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Cost of Living in Auckland | New Zealand

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1964
$4381
🛋️ Without rent
$829
$2528
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1136
$1853
🍽️ Food
$462
$1194
🚐 Transport
$248
$625
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2813
🏙️ Population
1.47M

The average cost of living in Auckland is $1964, which is in the top 4% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 351st out of 9294 in our global list and 2nd out of 31 in New Zealand.

The median after-tax salary is $2813, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.4 months. Ranked 124th (TOP 2%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 3rd best city to live in New Zealand. With an estimated population of 1.47M, Auckland is the 1st largest city in New Zealand.

✈️ Closest airport15 kmRNZAF Base Auckland-Whenuapai
😷 Air qualityExcellent8 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank158University of Auckland
Cost of living in Auckland infographic

Prices in Auckland

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$48.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.98
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.73
☕ Cappuccino
$3.34
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.28

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.6
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.81
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.46
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.35
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.39
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.66
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.5
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.33
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.09
🚬 Cigarette pack
$21.3
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.26
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.05
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.15
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.69

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.33
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$143
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.3
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.46

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1161
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$948
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1868
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1605
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$92.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$143
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$52.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.97%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7457
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6036

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$42.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$37.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$72.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$97.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$818
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13504

Auckland Cost of Living comparison