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Auckland vs Wellington
Akl vs Wlg

Average net salary (After tax)

Wellington
Auckland

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Wlg
Akl
Outside city centre
Wlg
Akl

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Wlg
Akl
Outside city centre
Wlg
Akl

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Wlg
Akl
Outside city centre
Wlg
Akl

Mortgage rates

Wellington
4.5%
Auckland
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Wellington
Auckland

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Wlg
Akl

Mobile phone data

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

Wlg
Akl

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Wlg
Akl

Monthly pass

Regular price

Wlg
Akl

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Wellington
Auckland

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Wlg
Akl
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Wellington
Auckland

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Wlg
Akl
Lettuce 1 head
Wlg
Akl
Tomatoes 1kg
Wlg
Akl

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Wlg
Akl
Oranges 1 head
Wlg
Akl
Bananas 1kg
Wlg
Akl

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Wellington
4.5%
Auckland
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Wellington are 17.14% higher than in Auckland

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Wlg
Akl
Market 0.5L bottle
Wlg
Akl

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Wlg
Akl
Market 0.33L bottle
Wlg
Akl

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Wellington
5
Auckland

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Wlg
Akl

Summer dress

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

Wlg
Akl

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Wellington
$15.33
Auckland
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Wlg $4,070.74/mth
Akl $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Wlg $4,070.74/mth
Akl $4,070.74/mth