Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, sits near the North Island’s southernmost point on the Cook Strait. A compact city, it encompasses a waterfront promenade, sandy beaches, a working harbor and colorful timber houses on surrounding hills. find out the cost of living in Wellington (New Zealand) below.

Cost of living in Wellington (New Zealand) is given in detail below:

Expense Type Cost (Local Currency)
Lunch One Person (including a drink) in the business districtNZ$15
Fast Food Combo Meal at Restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar)NZ$12
500 grams (1/2 kg) of boneless chicken breastNZ$6
1 liter of whole fat milkNZ$1.92
1 dozen (12) Large eggsNZ$7
1 kilogram of tomatoes (2 lbs)NZ$5.69
0.5 kg (500 grams) local cheeseNZ$6
1 kg of apples (2 lb.) NZ$4.35
1 kg of potatoes (2 lb.)NZ$3.47
0.5 litre domestic beer at a supermarket (16 oz)NZ$4.04
1 bottle of good quality red table wineNZ$16
2 liters of Soft Drink (Coca-Cola)NZ$3.28
2 people meal (Bread only)NZ$1.88
Monthly rent of a 900 Sqft furnished accommodation in Posh areaNZ$2,793
Monthly rent of a 900 Sqft furnished accommodation in Average areaNZ$2,220
 2 people Household Utilities for 1 month (heating, electricity, gas) for 914 sq. ft. apartmentNZ$283
Monthly rent of a 480 Sqft furnished studio in Posh or Expensive areaNZ$2,011
Monthly rent of a 480 Sqft furnished studio in Average areaNZ$1,334
1 person Household Utilities for 1 month (heating, electricity, gas) for (480 Sqft) studioNZ$158
1 month Internet Connection (8 mbpsNZ$70
40 inch flat-screen TV NZ$690
Microwave 800 to 900 Watt made by Bosch, LG, or similar brandsNZ$220
Laundry detergent (3 litres~ or 100 oz.)NZ$12
Cleaning hourly rateNZ$24
1 jeans pair from Levis or similar brandNZ$111
Single warm weather dress at Top brand like Zara, H&M or similarNZ$59
Single pair of shoes for sports like Nike, Adidas, or similar brandsNZ$158
Single pair of men’s leather formal shoesNZ$176
1.4 cc base vehicle price (Volkswagen Golf)NZ$31,168
1 liter 0.25 gallon) of gas/fuelNZ$2.20
Public transport monthly ticket NZ$141
Business day taxi usage, 8 km. i.e. 5 milesNZ$29
 6 days cold treatment medicine like Tylenol, Coldrex, or similar brandsNZ$16
Antibiotics Box (12 doses)NZ$5.00
Private Doctor Visit (15 minutes)NZ$56
32 tampons (1 Box)NZ$5.98
Deodorant or roll-on  (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)NZ$7
Hair shampoo & conditioner(400 ml ~ 12 oz.)NZ$5.64
Toilet paper 4 rollsNZ$3.13
Toothpaste tubeNZ$3.10
Men’s haircut at the VIP areaNZ$32
Average dinner for two at a pubNZ$48
2 movie ticketsNZ$28
2 tickets to best seats at a theaterNZ$131
Dinner for two people at an Italian restaurant in the the VIP area including appetizer, main course, wine and dessertNZ$87
One cocktail drink at a downtown clubNZ$16
Coffee (Cappuccino) in the VIP area of the cityNZ$4.78
1 beer at a neighbourhood pub (500ml)NZ$8
128GB iPad with supported Wi-Fi NZ$674
1 minute of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts included)NZ$0.49
1 month of  business district gym membershipNZ$49
1 pack of cigarettes (Marlboro)NZ$27