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 Biscuits2.3
  Beer (12 pack)25.00-30.00
  Cup of Coffee5
  Milk – standard, 2 litters3.6 
  Bread – white sliced loaf (600g)1.55 
  Water (0.33 litter bottle) 2.86 
  McDonald’s Big Mac Combo6
EntertainmentMovie Ticket14.00-20.00
  Museums25
  Auckland Zoo28
ClothingPair of jeans60.00 – 200.00
  T-shirt20
  Sweater50
TransportCity Bus1.80 – 4.50
  Monthly bus pass190
  Train fare1.70 – 10.30
OtherNewspaper (New Zealand Herald)2
  GP/doctor’s visit – adult 37.14 
  Toilet Paper (12 pack)6
  Postage for International Air2

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

 
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