Quality of Life in Wellington, New Zealand

Purchasing Power Index 81.00   Moderate
Safety Index 71.23   High
Health Care Index 74.90   High
Climate Index 97.68   Very High
Cost of Living Index 75.84   Moderate
Property Price to Income Ratio 6.45   Low
Traffic Commute Time Index 27.74   Low
Pollution Index 13.95   Very Low
ƒ Quality of Life Index: 193.33   Very High

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Last update: June 2021

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1 Comments so far
Shawn Su on Mar 16, 2021:
The data on Property Price to Income Ratio for Wellington is laughable. "The average house price across the region is $932,867 though the average value is obviously higher in Wellington City ($1,044,244), where house prices climbed 7.59% this quarter. " (Link: http://wellington.scoop.co.nz/?p=134206)

Unless you think average household income in Wellington is $158K/year (based on average house price $932,867) (it's not, it's $108K according to stats NZ (LINK: https://www.stats.govt.nz/information-releases/household-income-and-housing-cost-statistics-year-ended-june-2020)) I don't know how the figure 5.92 is derived. "In the year ended June 2020, the average annual household equivalised disposable income (before housing costs are deducted) was $48,196." Therefore the effective house price income ratio (average house price / average household income) should be 8.6 - not as ridiculous as Auckland, but certainly not as deceivingly low as 5.92.

Still think Wellington quality of life should be ranked as 4 worldwide on the list? Unless you are loaded.