From the December edition of the Parliamentary Monthly Economic Review.
Statistics New Zealand’s latest Household Economic Survey showed that households spent on average $1,111.40 per week in the year ended June 2013, up 9.1 percent (or $92.70 per week) from when the last full household economic survey was undertaken in the year ended June 2010.
The largest increase in expenditure by group in dollar terms was for the transport expenditure group. In this group, households spend $158.30 per week on average, up from $131 per week in the year ended June 2010. The increase was largely due to a rise in the cost of petrol, from $41 per week in 2010 to $49 per week in 2013.
For households that make mortgage repayments, the average weekly mortgage repayment was $356.20 in the year ended June 2013, while for households that pay rent, the average total rent payment was $275.30 per week. Property rates were $43.70 per week, up from $36.80 per week in 2010.