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Auckland vs Brisbane
Akl vs Bne

Average net salary (After tax)

Brisbane
Auckland

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bne
Akl
Outside city centre
Bne
Akl

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bne
Akl
Outside city centre
Bne
Akl

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Bne
Akl
Outside city centre
Bne
Akl

Mortgage rates

Brisbane
4.5%
Auckland
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Brisbane
Auckland

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Bne
Akl

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Bne
Akl

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Bne
Akl

Monthly pass

Regular price

Bne
Akl

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Brisbane
Auckland

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Bne
Akl
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Bne
Akl
White bread 500g
Bne
Akl
Eggs 12
Bne
Akl
White rice 1kg
Bne
Akl

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Brisbane
Auckland

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Bne
Akl
Beef round 1kg
Bne
Akl
Local cheese 1kg
Bne
Akl

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Bne
Akl
Lettuce 1 head
Bne
Akl
Tomatoes 1kg
Bne
Akl

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Bne
Akl
Oranges 1 head
Bne
Akl
Bananas 1kg
Bne
Akl

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Bne $4,070.74/mth
Akl $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Bne $4,070.74/mth
Akl $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Brisbane
4.5%
Auckland
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Brisbane are 17.14% higher than in Auckland

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Bne $4,070.74/mth
Akl $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Bne $4,070.74/mth
Akl $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Bne $4,070.74/mth
Akl $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Bne
Akl
Market 0.5L bottle
Bne
Akl

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Bne
Akl
Market 0.33L bottle
Bne
Akl

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Brisbane
5
Auckland

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Bne
Akl

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Bne
Akl

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Bne
Akl
1 pair men's leather shoes
Bne
Akl

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Brisbane
$15.33
Auckland
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Bne $4,070.74/mth
Akl $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Bne $4,070.74/mth
Akl $4,070.74/mth