Cost of Visiting Wellington, New Zealand

by Rongotai Apartments on November 11, 2011

Planning a holiday in New Zealand? This article will give you an idea of the cost of every day items items you’re likely to purchase while on holiday in New Zealand.

In a 2010 worldwide cost of living survey, Auckland ranks in 149th place, while Wellington is the least expensive city of the two at 163rd in the world.

Exchange Rate:
$1 USD = $1.227 NZD
$1 AUD = $1.294 NZD
$1 EUR = $1.612 NZD
*as at 7 March 2012

Supermarket Shopping:
Milk (1 litre): $2.50
Budget bread = $1.50 NZD
Wholemeal bread = $3.50 NZD
Bottle of water = $1 – $3
Local beers (12) = $20 NZD

Convenience Store Shopping:
Milk (1 litre): $3
Budget bread = $2 NZD
Wholemeal bread = $4 NZD
Bottle of water = $2 – $4
Local beers (12) = $25 NZD

Night Life:
Restaurant meal: $20-$50/person
Takeaway meal: $10-$20/person
Beer in a pub = $8 NZD
Cigarettes = $14.50 NZD
Beer price’s and size can vary a lot from pub to pub and restaurant to restaurant.

Tourist Life:
Post Cards = $0.50 – $4 NZD
DVD’s & CD’s = $10-$15 NZD
Disposable camera: $15

Transport & Parking:
Petrol (unleaded): $2.16/litre NZD
Petrol (diesel): $1.50/litre NZD
Car rental = $45/day NZD
Motorbike rental = $30/day NZD
Taxi hire = $2.50/km NZD
Bus ride = $6/day NZD
City parking = $10/day NZD

Phone and Internet:
Sim Card: $10-$20
Micro Sim Card: $30-$50
Internet cafe: $2 for 15 minutes

Exchange rates current as at 07 March 2012. Cost of living prices above are provided as a guide only; as at 09 November 2011.

About the Author: This article was written by the team at Rongotai Apartments – New, unique, award winning accommodation in Wellington, New Zealand. You’re invited to Follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook or check out our website at rongotaiapartments.co.nz to find accommodation in Wellington.

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