Auckland

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
210/265
Details
Large apartment$2000.00
Medium apartment$1600.00
Rent index [score]0.48
Small apartment$1200.00

Cost of Living

4
227/245
Details
5km taxi ride$12.00
A Cappuccino$3.20
A beer$3.00
A kilogram of Apples$2.60
Bread$0.79
Inflation [score]0.40
Lunch$11.00
Monthly fitness club membership$45.00
Monthly public transport$140.00
Movie ticket$14.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$79.18

Startups

5
112/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups3
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.32
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co10
Meetups [score]0.70
Meetups groups199
Meetups members87411
Number of investors15
Number of startup events in the last 12 months597
Number of upcoming meetup events67
Startup climate scene [score]0.46
Startup events71
Startup events [score]0.65
Startups [score]0.59
Total number of startups159

Venture Capital

3
126/223
Details
Venture capital [score]0.32

Travel Connectivity

1
232/265
Details
Airport hub45
Airport hub [score]0.26

Commute

5
164/255
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.45

Business Freedom

10
1/263
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
149/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.51
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

9
92/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.86
Healthcare quality [score]0.82
Life expectancy (years)81.64
Life expectancy [score]0.90

Education

5
80/239
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)18
PISA ranking12
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.85
PISA reading (high school)9
PISA science (high school)11
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
57/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.81
Cleanliness [score]0.80
Drinking water quality [score]0.81
Urban greenery [score]0.84

Economy

6
114/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area1.36
Currency for urban areaNZD
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.53
GDP per capita$35151.75
GDP per capita [score]0.57

Taxation

6
62/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.72
Income tax level [score]0.48
Profit tax (% of profit)0.34
Time overhead to file company taxes152
VAT (Sales Tax)0.15

Internet Access

6
122/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)32.10
Internet access (download) [score]0.61
Internet access (upload) [score]0.54
Upload speed (Mbps)12.49

Leisure & Culture

4
204/264
Details
Art galleries69
Art galleries [score]0.57
Cinemas57
Cinemas [score]0.52
Comedy clubs25
Comedy clubs [score]0.69
Concert venues54
Concerts [score]0.51
Historical sites57
Historical sites [score]0.38
Museums30
Museums [score]0.50
Performing art venues67
Performing arts [score]0.58
Sport venues63
Sports [score]0.60
Zoos22
Zoos [score]0.78

Tolerance

7
120/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index92.72
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.95
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not 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]0.50

Outdoors

6
37/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.22
Median peak in meters467.50
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 10 percent of all 245 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)

$1,100$1,300
$1200
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$45
Movie ticket$14
Broadband internet connection$51
Monthly public transport$140
Lunch$11
-12%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Auckland are above average. For this job type, Auckland ranks 86th for salaries among 265 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)

$55,453
Median salary
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Locals review Auckland

Do locals recommend living in Auckland?

What could Auckland do better?#improveAuckland

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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

18%
For annual salary of $40000
25%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

15%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

60/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

65/262
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

22.60
Guns per 100 people
1.07
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
HIGH GUN CRIMELOW GUN CRIMEFEW GUNSMANY GUNS
North America
Europe
Asia
South America
Africa
Oceania

Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Auckland in position 172 of 265 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Visa

For visits up to 90 days

Required with citizenship of

Startup Visa

Entrepreneur Work Visa
Investment requiredFunding providedDuration
YesNo3 years
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People in Auckland

Population of Auckland

1,359,700
282 /km²
242/264
Density (people per unit of area)
6%
Growth in 2015-2020
Auckland

Demographics of New Zealand

Median age
38
Elderly people
15%
Life expectancy at birth
81
GDP per capita (in USD)
$35,152
160/262
Unemployment
5%
134/263

Languages

English proficiency score
100
1/228
Common spoken languages
English

Friends living in Auckland

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Teleport Users  X  Auckland

Teleport users who are      Auckland

Work in:

Software Engineer
9.27%
Founder
4.15%
Project Manager
3.51%
Marketing Manager
3.19%
IT Manager
2.88%
Systems Administrator
2.88%
Administrative Assistant
2.24%
Other
71.88%

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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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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

Overall ranking

New Zealand
14th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

19th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

31st

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

31st

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

26th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

28th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

6th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

14th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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