Life in Auckland

Life in Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, is a very diverse and multicultural area – combining the hustle and bustle of city life, with spectacular natural beauty whichever direction you look. From accommodation and transport, to food and entertainment, we put the spotlight on Auckland below.

Transport

Auckland has access to a network of trains and buses that gets commuters to and from most major work hubs. However, most people tend to find they need a car to get around with ease and see everything that the city has to offer.

Accommodation

Whether you’re buying or renting, there are various housing options to choose from to suit your lifestyle, from city apartments to family homes. Remember, Auckland is quite a vast city, so the suburb you live in will affect commute times (yes, Auckland is well known for its traffic issues!), public transport and access to schools and shops. To give you an idea of what to expect, we suggest you start by taking a look at Trademe and realestate.co.nz.

Food and Entertainment

As you would expect from such a culturally-diverse city, Auckland is well known for its array of food options and cuisines from all over the world. Visit AucklandNZ for more! The same goes for entertainment; whether you’re into beaches, the outdoors, sports, or arts and theatre – there’s plenty of things to see and do!

Healthcare

All citizens, residents and some work visa holders are eligible for publicly-funded healthcare in New Zealand, but it’s still worth looking into additional private health insurance too. Check whether you qualify for subsidised healthcare with the Ministry of Health.

Whether you’re going to be covered by health insurance or via the public system, make sure you find a local GP. Both doctor visits and prescriptions are subsidised here (for citizens, residents and some work visa holders), whilst hospital visits are free.

Want to speak to someone about relocating to Auckland as a technology professional? Get in touch with our local team of tech and digital recruiters.