Auckland

Auckland

With a population of around 1.5 million, Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city and economic centre. Auckland’s location next to two harbours means you can enjoy living in a large, cosmopolitan city, but still be close to beautiful beaches, nature walks and peaceful islands. You can go kayaking on the harbour in the morning and hike through green forests in the afternoon. With great cafés, restaurants and bars, excellent theatres, galleries and museums, great shopping and colourful Pacific and Asian cultural influences, Auckland has been ranked 3rd out of 230 world cities for quality of life.*

* Mercer Consulting Quality of Living Survey 2017.

 

Living costs

Generally you should allow approximately NZ$400 - $550 per week for living costs, including accommodation, food and transport.

 

EXPENSES PER WEEK

HOMESTAY

ROOM IN RENTAL ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation

$280

$245 - $435

Food

$50 (weekday lunches only)

$100 - $200

Transport (2-3 zones)*

$30

Generally walking distance from ELA

Recreation / Entertainment

$50 - 200

$50 - $200

 

* Based on student bus or train concession fares for a “three-stage” (approximately 12km) return journey, 5 days per week