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The 31 Best places to live in New Zealand

New Zealand is the 18th most expensive and the 15th most liveable country.

Discover cost of living in New Zealand.

New ZealandLivabilityRank
Human freedom index
8.94
1
Gross Domestic Product per capita
$41945
25
GDPPC based on purchasing power
$40135
35
Life expectancy
81.7
22
Homicide rate
0.7
25
Road traffic mortality
7.8
45
Corruption perceptions index
87
2

We also take into account weighted mean city-specific parameters: air quality, airport proximity index, cost of living, after-tax salary, salary to expenses ratio, universities score.

Below is the list of 31 best cities to live and work in New Zealand for singles and families ranked by quality & cost of living.

Best places to live in New Zealand infographic

Best cities to live in New Zealand