I mean, Loreal and Almay foundations cost at least double in New Zealand, from what I can see. Movie tickets are $15.50 (except for Tuesdays), a round of bowling costs about the same. A beer at a bar is around $8. I’ve already covered food prices in a previous post. A fixed home phone costs at least $40 a month and in terms of broadband, I think the most you can get for another $40 is 5GB.
I haven’t taken the exchange rate into account, but as far as I know, wages and salaries aren’t hugely different here. In fact, people often say the rates companies pay here is on the low side.
I guess being a small country that’s REALLY far away from everywhere else, good are bound to cost more – to ship, etc. And at least we don’t have to tip when we go out!