Families struggling to afford back-to-school costs face shelling out hundreds of dollars for school uniforms.
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Newshub looked at the range of prices for new school wear required across the Auckland region.
If you need a school blazer you could end up paying over twice as much at Kings compared to Manurewa High School, at $302 vs $130.
But there's good news for the students at Kings, one of Auckland's most expensive and exclusive schools.
Their bucket hats are cheaper that both Manurewa and Otahuhu College - $12 compared to $20.
The official Kings bucket hat is one of the cheapest available, at only $12.
However other clothing is dramatically more expensive. Regulation grey shorts are $70, summer dress shorts are $52.5 while a college tracksuit will set you back $200.
College grey trousers are $98 and grey summer shirts are $60. You'll need three of them though.
Finally, the Kings blazer will cost $302. Then again, if you can afford Kings the sticker price shouldn't worry you.
Manurewa High School
Manurewa High School trousers are a mere $55. The winter jacket will set you back $102, the blazer $130, and the senior shirt only $45.
However the Manurewa High School bucket hat is $20.
Auckland Grammar School
Auckland Grammar School's shirts and shorts are $50 and $73 respectively.
After that things get more pricey. The jersey is $105 and the Grammar jacket $100. PE shorts and shirt are $110 together.
Uniform prices at Otahuhu College are some of the cheapest in Auckland
Senior boy's trousers are only $60, while their shorts are $50.
In a similar price range are the jacket, $50, and short sleeve white shirt - only $45 to $50.
Finally, the bucket hat is $20.
Overall, Westlake isn't too bad for its uniform prices.
A white short sleeved shirt is $40, while the school's grey shorts are $55. The trousers will cost you $75.
More expensive items include the school jacket -$130 - and the school blazer - $195.