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!
$ What Things Cost in Auckland $
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 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 $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 at pub night $6
A beer in a pub $5
A movie $10 - $20
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
Phone + SIM card from $19
Most students also want to enjoy some of the attractions of Auckland as well. Here is what you can expect to pay.
Auckland Zoo $23 student, $28 regular price
Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium - Walk-up price $30 student, $39 regular price
Auckland Museum $25 General Admission, Free with 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 regular price
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 !
Visit one of dozens of beautiful beaches, tramp in the Waitakere ranges, visit a city or regional park, enjoy the botanic gardens FREE.