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Cost of Living in Wellington, New Zealand

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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jan 02, 2023

Summary: The cost of living in Wellington, New Zealand is generally considered to be quite high. A nice one bedroom apartment in Wellington can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $2,500 USD per month, while a nice two bedroom apartment can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $3,500 USD per month. The cost of dinner at a moderately priced restaurant in Wellington can range from $20 to $30 USD per person.

Is the cost of living in Wellington high?

We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Wellington, they wrote:

"The cost of living in Wellington can vary. Generally, costs for basic necessities such as groceries and rent are close to the national average, although some areas may be more expensive than others. The city also has a strong economy that means wages tend to be higher in Wellington than in other parts of the country. Generally, the cost of living in Wellington is considered to be moderate," said one expat in Wellington.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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