Auckland

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
215/263
Details
Large apartment$1874.38
Medium apartment$1520.79
Rent index [score]0.51
Small apartment$1167.19

Cost of Living

4
226/261
Details
5km taxi ride$12.00
A Cappuccino$3.20
A beer$2.20
A kilogram of Apples$2.80
Bread$0.76
Inflation [score]0.38
Lunch$12.00
Monthly fitness club membership$48.00
Monthly public transport$110.00
Movie ticket$13.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$73.93

Startups

5
97/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups10
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.42
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co10
Meetups [score]0.69
Meetups groups199
Meetups members69947
Number of investors15
Number of startup events in the last 12 months698
Number of upcoming meetup events52
Startup climate scene [score]0.52
Startup events43
Startup events66
Startup events [score]0.62
Startups [score]0.59
Total number of startups165

Venture Capital

3
110/227
Details
Venture capital [score]0.34

Travel Connectivity

1
228/260
Details
Airport hub45
Airport hub [score]0.26

Commute

5
158/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.56

Business Freedom

10
1/259
Details
Business freedom91.40
Business freedom [score]1.00
Freedom from corruption91.00
Freedom from corruption [score]1.00
Lack of labor restrictions85.90
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.90
Time to open a business0.50
Time to open a business [score]1.00

Safety

7
136/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.56
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year1
Guns per 100 residents23
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.97
Lack of guns [score]0.89
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.93

Healthcare

8
56/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.71
Healthcare quality [score]0.84
Life expectancy (years)81.64
Life expectancy [score]0.90

Education

5
72/230
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Auckland
Best university ranking165
Country mean scores in PISA math test498.76
Country mean scores in PISA reading test512.19
Country mean scores in PISA science test515.64
PISA math ranking (high school)19
PISA ranking16
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.89
PISA reading (high school)11
PISA science (high school)14
Percent of happy students0.78
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.23
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.16
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.16
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.15
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.14
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.13
University quality [score]0.16

Environmental Quality

8
59/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.78
Cleanliness [score]0.76
Drinking water quality [score]0.78
Urban greenery [score]0.86

Economy

5
114/258
Details
Currency for urban areaNZD
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.53
GDP per capita$35151.75
GDP per capita [score]0.56

Taxation

6
55/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.72
Income tax level [score]0.51
Profit tax (% of profit)0.34
Time overhead to file company taxes152
VAT (Sales Tax)0.15

Internet Access

7
40/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)45.38
Internet access (download) [score]0.73
Internet access (upload) [score]0.65
Upload speed (Mbps)17.02

Leisure & Culture

5
198/263
Details
Art galleries69
Art galleries [score]0.56
Cinemas27
Cinemas [score]0.51
Comedy clubs25
Comedy clubs [score]0.69
Concert venues54
Concerts [score]0.52
Historical sites61
Historical sites [score]0.41
Museums27
Museums [score]0.50
Performing art venues66
Performing arts [score]0.58
Sport venues63
Sports [score]0.60
Zoos22
Zoos [score]0.78

Tolerance

8
44/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index93.65
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.96
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ Banned
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.55

Outdoors

6
38/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.24
Median peak in meters480.50
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)57.00
Water access [score]0.96
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Auckland are in the most expensive 20 percent of all 261 Teleport cities and the most expensive in New Zealand. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Auckland will very likely increase your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$1,605$2,144
$1874
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$48
Movie ticket$13
Broadband internet connection$51
Monthly public transport$110
Lunch$12
-16%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Auckland are above average. For this job type, Auckland ranks 87th for salaries among 264 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Auckland.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$55,338
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

22.60
Guns per 100 people
1.07
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Auckland in position 154 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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LGBT rights in Auckland

Discrimination

Illegal

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Legal

Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

182.9

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Auckland

Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand, and the main arrival point for visitors to the country. It is a vibrant multicultural city, set around two big natural harbours, and ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the world. It is in the warm northern part of the North Island, on a narrow isthmus that joins the Northland peninsula to the rest of the island.

For information on the smaller towns, settlements and islands in the wider area around the city, see the Auckland Region article.

Prior to 2010, the Auckland urban area was divided between a regional council, four city councils and three district councils. In November 2010, all eight councils merged into a single "super city" council with 21 subordinate local boards. The districts here are based on Statistics New Zealand's four Auckland urban sub-areas, which in turn are based on the four old city councils.

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