SAMPLE COST OF LIVING

We recommend that students have approximately NZ$200-NZ$300 per week for their living expenses other than the cost of tuition and accommodation.

Here are some samples

Categories   Items       Price (NZD)  
Food and Drink

Apples (1kg)

2.5
  Pack of Chocolate Biscuits 2.3
  Beer (12 pack) 25.00-30.00
  Cup of Coffee 5
  Milk – standard, 2 litters 3.6  
  Bread – white sliced loaf (600g) 1.55  
  Water (0.33 litter bottle)   2.86  
  McDonald’s Big Mac Combo 6
Entertainment Movie Ticket 14.00-20.00
  Museums 25
  Auckland Zoo 28
Clothing Pair of jeans 60.00 – 200.00
  T-shirt 20
  Sweater 50
Transport City Bus 1.80 – 4.50
  Monthly bus pass 190
  Train fare 1.70 – 10.30
Other Newspaper (New Zealand Herald) 2
  GP/doctor’s visit – adult   37.14  
  Toilet Paper (12 pack) 6
  Postage for International Air 2

*Information retrieved in May 2016; visit the following page for updated prices

 
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