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Auckland, New Zealand

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on May 02, 2023

Summary: The approximate population of Auckland, New Zealand is 1.6 million people. People often describe Auckland as a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with a diverse population and a great quality of life. Expats love the city's natural beauty, its proximity to the ocean, its vibrant nightlife, and its diverse cultural offerings. The weather in Auckland is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-70s Fahrenheit (12-24 Celsius). The average cost of living in Auckland for an expat is estimated to be around $2,500 USD per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment in Auckland is estimated to be around $1,500 USD per month, while a two bedroom apartment is estimated to be around $2,000 USD per month.

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What do I need to know about living in Auckland?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Auckland, they said:

"Before retiring in Auckland, expats should research the cost of living and housing in the area. It is important to understand the local tax system and the availability of healthcare services. Expats should also familiarize themselves with the culture and customs of the area, as well as the local language. Additionally, it is important to research the job market and the availability of recreational activities. Finally, expats should ensure that they have the necessary visas and permits to live and work in New Zealand," explained one expat living in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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