Cost of living in Australia
The following table represents the average weekly spend of an Australian household in relation to their life stage.
(Source: Money Smart - Australian government 2016)
More detailed information can be found on the Australian government's Money Smart website at the link below.
Cost of living in New Zealand
Overall the cost of living in New Zealand is comparable to any OECD country.
Goods and Services Tax (GST) currently applies at 15%.
For more information about the average family budget, refer to New Zealand Now website at the link below.