The most surprising item in this basket is the extraordinary price of meat in NZ. Beef, pork, lamb and chicken seem to cost around forty percent more.
Oh BTW, before you all rush off to emigrate, just remember that in Australia you have state gummints which clip your ticket at every turn with annual fees for all sorts of things and large chunks of stamp duty on car and house purchases, to name a few.
All in all, you pay $90 in Adelaide for what costs you $100 in Auckland.
Hey, you never know, Holden might shift its manufacturing operation to South Auckland where it can employ people for half the price it has to pay union organise bludgers in Adelaide.
|Cost of Living Aust v NZ|
|Item||Aust $||NZ $||Basket||Aust||NZ|
|Aged rump steak||$13.50/kg||$20/kg||1 kg||13.5||20|
|Baked beans 420 g||$1.60 each||$1.73 each||5||8||8.5|
|Oranges - navel||$3.00/kg||$2.00/kg||2 kg||6||4|
|Leg lamb roast||$10.80/kg||$16/kg||2 kg||21.6||32|
|Pork leg roast||$8.50/kg||$12/kg||2 kg||17||24|
|Roasting chicken||$4.70/kg||$8/kg||1.5 kg||7.6||12|
|black tiger prawns||$29/kg||$35/kg||.5 kg||14.5||15|
|Nutri-grain 805g||$8.70 each||$11 each||1||8.7||11|
|Milk full cream||$1.25/litre||$1.9/litrre||2 l||2.5||3.8|
|Colby cheese 1kg||$14.10/kg||$10./kg||1 kg||14.1||10.3|
|Schnapper/Barramundi fillets||$38.00.kg||$50/kg'||1 kg||52||50|
|Premium beef mince||$12/kg||$13.50/kg||1 kg||12||13.5|
|Tip Top vanila 2 l||$6.06||$7 each||1||6.1||7|
|eggs caged 700g||$3.00||$3.90||1||3||3.9|
|Wolfblass Yellow C/S||$16.10||$13 each||1||16.1||13|
|Income tax + levy||18747||13625|