Cost of Living in Auckland, New Zealand
Last updated on Apr 21, 2023
Summary: The cost of living in Auckland, New Zealand is generally considered to be quite high. A nice one bedroom apartment in Auckland can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $2,500 USD per month, while a nice two bedroom apartment can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $3,500 USD per month. The cost of dinner at a moderately priced restaurant in Auckland can range from $20 to $50 USD per person.
Is the cost of living in Auckland high?
We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Auckland, they wrote:
"The cost of living in Auckland is generally considered to be higher than in other parts of the country. Rent prices are particularly high, with the average cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the city centre being around NZ$2,000 per month. Groceries and other everyday items are also more expensive than in other parts of the country, with the average cost of a basket of groceries being around NZ$150. Public transport is also relatively expensive, with a single bus fare costing around NZ$4.50," remarked one in Auckland.
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