How much do groceries cost in NZ?

One way to look at the cost of living in New Zealand is to compare cost of groceries. Items that may be a staple in your country could be disproportionately expensive in New Zealand due to availability, whereas others are disproportionately cheap. Here’s a comparison chart developed by professionals based on real prices.

NZD GBP USD CAD ZAR
Source Countdown Sainsburys Walmart Metro Picknpay
Milk (2L/4 Pints) 3.53 1.10 1.47 3.81 25.99
Approx NZD conversion: 2.21 2.73 4.57 2.57
White Bread Loaf 3.20 0.55 1.98 3.19 13.99
Approx NZD conversion: 1.11 3.68 3.83 1.39
Eggs 12p (free range) 7.00 1.90 5.99 5.49 37.98
Approx NZD conversion: 3.82 11.14 6.59 3.76
Butter (500g) 5.40 3.00 3.47 5.15 62.99
Approx NZD conversion: 6.03 6.45 6.18 6.24
Tea bags (100pk) 5.29 1.37 1.94 16.45 25.99
Approx NZD conversion: 2.75 3.61 19.74 2.57
Pasta (500g) 0.95 0.60 3.36 3.29 13.99
Approx NZD conversion: 1.21 6.25 3.95 1.39
Olive Oil (1L) 9.50 3.30 4.76 8.69 67.99
Approx NZD conversion: 6.63 8.85 10.43 6.73
Apples 1kg (loose) 3.20 1.76 2.16 4.39 21.99
Approx NZD conversion: 3.54 4.02 5.27 2.18
Potato 1kg 4.99 1.10 5.53 7.30 16.50
Approx NZD conversion: 2.21 10.29 8.76 1.63
Lamb Leg Steak/Chops (300g) 9.60 5.00 7.81 14.54 54.59
Approx NZD conversion: 10.05 14.53 17.45 5.40
Laundry Powder (1kg) 4.50 1.69 4.66 5.78 29.99
Approx NZD conversion: 3.40 8.67 6.94 2.97
Potato Chips / Crisps (150g) 1.50 1.00 1.43 2.19 16.79
Approx NZD conversion: 2.01 2.66 2.63 1.66
Own-Region Sauvignon Blanc (750ml) 17.99 12.00 7.19 14.49 130.00
Approx NZD conversion: 24.12 13.37 17.39 12.87
Total: 76.65 34.37 51.75 94.76 518.78
Total approx NZD conversion: 76.65 69.08 96.26 113.71 51.36

Here’s my grocery list from today