Wanaka travel budget

Wanaka: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Wanaka

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Wanaka for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 83 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 0 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1585* (2198 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 131 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 57 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 10 per person

Total budget:

$ 4062* (5642 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 147 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 96 per person
  • $ 38 per person
  • $ 21 per person

Total budget:

$ 6325* (8778 $)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).



Cost of living in Wanaka compared to United States in 2022

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Wanaka in 2022 is 9% higher than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Wanaka in 2022 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in Wanaka by expense type

Restaurant budget in Wanaka

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Wanaka is 27% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 38/person
($ 38 to $ 38)

109% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 41/person
($ 38 to $ 45)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 35
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 8.6/person
($ 7.9 to $ 9.3)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Local beer
Local beer
$ 5.7 for 500ml
($ 3.5 to $ 8.6)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.7
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 5.6 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 8.6)

65% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.4
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.3/cup
($ 2.9 to $ 5.7)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.6/can
($ 2.2 to $ 2.9)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.3/bottle
($ 1.7 to $ 2.9)

23% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Hotel and accommodation budget in Wanaka

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Wanaka is 9% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 128/night
($ 94 to $ 165)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 134/night
($ 89 to $ 194)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 159/night
($ 110 to $ 212)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 278/night
($ 232 to $ 333)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 85/month
($ 81 to $ 90)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 228/month
($ 147 to $ 366)

35% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 174/month
($ 97 to $ 253)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 195/month
($ 139 to $ 256)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 226/month
($ 133 to $ 358)

30% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Wanaka

On average, the price of supermarket food in Wanaka is 18% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 2.7)

73% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Bread
Bread
$ 2/500g
($ 1.4 to $ 2.5)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Rice
Rice
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 2)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.7/12 eggs
($ 2.3 to $ 5.1)

39% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.4/kg
($ 4.7 to $ 8.6)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Apples
Apples
$ 3/kg
($ 2 to $ 4.3)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 1.9)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.1)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.9
($ 0.7 to $ 2.9)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1

Public and private transport budget in Wanaka

On average, the price of transport in Wanaka is 25% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.4/km
($ 2.4 to $ 2.5)

32% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 2/litre
($ 1.9 to $ 2.2)

79% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.4
($ 2.4 to $ 2.4)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7

Leisure activity budget in Wanaka

On average, budget for leisure activities in Wanaka is 27% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 10/ticket
($ 9.3 to $ 15)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Wanaka

On average, shopping budget in Wanaka is 56% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 27/pack
($ 27 to $ 29)

158% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 73
($ 63 to $ 109)

40% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 52
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 30
($ 23 to $ 59)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 42

Plane ticket budget

London → Auckland
London → Auckland
London → Auckland
$ 1426
(fair price: $ 1145)
Sydney → Auckland
Sydney → Auckland
Sydney → Auckland
$ 592
(fair price: $ 446)
Melbourne → Auckland
Melbourne → Auckland
Melbourne → Auckland
$ 525
(fair price: $ 431)
Los Angeles → Auckland
Los Angeles  → Auckland
Los Angeles  → Auckland
$ 1463
(fair price: $ 1075)
Manchester → Auckland
Manchester → Auckland
Manchester → Auckland
$ 1485
(fair price: $ 1200)
New York City → Auckland
New York City → Auckland
New York City → Auckland
$ 1647
(fair price: $ 1355)


About this information on the cost of living in Wanaka

The information about the cost of living in Wanaka shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including: Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in Wanaka was updated on 20-05-2022.

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