|
|Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas …) for 2 people in 85m2 flat. The cost of utilities depends on your lifestyle and varies a lot. In Summer you pay less and in winter more for power depending what source of heating you use.||NZ$337|
|Internet (1 month) varied a lot, depending what you need and from what company.||NZ$65|
|40” flat screen TV||NZ$636|
|Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt||NZ$180|
|Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)||NZ$11|
|Hourly rate for cleaning help||NZ$20|
|Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new||NZ$12-16|
|1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas||NZ$10|
|Monthly ticket public transport||NZ$9|
|Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles)||NZ$1.97|
Altogether, Considering cost of living in Auckland New Zealand to begin a new life takes some planning, some money in the pocket and a great deal of ingenuity when you are here. Our economy is booming, especially in South Island and parts of North Island as well! There are a few jobs, it depends on you to discover one! Any trouble with visas – Please contact professionals!