Cost of Living in Wanaka

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1135
$2973
🛋️ Without rent
$665
$2042
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$469
$931
🍽️ Food
$495
$1287
🚐 Transport
$66.6
$178
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
😀 Quality of life
59
🏙️ Population
8.9K

The average cost of living in Wanaka is $1135, which is close to the world's average cost of living, ranked 4208th out of 9294 in our global list and 28th out of 31 in New Zealand.

The median after-tax salary is $2713, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2.4 months. Ranked 5261st (TOP 57%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 29th best city to live in New Zealand. With an estimated population of 8.9K, Wanaka is the 30th largest city in New Zealand.

✈️ Closest airport 10 km Wanaka Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 8.6 µg/m³
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Prices in Wanaka

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$20.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$68.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.58
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.08
 Cappuccino
$2.94
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.35
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$386
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$339
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1263
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$649
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$70.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$109
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.27%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3665
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2757
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.99
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$71
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$19.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.77
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.77
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.83
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.84
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.45
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.9
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.55
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.88
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.65
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.47
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.85
🚬 Cigarette pack
$21.8
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.92
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.78
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.01
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.56
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.49
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$32.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$63.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$92.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$624
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9609

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