Top 10 Cheapest Cities In New Zealand To Live In.
New Zealand has 15 official cities in order of population:
奥克兰 惠灵顿 克赖斯特彻奇 哈密尔顿
Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton,
陶朗加 纳皮尔/哈斯丁 达尼丁
Tauranga, Napier/Hastings, Dunedin,
北帕默斯顿 尼尔森 罗托鲁阿 新普利茅斯 旺格雷
Palmerston North, Nelson, Rotorua, New Plymouth, Whangarei,
Invercargill, Wanganui and Gisborne.
The rest of the dots on your map are towns,
镇区 居住点 乡村……
whatever you want to call them.
Because many backpackers in New Zealand decide to settle
in a city during their gap year.
We thought it would be a good idea
to class the 10 biggest cities of New Zealand by cost of living
so you know
what you are in for when budgeting for that awesome road trip.
We have added Queenstown as it is on every itinerary.
The rankings below were made using data
from government agencies as well as a price-watch organisation
to bring you a fair “cost of living” ranking.
罗托鲁阿租房便宜 娱乐和饮食费用低廉 轻松登至榜首
With cheap rent, entertainment and food, Rotorua easily tops this list.
Roto-Vegas, as it is known by locals,
provides endless opportunities for adrenaline junkies and nature-lovers alike
without the price tags of the big cities.
There are also heaps of job opportunities in the greater Rotorua area
making it the top choice for a lengthier stop for savvy backpackers.
New Zealand’s high-end wine country is surprisingly cheap to live in.
All cost of life indicators are pointing down,
making Napier/Hastings a serious contender for a cheap lifestyle.
Hawke’s Bay is already a backpacker magnet around the end of summer
where picking jobs are plentiful.
The cheap cost of life is just a bonus.
Located only a short drive north of Auckland,
Whangarei is the perfect spot to settle in for any backpacker with a car.
It is the gateway to the stunning Bay of Islands
and offers the proximity to New Zealand’s biggest city
without the cost of its expensive lifestyle (see Auckland at the bottom of this article).
Although the amount of rooms to rent is pretty low,
the prices of the ones available are low.
Food and produce are on the cheap as well
thanks to the regular surplus from the greater Auckland discounters.
4. Palmerston North.
Manawatu is probably the most underrated region on New Zealand’s North Island.
这里群山环绕 绿水潺潺 通常只能驱车探索
Often only driven through, the region has a lot to offer with mountains and rivers to explore.
北帕默斯顿住宿选择繁多 从旅店到公寓应有尽有 而且价格低廉
Palmerston North has cheap accommodation from hostels to flats and everything in between.
The activities in the area are also decently priced,
far from the big backpacking hubs that have seen their price soar in recent years.
Hamilton is located only an hour bus ride or 45-minute drive from bustling Auckland,
yet it benefits from a cost of life almost 40% lower than Auckland City.
In the city, there is plenty of retail jobs and surrounding farming jobs in the dairy industry.
Hamilton is also a fantastic hub for trips to Raglan, the surf mecca of New Zealand,
玛塔玛塔镇的霍比屯 怀托摩萤火虫洞等地游玩 哈密尔顿会是一个很好的落脚之地
Hobbiton in Matamata, the Waitomo Caves, and countless others!
这里有果蔬采摘 渔业 工业和零售业……
Picking, fishing, factory work, retail…
there are backpacker jobs available all year round in Tauranga.
The small suburb of Mt Maunganui is a tourist hotspot
where plenty of hospitality and retail jobs
makes Tauranga a Backpacker favourite to settle in for a little while.
With a decent cost of living,
it is a great place to stop for a while and save up for the next leg of your trip.
The South Island’s biggest city is the first
of New Zealand ’ s top three cities to enter
If you need city life at bargain price,
Christchurch is for you with its lower rent and overall
cost of life compared to Wellington and Auckland.
对于背包客而言 从建筑业到零售业再到服务业 工作机会应有尽有
The city has plenty of jobs to offer keen backpackers from construction jobs to retail to hospitality.
For nature-lovers with a car,
the Banks Peninsula and Arthurs Pass are only a short drive away
and never fail to impress.
For an even lower cost of life, consider Christchurch’s outer suburbs.
8. New Plymouth.
New Zealand’s hipster city comes at hipster prices.
The fourth most expensive city to live
is still much cheaper to live in than most European and North American cities,
but compared to its neighbours on the North Island, it comes at a sharp price.
However, the art scene,
surf waves and proximity to Mt Taranaki more than makes up for it.
It is common to find people staying there much longer than they planned to,
whether it’s for the nightlife,
the surf, the vibe or simply because it is far off the main tourist highways.
Although it is not a city,
Queenstown is on most backpackers’ minds when it comes to places to work in.
If settling in the town for a few months,
you will want to consider its outer suburbs,
the commute is worth saving hundreds on rent.
Food prices have also soared in the last few years reflecting the popularity of the town.
哦 但这里有美丽的瓦卡蒂普湖 美丽的滑雪度假村
Oh well, the magnificent Lake Wakatipu, incredible snow resorts,
and nightlife scene are worth
the extra dollars for the gap year of a lifetime
in the Adventure Capital of the World, right?
New Zealand’s capital city is unsurprisingly one of the most expensive city in the country.
It is a popular administration and retail job hub for temps and seasonal workers.
Coming second on this list due to its high rent and overall cost of life,
we highly recommend you to look into outer suburbs if settlingin Wellington.
The train and bus network is great and
offers proximity to even the furthest suburbs.