Average cost of trip to New Zealand

Accommodation, food, transport and entertainment costs in New Zealand

Updated Feb. 3, 2021

How much money are you going to need for your trip to New Zealand? You should plan to spend around NZ$383.27 ($277.26) per day on your trip to New Zealand for one person and NZ$476.24 ($344.52) for two when traveling. This budget includes accommodation costs for 2 adults in a good 4-star hotel (NZ$290.29 $210.00), lunch in a local restaurant, street food and drinks for a day (NZ$108.24 $78.30) and some entertainment (NZ$77.72 $56.22) for two. Find more about New Zealand travel budget in 2020 below.

How much will a one-week trip to New Zealand cost? The average one-week vacaction cost to New Zealand is around NZ$4,805.81 ($3,476.57) for one person and around NZ$7,173.15 ($5,189.13) for a couple including flights. May is the cheapest month to go to New Zealand.

Budget

One Week for Two NZ$4,338.66 ≈ $3,138.63
Two Weeks for Two NZ$6,603.63 ≈ $4,777.13

Comfort

One Week for Two NZ$7,173.15 ≈ $5,189.13
Two Weeks for Two NZ$10,485.45 ≈ $7,585.28

High-end

One Week for Two NZ$10,408.18 ≈ $7,529.38
Two Weeks for Two NZ$16,030.91 ≈ $11,596.92
New Zealand Travel Budget

New Zealand

Currency NZ$ (New Zealand Dollar)
Exchange Rate 100NZ$ $
Exchange rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated 28 Feb 2021, 00:30 UTC.

💰 Is it expensive to visit New Zealand?

A lot of people want to visit New Zealand and wonder what the budget would be like. Like with any vacation, the cost depends on where you’re flying from, what kind of accommodations you’re looking for and what you want to see or how you want to spend time. We're colleting all these travel costs from other travellers just like you, so you can make a better estimate of the budget for a trip that matches your own preferences.

✈ Cost of flights to New Zealand from

How much does it cost to fly to New Zealand? High season for flights to New Zealand spans from December to January — prepare to pay $1,405.00 and more for your return flight to New Zealand. The period from September to November is considered the low season and the average fares for flights are generally cheaper: you can usually get a return flight for about $1,059.00 on average. And if you're lucky, you can even find a better deal!

🛏 Average prices for accommodation in New Zealand

How much do hotels charge per night in New Zealand? High season in New Zealand runs from December to April. One night in a mid-range hotel during these months costs around $128.00. Low season spans from May to September. You can get a room for a night for as low as $27.00. Some nice bargains are usually also available, especially at the higher end resorts.

3*, 4* Hotels. Double rooms in 3*, 4* Hotels cost around $91.00 per night, but prices can go up to 40% higher during high season.

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🍲 Average prices for food and eating out in New Zealand

How much does food in New Zealand cost? The average cost of food and drinks in New Zealand is NZ$0.00 ($0.00) per day for one person. An average street food meal in New Zealand would cost you around NZ$23.06 ($16.68). A sit-in dinner for two people would cost around NZ$41.53 ($30.04). Lunch in a mid-range cafe or restaurant would cost you something between the two.

How much do drinks cost? A bottle of water in New Zealand is around NZ$2.70 ($1.95). A soft drink is around NZ$2.70 ($1.95) when you buy it in a supermarket. A beer would cost you around NZ$7.31 ($5.29) when you buy it in a bar. Alcoholic cocktails in bars and night clubs are NZ$7.52 ($5.44) per cocktail.

Average prices for meals and drinks in New Zealand
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Supermarket Drinks
🥤 Soft Drink NZ$2.70 ≈$1.95
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🍺 Beer
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💧 Bottle of Water NZ$2.70 ≈$1.95
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Bar Drinks
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🍺 Beer NZ$7.31 ≈$5.29
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🍹 Alcoholic Cocktail NZ$7.52 ≈$5.44
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Meals
🍽 Dinner for Two NZ$41.53 ≈$30.04
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🌯 Street Food NZ$23.06 ≈$16.68
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April 23, 2020 🍹 Alcoholic Cocktail NZ$7.50 $5.43
April 23, 2020 💧 Bottle of Water NZ$2.98 $2.16
April 23, 2020 🍽 Dinner for Two NZ$39.00 $28.21
April 23, 2020 🌯 Street Food NZ$23.00 $16.64
April 23, 2020 🍽 Dinner for Two NZ$14.80 $10.71
April 23, 2020 🍽 Dinner for Two NZ$74.01 $53.54
April 23, 2020 🍺 Beer NZ$7.40 $5.35
April 23, 2020 🥤 Soft Drink NZ$2.72 $1.97
April 23, 2020 💧 Bottle of Water NZ$2.43 $1.76
April 20, 2020 🍹 Alcoholic Cocktail NZ$7.50 $5.43

🏛 Average prices for entertainment in New Zealand

What are the prices for entertainment and activities in New Zealand? Guided group tours are approximately NZ$55.13 ($39.88) per person. If you want to go on a guided tour and save some cash, try looking for free walking tours in New Zealand on Tripadvisor.

Average prices for entertainemnt and activities in New Zealand
Type Average Price
🏰 Group Tour NZ$55.13 ≈$39.88
🏛 Museum
🤹 Show or Theatre NZ$32.47 ≈$23.49
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April 23, 2020 🤹 Show or Theatre NZ$51.00 $36.89
April 23, 2020 🏰 Group Tour NZ$55.00 $39.79
April 23, 2020 🤹 Show or Theatre NZ$13.98 $10.11
April 20, 2020 🤹 Show or Theatre NZ$51.00 $36.89
April 20, 2020 🏰 Group Tour NZ$55.00 $39.79

🚌 Average prices for transport and car rentals in New Zealand

How much does airport transfer cost in New Zealand? The average cost of a 20-minute taxi ride is approximately NZ$13.24 ($9.58).

Average prices for transport and car rentals in New Zealand
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Transfers
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Taxi
🚖 Taxi NZ$13.24 ≈$9.58
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Public Transport
🚉 Public Transport NZ$3.83 ≈$2.77
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April 23, 2020 🚉 Public Transport NZ$4.80 $3.47
April 23, 2020 🚖 Taxi NZ$24.00 $17.36
April 23, 2020 🚖 Taxi NZ$2.46 $1.78
April 23, 2020 🚉 Public Transport NZ$2.88 $2.08
April 20, 2020 🚉 Public Transport NZ$24.00 $17.36
April 20, 2020 🚖 Taxi NZ$24.00 $17.36

🤑 Calculate your New Zealand travel budget

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Local prices are converted to $ USD
Destination in New Zealand Total Flight Accomodation Eating Out Entertainment Transport Pocket Cash
New Zealand 3476.6 1095 1470 274.0 196.7 43.9 396.9