Big Mac Index

UBS chief economist Andreas Höfert

Editor’s Insight: Auckland’s costs are among the world's highest but so are the incomes

Mon 28 Sep

A Swiss bank says Auckland's high cost of living is offset by high earnings.


Nevil Gibson discusses his latest Editor's Insight on NBR Radio and on demand on MyNBR Radio.


The Economist's 'Big Mac Index' verdict on the NZ dollar

Fri 1 Feb 13

Fun annual index reveals ...

Fast food fact: Kiwi dollar is far too cheap

Mon 20 Jul 2

It’s a familiar complaint, mainly from exporters, that the Kiwi dollar is overvalued. But not according to one long-standing measure: the Economist magazine’s Big Mac Index.

Described as a lighthearted guide to valuing currencies, the latest ranking shows the New Zealand currency is under-valued by 14%.

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