Cost of living in New Zealand

What it costs to live in New Zealand may be quite different from your home country. How it compares depends on where you are coming from and what part of New Zealand you settle in.

If you have just arrived in New Zealand you may find the cost of living is more, or less than you expected. Use this calculator to find out what your income and expenses may be.


Information provided for general outline purposes only.  Data is approximate and relies on a five year census interval. We can not and do not guarantee any specific income or expense for any position or goods or service.

Our cost of living tool is currently undergoing maintenance


What do others think?

See what some successfully settled New Zealand migrants say about the balance between cost of living and quality of life

New Zealand cost of living comparison

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