New Zealand – Grocery Shopping Prices

This post will be constantly updated as the days go by; unless I find it useless..
Last Update: 19 July 2019

I don’t usually do grocery shopping in Singapore and now that I’m here in New Zealand, you’re kind of forced to cook on a daily basis. Dining out is pretty pricey and the food quality is usually kind of average?

My first meal here was KFC and it was so bad that I couldn’t finish it. Apart from Domino’s pizza, I haven’t tasted any food that was worth eating again.

Will I slowly become a masterchef in the making? Haha, to be honest, it is very unlikely as I’m a anyhow whack and never plan chef and more than half of the time, it fails but I eat it anyway.

Okay so, here’s my long list of pricing so I can remember and compare the next time I’m out shopping. To the people that are planning to stay in New Zealand, do get used to the pricing. Just a short conclusion, meat is cheaper than vegetables here.

Vegetables

Potatoes Red Washed – $2.49/kg

Kale (Bag) – $3.89

Onion (3pc, Large) – $2.99 – Countdown, Christchurch

Onion (Brown) – $1.99/kg – New World, Wanaka

Canned Tomatoes (Watties) 400g – $0.89 (Promotion) – Pak n Save, Christchurch

Tomatoes – $8.99/kg – VegeLand, Christchurch

Broccoli – $0.49 (Promotion) – VegeLand, Christchurch

Cabbage (Whole) – $3.99 – Countdown, Christchurch

Garlic @ $26.99/kg

Mushroom Brown Flat (250g) Reduced to clear – $3.89

Ginger @ $6.99/kg

Fruits

Avocado Large, Ripe – $1.89 each – Pak n Save, Christchurch

Grapes (Red, Seedless) – $7.99/kg – VegeLand, Christchurch

Eggs

I was shocked at the pricing when I first arrived as all I saw was free range eggs (it was like 70% of the section). You need to look harder to find the non-free range options which is more affordable.

$1.99 for 6 eggs – Size 6, mixed grade Brown – Pak n Save, Christchurch

$3.50 for 12 eggs – mixed grade – Countdown, Christchurch

$3.39 for 12 eggs – mixed grade – Pak n Save, Christchurch

$3.99 for 12 eggs – mixed grade – New World, Wanaka

Meat

Beef

Minced Beef (Thawed)

$9/kg – (Thawed) – Countdown, Christchurch

Pork

Streaky Bacon (250g) – $5.99 – Countdown, Christchurch

Beehive Bacon (700g) Promotion – $5.99 – Pak n Save, Christchurch

Chicken

Chicken Drumstick – $2.44 – Pak n Save, Christchurch

Hellers Sausage – $10.99 – New World, Wanaka

Seafood

Prawn Raw (Frozen) 1kg – $15 – Countdown, Christchurch

Salmon (Frozen) – $5.22

Smoked Salmon 180g – $10 – Countdown, Christchurch

Dairy

Cheese 500g – $6.99 – Pak n Save, Christchurch

Cheese Colby 500g – $7.50 – Countdown, Christchurch

Greek Yoghurt Fresh & Frty 1kg – $4.99 – Pak n Save, Christchurch

Yoplait Greek Yoghurt – $5.99 – New World, Wanaka

Kraft Philly Cream Cheese Spread – $3.85

Cheese Ornelle Camebert – $2.79 – Pak n Save, Christchurch

Butter Margerine (375g) – $3.35 – New World, Wanaka

Carbs/Staple

Rice (Medium Grain Calrose) 1kg – $3.40

Rice (Australian Short Grain Japanese rice from Kosco) 2kg – $6.90
I really like this rice that I bought it 3 times and counting.

Pasta Reggia (500g) – $0.99

Indomee Mi Goreng, Satay (5 pack) – $2 (promotion) – Pak n Save, Christchurch

Guan Miao Noodles (9 servings) – $6.99 – Samson Asian Mart, Christchurch

Auntie Dai Dumplings – $8.29 (promotion) – Pak n Save, Queenstown
– $10.69 – New World, Wanaka

Self Raising Flour (Pams) – $2.39 – New World, Wanaka

Tapioca Flour

Bread

Rustic White Bread Ploughmans 750g – $3.30 – Countdown, Christchurch

Rustic White Bread Ploughmans 750g – $2.99 – Pak n Save, Christchurch

Fresh White Toast Bread – $1.50 – Countdown, Christchurch

Shoestring Fries (Frozen) 1kg – $2.80 – Countdown, Christchurch

Condiments

Oil

Olive Oil – $5.19 for 500ml, House Brand – Pak n Save, Christchurch

Salt

100g Rock Salt Grinder – $3.39 – Pak n Save, Christchurch

Caster Sugar 1kg PAMS – $2.19

Brown Sugar (400g) – $1.69 – New World, Wanaka

Sauces

Sour Cream – $2.39

Mayonnaise (House Brand) – $2.69

Heinz Aioli Sauce – $5.79

Lee Kum Kee Soy Sauce Premium, 500ml – Countdown, Christchurch

Pasta Sauce 400g – $2.90

Thai Teriyaki Sauce (Exotic brand) – $3.75
I didn’t like this sauce at all. it’s totally different from the japanese style i was looking for.

Masterfoods Teriyaki Marinade – $4.75

Sesame Peanut Paste – $3.99

Pickled Vegetables – $4.80

Snacks

Muesli Bar (6 pack) – $1.79/$1.89  – Pak n Save, Christchurch
Same thing cost $1.99 in New World, Wanaka

Nutella 750g – $8.49

Lewis Road Ice Cream (Dark Chocolate Rasberry) – $8.99 (Promotion) – New World, Wanaka

Chocolate

Green & Black Chocolate Bar – $2.79 (Promotion) – Pak n Save, Queenstown

Drinks

Milk Pams (House Brand) 1L – $2.29, Pak n Save, Christchurch
– $2.39, New World, Wanaka

Milk Puhoi (750ml) – $3.65, Pak n Save, Christchurch

Puhoi Belgium Chocolate (750ml) – $5.49 (Promotion), New World, Wanaka

Lewis Road Creamery Chocolate (650ml) – $5.49 (Promotion), New World, Wanaka

Orange Juice – $3.99

Mccoy Juice 1L – $2.50 (promotion) – Pak n Save, Christchurch

Bundaberg Lemon Lime 330 x 4 bottles – $5 (promotion) – Pak n Save, Christchurch

Alcohol

Orchard Thieves Cider – $4 – Countdown, Christchurch

Thomas & Rose Cider – $5.50

Neccessities

Toilet Paper 3ply, 12 pk – $5.50 – Countdown, Christchurch

Value Paper Towel (Kitchen) x 4 – $2.79 – Pak n Save, Christchurch

Dishwash 750ml – $2 – Countdown, Christchurch

Powder Detergent for laundry 1kg Cold Wash – $3 – Countdown, Christchurch

Surf laundry powder 1kg – $1.99 – Pak n Save, Christchurch

Cling Wrap 30m – $4.29 (Why is it so expensive? Cause it’s plastic?) – New World, Wanaka

Baking Paper refill (10m) – $3.79

Petrol 91

$2.179/LT less 25c/L discount @ Caltex, Christchurch

$2.019/LT less 6c/L discount @ Caltex, Kaipoi

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