Cost of living in New Zealand

The cost of living in New Zealand is very reasonable, but as in most countries, you monthly budget will depend on the type of lifestyle you lead and on which of New Zealand’s islands you live on. South Island is significantly cheaper than North Island.

To give you an idea of how much it costs to live here, below are some prices of common items:

NZD$
Monthly energy costs (apartment) $100
Doctor consultation $50 to $75
Telephone (monthly landline rental) $45
Cup of coffee $3.50
Beer in a bar $8
A dozen eggs $5
Chicken (whole, fresh) $9
Milk (1 liter) $2
Bottle of water (1.5 liter) $2.80
Three-course dinner at a restaurant $65

 

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