Budget Direct Insurance Money Magazine's Insurer of the Year 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021

Money magazine
Insurer of the
Year 2017-21

prices shown in
Los Angeles vs Wellington
Lax vs Wlg

Average net salary (After tax)

Wellington
Los Angeles

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Wlg
Lax
Outside city centre
Wlg
Lax

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Wlg
Lax
Outside city centre
Wlg
Lax

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Wlg
Lax
Outside city centre
Wlg
Lax

Mortgage rates

Wellington
4.5%
Los Angeles
5.5%
Compare our
home insurance prices

Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Wellington
Los Angeles

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Wlg
Lax

Mobile phone data

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

Wlg
Lax

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Wlg
Lax

Monthly pass

Regular price

Wlg
Lax

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Wellington
Los Angeles

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Wlg
Lax
Compare our
car insurance prices

Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Wellington
Los Angeles

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Wlg
Lax
Lettuce 1 head
Wlg
Lax
Tomatoes 1kg
Wlg
Lax

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Wlg
Lax
Oranges 1 head
Wlg
Lax
Bananas 1kg
Wlg
Lax

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Wellington
4.5%
Los Angeles
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Wellington are 17.14% higher than in Los Angeles

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Wlg
Lax
Market 0.5L bottle
Wlg
Lax

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Wlg
Lax
Market 0.33L bottle
Wlg
Lax

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Wellington
5
Los Angeles

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Wlg
Lax

Summer dress

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

Wlg
Lax

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Wellington
$15.33
Los Angeles
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Wlg $4,070.74/mth
Lax $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Wlg $4,070.74/mth
Lax $4,070.74/mth