global shopping; WHAT IT COSTS IN . . . auckland APPROX NZ$2 TO pounds 1

24 cans of Steinlager

$36 (pounds 18)

20 Benson & Hedges Gold

$5.75 (pounds 2.87)

Pair of Levis 501

$160 (pounds 80)

Litre of unleaded petrol

95c (47p)

Family-sized sliced loaf of bread

$1.70 (85p)

15-minute taxi ride

$16 (pounds 8)

George Michael's latest CD

$27 (pounds 13.50)

Paperback book

$24.95 (pounds 12.40)

Top seats for Kiri Te Kanawa

$200 (pounds 100)

Large tube of Colgate toothpaste

$2.75 (pounds 1.37)

200g bar of Cadbury's Dairy Milk

$4.75 (pounds 2.37)

Milk per litre

$1.38 (69p)

Cinema ticket for 'Birdcage'

$8 (pounds 4)

Good quality ladies shoes

$250 (pounds 125)

NZ manufactured fridge

$1600 (pounds 800)

Bottle of Matua Valley Pinot Noir from supermarket

$10 (pounds 5)

Litre of Coca-Cola

$1.95 (97p)

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