It combines all the advantages of a big city with easy access to nearby beaches, islands, forests and farmland. There is something in Auckland for everyone!
New Zealand is not an expensive country, but it is not a very cheap one either. It is somewhere in the middle. Things are generally a bit cheaper here than in Western Europe or Japan and a bit more expensive than in many other Asian, East European and Latin American countries. Here are a few examples of what you can expect to pay for things in Auckland. All prices are in New Zealand dollars.
Auckland weekly bus/train/ferry rate (all stages) $30-$50
Supermarket (per week if student is staying at city apartment) $50-$70
Fast Food lunch (fish and chips, Big Mac Combo etc.) $5-$10
A Pizza for two $6
A beer in a pub $5
A movie $10
A can of coke $1.50
A souvenir t-shirt $10
A postcard bought and mailed home $3
A cappuccino in a cafe $3.50
A haircut $15 men/$25 women
Most students also want to enjoy some of the attractions of Auckland as well. Here is what you can expect to pay.
The Zoo $ 23 student $ 28 without student card
Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium Walk-up price $ 30 student or $ 39 without student card
Auckland Museum $ 25 General admission , Free if can prove they live in Auckland and do a Museum card
Rent rollerblades $15/hour
Play golf $25
Auckland Art Gallery FREE
Boat trip on the Harbour $ 40 (1h30, Fullers)
Top of the Skytower $ 20 student $ 28 without student card
Maritime Museum (including sail) $ 29
Hire a car from $ 30/day
Return Ferry to Devonport $ 12
Visit one of dozens of beautiful beaches, tramp in the Waitakere ranges, visit a city or regional park, enjoy the botanic gardens FREE.