How much does it really cost to live in Wellington?
Wellington is listed as one of the most affordable cities in Australasia.
Mercer's 2019 Cost of Living survey ranked Wellington 114th in the world in terms of its cost of living, making Wellington a reasonably affordable city by world rankings.
If you are lucky to have a job already lined up, and are planning to make a budget, Immigration New Zealand has a robust cost of living calculator to help you navigate the obstacles.
If you have just arrived in New Zealand you may find the cost of living is more, or less than you expected, but we’re here to help you navigate what exactly that might mean.
Renting in the capital, like many cities, can vary dramatically, with the median price coming in around $565
The wider Wellington region can be slightly cheaper the median weekly rent coming in at $520. Although this is expected to change year to year.