Lifestyle Comes At A Price

Auckland and Wellington have risen in their rankings of the most expensive cities to live in, with Auckland jumping nine places to rank 15 and Wellington rising 16 places to rank 17th with London. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Worldwide Cost of Living survey looked into 130 cities worldwide using a weighted average of the prices of 160 products and services to compare the cities’ cost of living. Locals are gaining from the strengthening of the New Zealand dollar, but expatriates are paying quite a price for living in two of the most liveable cities in the world.


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