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UK pound is about $2 kiwi today, we are same as Aussie now, ((from about 3-1 15 years ago)

Beers are around $8-10 nz dollars a stubbie, like Heineken , about 330 mls, prob same for pints, possibly up to $12 at more expensive. FMY's is the pro.

A medium restaurant range steak is about $20-30, more for eye fillet and top end, $36 should be top end, doz oysters $30-$40 If you want cheap feeds go to RSA and Cossie clubs in NZ, possibly rugby clubs cheaper too. Cheap meals and beers, prob 33 percent cheaper bar prices, and they are in every town, you just have to sign in.

Buying a doz Heineken's take away is about $18, an OK budget Pinot Noir is about $12 to $18 dollars a bottle take away. 1 litre Jack Daniels $35-$40. 2 litre coke $3-4 (super market prices, %5-6 at a petrol station). 2 fish and chips around $10 - $12 at a ok place. Foodhalls here around $10 a meal. Pack Smokes about $20. petrol, about $1.80 a litre.

McDonalds meals about $9-$11 combo.

Subway 6 inch $6

NZ make gd Coffee, Capachino around, $4-$5.

Movies $12-$18 dollars.

If you are driving town to town the petrol stations and cafes are expensive for food. $10-$12 poached eggs, $14-$20 for a big breakfast. $5 -$8 for 2 sandwiches at petrol station.

You just have to shop around re room prices, they will pump up for sure during Lions, but if you get on train route a couple suburbs out, it may be OK, as soon as itinery comes out, Id book straight away.

Takeaway pizza at say Dominoes about $7-$10 dollars, restaurant $16-$30

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Beers will be well over $10 a pint by 2017. Most bar owners are taking a hit now keeping them under. Loads of the new places opening are selling 350ml glasses for $10...I'd feel like a *Tommy Tanker* doing that.

I reckon your dining out prices were pretty close. Probably going to go up a few bucks before 2017. That $40 mark might start showing up a bit more.

Movies $12-$18 dollars. - if you're lucky. If not you'll pay up to $25 for a 3D blockbuster. And make sure you have your mortgage papers ready if you want popcorn.

Accommodation will be mental during the tour. You'll feel like you're getting gouged.

Takeaway pizza at say Dominoes about $7-$10 dollars - except outside every school in West Auckland where they are $4.95 and doing great things for our obesity issue!

Bottom line is we are stupidly expensive overall and I feel like a rich man whenever I'm overseas now, not just in Asia like it used to be. Bring more money than you expect to need.


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Beers will be well over $10 a pint by 2017. Most bar owners are taking a hit now keeping them under. Loads of the new places opening are selling 350ml glasses for $10...I'd feel like a *Tommy Tanker* doing that.

I reckon your dining out prices were pretty close. Probably going to go up a few bucks before 2017. That $40 mark might start showing up a bit more.

Movies $12-$18 dollars. - if you're lucky. If not you'll pay up to $25 for a 3D blockbuster. And make sure you have your mortgage papers ready if you want popcorn.

Accommodation will be mental during the tour. You'll feel like you're getting gouged.

Takeaway pizza at say Dominoes about $7-$10 dollars - except outside every school in West Auckland where they are $4.95 and doing great things for our obesity issue!

Bottom line is we are stupidly expensive overall and I feel like a rich man whenever I'm overseas now, not just in Asia like it used to be. Bring more money than you expect to need.

I used to be a rich fella going home 10 years ago, complete opposite now. When I go home I never eat out, and rarely go out drinking because it's ridiculously expensive. Plus, the food is usually pretty shit, or it was a few years back, don't know if it's improved or not. Finding a decent restaurant was pretty hard back then.

Takeaway food.......... It might taste alright but more often than not its absolute shit.

I'd rather save my money and take the family to Okinawa than go back home now.

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Post Re: Lions Tour of New Zealand 2017
That just suggests you have matured a bit lc

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Money you will spend on everyday items like food, accommodation and transport.
Here is some helpful information on New Zealand currency, and budgeting for an New Zealand holiday.

New Zealand Currency

Unit of Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZ$)
Denominations: Coins:10c, 20c, 50c, $1, $2
Notes: $5, $10, $20, $50, $100
Credit Cards: All major credit cards accepted.
Travellers Cheques: Accepted at many hotels and tourist stores.
ATMs: New Zealand has a large network of ATMs and EFTPOS (electronic funds transfer point of sale) facilities at most shops, accommodation providers and attractions.
Banking Hours: Most banks are open 9.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday
GST: All services and goods in New Zealand are subject to a 15% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Prices are almost always GST inclusive, unless specifically stated otherwise.
Major Banks: Bank of New Zealand (BNZ), ANZ, Kiwibank, ASB, Westpac
Bureau de Change: Bureau de Change and foreign exchange kiosks are located in most major centres.



Budgeting for your holiday

The following gives an indication of the average prices you can expect to pay for certain goods and services in New Zealand:

Petrol: Approx Price (NZ$)
Per Litre 91 Unleaded (September 09) $1.80 (prices fluctuate)
Food:


Snack $2 - $5
Takeaway Lunch $5 - $10
Cappucino $2.80 - $4.50
Restaurant Meal $20 - $45
Big Mac $4.45
Glass of Beer/Wine $6 - $9
Products:


Stamp for postcard $2
Daily newspaper $2.50
Internet cafe $5 - $8 per half hour
Accommodation:


Budget $20 - $40 p/night
Mid-Range $50 - $180 p/night
High-End $200+ p/night
Transport:


Taxi Fare (inner-city) $2.80 per km
Bus or Commuter Train Fare $2 - $4 (one leg)



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It's quite worrying that the food section has
Snack food
Takeaways
Big Mac ffs
Beer and win......

It just shows what crap people eat. Mind boggling.

Matured a bit? The not going out drinking part I'm guessing you are getting at. :D Yeah, pretty much......

No problems drinking duty free at a mates or the families, but going out for a pint or five costs an arm and a leg.

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see also

http://www.tourleader.co.nz/index.php/p ... and-prices


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That's a good link. :thumbright:

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Post Re: Lions Tour of New Zealand 2017
I got 2 tickets that I most probably won't be using


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Well I doubt very much I'll have the chance to get home at that time


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Mary? You got me here. No idea what you're talking about except there's an arsehole called tel around


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Joseph and Mary .. they made a book about them? :D


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Joseph and Mary .. they made a book about them? :D


Best selling fiction work in history.. :D

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I got 3 copies on the shelves here ... one from Reader's Digest, the other two from School, I don't know how I managed that, it's not as if you nick a spare copy, that'd be against the rules?


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http://www.lionsrugby.com/news/index.php#.WOt6xzF1rcs

Good title on this thread.


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Gatland is announcing the squad today.

The BBC show their interest in Rugby Union :-


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British and Irish Lions 2017

Follow squad announcement live on BBC Sport website at midday, Wednesday 19 April.

Listen to a Lions squad announcement special on BBC Radio 5 live and online from 19:00 BST on Wednesday.


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