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Wellington vs Auckland
Wlg vs Akl

Average net salary (After tax)

Auckland
Wellington

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Akl
Wlg
Outside city centre
Akl
Wlg

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Akl
Wlg
Outside city centre
Akl
Wlg

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Akl
Wlg
Outside city centre
Akl
Wlg

Mortgage rates

Auckland
4.5%
Wellington
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Auckland
Wellington

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Akl
Wlg

Mobile phone data

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

Akl
Wlg

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Akl
Wlg

Monthly pass

Regular price

Akl
Wlg

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Auckland
Wellington

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Akl
Wlg
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Auckland
Wellington

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

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

Fruit

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

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Auckland
4.5%
Wellington
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Auckland are 17.14% higher than in Wellington

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

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

Imported beer

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

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Auckland
5
Wellington

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Akl
Wlg

Summer dress

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

Akl
Wlg

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Auckland
$15.33
Wellington
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

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

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

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