Auckland Prices & Travel Costs

Last Updated: Jan 2024

Auckland is obviously the main entry point for those coming to New Zealand, but it’s definitely not the main reason itself. This is a city that is worth a look around for a day or two, especially if you are dealing with jetlag, but not one worth lingering in. It’s one of the more expensive places in New Zealand as well.

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Travel Costs to Auckland

Population 450,000
Area 1,300,000
Timezone UTC+12
Currency New Zealand dollar
Airports Auckland Airport (AKL)
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$86.34
1 USD = 1.6400 NZD
133 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

Accommodation Costs in Auckland

Auckland Hotel Seasons

Auckland Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar18.90 - 54.88
starstarstarstarstar52.44 - 82.32
starstarstarstarstar44.51 - 89.02
starstarstarstarstar60.37 - 145.73
starstarstarstarstar95.12 - 183.54

Auckland Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed12.80 - 20.73

Auckland Attractions Prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Auckland Sky TowerThe observation deck on top of this huge tower is one of the most popular attractions in Auckland. It's slightly cheaper if you skip the Sky Deck.
adults
5-14
seniors
15.24
7.93
14.02
Skyjump from Sky TowerYou're in New Zealand so why not bungee jump right in the center of Auckland from its central tower?
adults
student
10-14
170.73
152.44
140.24
National Maritime MuseumThis popular museum displays the country's rich nautical history. A one-hour cruise adds about 50% to admission.
adults
seniors
child
18.90
15.24
9.15

Auckland Food and Drink Prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastIf your hotel or hostel doesn't include breakfast then fast food options will usually be a good and cheap breakfast.4.27 - 6.71
Budget lunchAsian restaurants often have great lunch specials for those on tighter budget.6.10 - 9.15
Budget dinnerSit-down restaurants in Auckland vary greatly in price, but pubs and bars tend to have good value dinners.7.93 - 12.20
Beer (pint)Fancy bars will be at the top end of this range, even for domestic lagers, but backpacker pubs and hostels sometimes are even cheaper than this.4.27 - 6.71

Auckland Transport Prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center30.49 - 60.98
Skybus to city center9.76
Local bus & train to city center3.05 - 4.88
3km taxi ride in Auckland6.71 - 9.15
Bus ride in Auckland center0.00 - 0.61
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When to visit Auckland

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January74603.0
February75602.6
March72583.7
April68544.1
May63504.1
June59465.5
July58455.8
August59464.8
September61484.6
October64513.6
November67543.7
December71573.6

Auckland Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar7:24am7:32pm
21 Jun7:34am5:11pm
21 Sep6:13am6:16pm
21 Dec5:58am8:40pm

Where to go before and after