Living in Auckland is officially awesome!

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Auckland Harbour - New ZealandAuckland has once again outdone its Australasian contemporaries to top the list of most liveable cities in the region.

Coming third overall in the 2015 Mercer Quality of Living Rankings covering prevalent destinations for globally mobile talent, Auckland is deemed to have a better quality of living for expatriates than the seven other Asia-Pacific cities also ranked inside the Top 30.

It’s Auckland’s perfect blend of city living and outdoor beauty that makes it one of the most desirable destinations in the world. Located in the upper North Island of New Zealand, Auckland is home to over 1.2 million people (a third of New Zealand’s total population) and is the fastest growing area in the country as well as New Zealand’s largest city. It’s a diverse mix of contemporary lifestyle, cultural heritage, sporting achievements, economic vibrancy and multi-cultural uniqueness, set in a stunningly beautiful environment.

Auckland Skytower - New Zealand

Some of the many benefits of making Auckland home include:

  • Vibrant, multi-cultural and safe city providing a high standard of living
  • Easy access to beaches, wilderness & skiing
  • A relatively cheap cost of living in comparison with big cities worldwide
  • Excellent schools and universities

Wherever you are in this city, you are only a matter of minutes from beaches, native bush, look-outs, mountain biking tracks, open parkland and fantastic shopping and eating places. Residents here enjoy an outdoor lifestyle all year round, making the most of urban living with the tranquility of Auckland stunning parks and beaches always close by.

The region is family friendly with many options for recreation and with ‘the great outdoors’ in abundance, so you’ll quickly become used to people running, cycling, kayaking and generally living an active life. As a major city, Auckland offers world class entertainment, an extensive range of pubs and bars, and a seemingly endless list of cafes and restaurants. There are also countless events in the city – free Auckland Beach - New Zealandfestivals, community markets, art exhibitions, dance, music, theatre and cultural performances, sport and leisure opportunities.

Download our full Auckland - Location Guide for more information on living & working in this awesome city.

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