Cost of Living in Nelson

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1468
$3434
🛋️ Without rent
$687
$2045
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$782
$1389
🍽️ Food
$503
$1293
🚐 Transport
$72
$195
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3058
😀 Quality of life
62
🏙️ Population
49.3K

The average cost of living in Nelson is $1468, which is in the top 30% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2815th out of 9294 in our global list and 9th out of 31 in New Zealand.

The median after-tax salary is $3058, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months. Ranked 4819th (TOP 52%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 21st best city to live in New Zealand. With an estimated population of 49.3K, Nelson is the 18th largest city in New Zealand.

✈️ Closest airport 2 km Nelson Airport
😷 Air quality Good 11.1 µg/m³
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Prices in Nelson

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$14.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$47.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.9
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.34
 Cappuccino
$3.11
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.14
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$744
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$573
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1433
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1077
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$119
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$185
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$55.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.87%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1135
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$949
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.52
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$68.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$22.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.77
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.71
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.11
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.37
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.74
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.37
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.32
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.02
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.17
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.82
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.15
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.6
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.05
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.66
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.28
🚬 Cigarette pack
$21
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.02
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.74
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.03
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.53
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$29.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$32.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$88.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$93.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$424
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9421

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