• If we take the living expenses, the cost of living in New Zealand is understood by the charges you pay in the form of house rent, utilities and groceries. Rent and housing are much cheaper, you choose to live in more remote towns and rural areas.
  • Auckland is the most expensive city in the country followed by Wellington.
  • Ironically, Auckland and Wellington is also the most popular choice among students and migrants.
  • Both the cities are also the most populous cities in New Zealand due to facilities and housing options. Hence, people tend to pay much higher cost to rent a property or an apartment.

Cost Of Living In New Zealand: Transportation Charges

  • You can see different modes of public transportation system In New Zealand that are mostly operated in the urban areas.
  • You need to pay around 160-170 NZD on an average, if you use public transport in New Zealand.
  • Cost Of Living In New Zealand: Food And Groceries
    • Food and groceries are comparatively expensive in New Zealand, reason being the food items are not produced locally.
    • Upon comparison with Auckland and Wellington, the cities such as Rotorua, Dunedin and Hamilton, a meal or dinner would be much affordable.

    Cost Of Living In New Zealand: Medical And Health Care

    • New Zealand has a world-class public and private health care system.
    • The Public health care is funded through the taxes given by the residents of NZ.
    • Due to that, residents are eligible for subsidized or free medical care.
    • The private health care system is relatively expensive than the public health care
    • Those people who are eligible for the public health care system in NZ, can take the private health care insurance.
The top five most expensive cities    The top five affordable cities
1. Auckland
2. Wellington
3. Queenstown
4. New Plumouth
5. Christchurch

1.Rotorua , North Island

2.Napier , North Island

3.Whangarai, North Island

4.Palmerston North


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