Cost of Living in Queenstown

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1946
$4118
🛋️ Without rent
$662
$2082
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1283
$2036
🍽️ Food
$458
$1178
🚐 Transport
$79.7
$209
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3345
🏙️ Population
16K

The average cost of living in Queenstown is $1946, which is in the top 5% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 463rd out of 9294 in our global list and 3rd out of 31 in New Zealand.

The median after-tax salary is $3345, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months. Ranked 5206th (TOP 57%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 28th best city to live in New Zealand. With an estimated population of 16K, Queenstown is the 29th largest city in New Zealand.

✈️ Closest airport6 kmQueenstown International Airport
😷 Air qualityExcellent8.7 µg/m³
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Prices in Queenstown

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$11.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$53.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.8
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.78
☕ Cappuccino
$3.24
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.46

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1217
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1124
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2214
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1755
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$139
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.58%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$10510
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7008

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.42
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$102
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$22.5
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.46

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.33
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.03
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.87
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.59
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.9
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.02
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.66
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.24
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.21
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.77
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.95
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.54
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.88
🚬 Cigarette pack
$22.2
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.66
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.73
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.26
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.54

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$51.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$41.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$15.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$86
👟 Brand Sneakers
$101
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1096
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3522