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Fuel

At the moment the fuel prices per litre are NZ$1,75 for petrol and NZ$1,10 for diesel. In New Zealand a diesel tax is charged which is either included in your vehicle rate or you pay it with the return of the vehicle (depending on the rental company). For example: Britz charged NZ$3,20 per 100 kilometres.

Campsites

A powered site for a campervan and 2 adults costs around NZ$15-30 per night, depending on location and facilities. By far the most expensive campground of our trip was the Top 10 Holiday Park in Christchurch at NZ$36 per night (close to the airport). There is usually no extra fee for using the showers. Laundry coins are extra for NZ$1-2 per load. Read more about New Zealand campgrounds go

Food

Prices vary and depend on where you are and in which supermarket you buy your groceries: even in different stores of the same company the prices for similar products can vary by up to several dollars. I guess Pak'n Save has the cheapest offers and it's ok for basic needs. Nevertheless, we preferred to buy fresh food (fruit, vegetables, meat, fish) at Foodtown or Woolworths – simply because it looked fresher. Generally, dairies are more expensive than supermarkets.

New Zealand offers a wide range of seasonal produce and locally grown products such as fruit, vegetables and fish – delicious and inexpensive.

Fish is free if you catch it yourself and most of the locals do. New Zealand wine is more expensive than wine from Australia, a cappuccino costs around NZ$3,50. Simply browse through the Foodtown onlineshop to get an impression of offers and prices.

Grocery Receipt

Grocery receipt from our first bulk buying at Foodtown. The total sum of NZ179,50 seems quite much but isn't applicable for an average grocery, because at the beginning you need really everything: all the basics such as rice, noodles, olive oil, canned food, herbs etc. On top of that, we bought 2 Tupperware containers Klipit, 2 bottles of wine, a 12 pack Steinlager beer, manuka honey, avocados, fresh fish Tarakihi and sushi.

Einkaufsbon von Foodtown

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