Thank you for your patience with this question, I know it's rather a 'how long is a piece of string' sort of query. I have already found lots of helpful info from searching the various NZ forums, but some of this is perhaps now out of date. Hence asking for more current pricing?
Hopefully, this will be of interest to other travellers, too.
We will be in NZ in High Season - Feb and Mar 2011. We will be travelling through both islands, and visiting cities as well as smaller places. Rough average prices are what I’m after rather than the cheapest possible price, or the costs in the poshest place in town!
A: How much is a light breakfast – coffee, juice, sandwich or pastry in a standard coffee shop, for one person?
B: How much is a fish and chip supper in a standard no frills place, with a cup of tea, for one person?
C: How much would a lunchtime chicken salad or cheese sandwich plus soft drink and coffee, per person, costs in a simple sit-down café/family style eaterie cost?
D: How much is a cream team with a pot of tea, in a tea room, per person?
E: How much would a 2 course evening dinner for 2 people, only drinking a beer or a glass of wine each in an ordinary restaurant in a city (Wellington, for example) cost?
F: How much would a dinner in a pizzeria cost – 2 pizzas, 2 desserts, 2 coffees and bottle of wine in a resort town (Queenstown or Rotorua, for example) cost?
G: How much would a good 3 course dinner for 2 people, with a bottle of wine cost in a smarter restaurant cost?
H: I understand VAT within the hospitality industry is due to go up before the start of 2011. How much by (percentage) so I know how much to add to the prices you will suggest to me?
Any guidance will be appreciated.