Cost of Living in Christchurch | New Zealand

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1564
$3642
🛋️ Without rent
$705
$2162
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$859
$1480
🍽️ Food
$484
$1268
🚐 Transport
$110
$294
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2628
🏙️ Population
377k

The average cost of living in Christchurch is $1564, which is in the top 24% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2158th out of 9294 in our global list and 7th out of 31 in New Zealand.

The median after-tax salary is $2628, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months. Ranked 86th (TOP 1%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2nd best city to live in New Zealand. With an estimated population of 377k, Christchurch is the 3rd largest city in New Zealand.

✈️ Closest airport10 kmChristchurch International Airport
😷 Air qualityExcellent7.3 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank468University of Canterbury
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Prices in Christchurch

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$71.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.89
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.5
☕ Cappuccino
$3.05
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.96

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$879
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$698
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1587
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1251
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$70
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$107
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$54.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.69%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3571
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2064

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.19
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$73.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.5
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.43

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.93
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.78
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.26
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.62
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.99
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.18
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.29
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.6
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.61
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.82
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.22
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.31
🚬 Cigarette pack
$19.8
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.37
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.93
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.14

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$42.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$32.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$12
👖 Brand Jeans
$80
👟 Brand Sneakers
$95
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$732
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$7346