So what is the cost of food and drinks in New Zealand?
Fish and Chips
This delicacy is an iconic New Zealand meal, best eaten out of paper near the sea where the local seagulls will be competing with you for every mouthful.
Two pieces of fresh battered fish and a scoop of chips -NZD$10-$15
McDonald’s, KFC and many other international brands are available as well as our own boutique burger brands including Burger Fuel and Fergburgers. Fergburgers are only available in Queenstown so don’t leave town without having one as they are as iconic as our fish and chips.
McDonald’s Big Mac Combo NZD $8
Fergburgers with chips - NZD$14-$23
The café scene in New Zealand is huge and goes hand in hand with our great coffee. New Zealander’s are nutty about their coffee and mostly can’t function without it so if you like a good coffee it won’t be hard to find. Cafes typically sell ready-made food such as sandwiches, pies, quiches and wraps as well as an a la carte menu. They are great breakfast, brunch or lunch food.
Coffee (flat white) NZD$4-$5
Sandwich -NZD $7-$10
Our restaurant scene is very cosmopolitan. In the cities expect international cuisine including Italian, Japanese, bistro style NZ food, Thai, Indian, Turkish, Korean and more.
Entrée - NZD$15-$20
Main - NZD$20 -$30
We have fabulous top-notch, fine dining restaurants in New Zealand in the cities and also many in the provincial areas. Wineries in the Hawkes Bay and Malbourough regions also have excellent restaurants.
Entree NZD$20 -$25
We have a number of well-known New Zealand beers including Steinlager and a multitude of craft beers. We also have a thriving wine industry with our Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir well-known internationally. The cost of alcoholic beverages depends on how up-market the establishment you are in.
Wine - NZ$7 to $NZ15
Beer - $8- $10
Tipping is not mandatory in New Zealand, however if you want to thank staff for good service they will be happy.
We have public transport systems in our cities, but it does not translate to the whole country because of our relatively small population. If you are wanting to travel around the country here are your options.
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