|Purchasing Power Index||94.32||High|
|Health Care Index||71.89||High|
|Climate Index||99.89||Very High|
|Cost of Living Index||76.73||High|
|Property Price to Income Ratio||11.22||Moderate|
|Traffic Commute Time Index||36.94||Moderate|
|ƒ Quality of Life Index:||169.03||Very High|
Minimum contributors for an underlying section: 133
Maximum contributors for an underlying section: 525
Last update: March 2023
|Quality of Life in North Shore||6.10 miles|
|Quality of Life in Manukau||14.42 miles|
|Quality of Life in Hamilton||78.04 miles|
|Quality of Life in Cambridge||90.92 miles|
|Quality of Life in Whangarei||98.49 miles|
|Quality of Life in Tauranga||126.40 miles|
|Quality of Life in Rotorua||141.68 miles|
|Quality of Life in Taupo||172.85 miles|
|Quality of Life in New Plymouth||223.66 miles|
|DeutschLebensqualität in Auckland|
|PortuguêsQualidade de Vida em Auckland|
|ItalianoQualità della Vita a Auckland|
|FrançaisQualité de Vie à Auckland|
|EspañolCalidad de Vida en Auckland|
The most challenging thing about living here is your weak purchasing power combined with the extremely high cost of living and low salaries. That all combined makes living here very hard, especially if you're not rich or wealthy.
Living here all my life though, and having traveled and lived in many different parts of the world, I must say though that the price to pay here is well worth it. New Zealand isn't exactly an exciting place to live, in fact, if you're after the hustle and bustle you won't get that here. Far from it and quite the polar opposite actually. But if you're after a peaceful, quite, humble life then New Zealand is perfect.
The expatriate networking organisation InterNations surveyed nearly 12,000 respondents of 177 different nationalities, living in 181 countries. Respondents were asked how their new homes performed on factors including quality of life, cost of living, safety, financial outlook, bureuacracy, and ease of fitting in.
In a resulting ranking of 52 countries – those for whom there was a large enough sample size – Aotearoa New Zealand ranked in the doldrums, at 51. It was beaten to the bottom by Kuwait.
"Cost of Living: MYOB poll shows more than 1 million Kiwis actively considering leaving NZ
When asked why they were considering a move abroad, half said they could get a better salary, 44 percent said it's for a better quality of life or the cost of living is better overseas while 34 percent wanted to experience living and working in another country."
Population of NZ is about 5m, so 1/5th want to leave for better lifestyle.