Auckland and Christchurch are 2 of the most affordable places to study English. The 2011 Mercer Worldwide Cost of Living Survey shows that Auckland is cheaper than any of Australia’s big cities. The survey compares the cost of more than 200 items in each city, including housing, transport, food, clothing, household goods and entertainment. Auckland was ranked 118th out of the 214 cities surveyed. (1 = most expensive, 214 = least expensive)


Compare the cost of living for various study destinations popular with English language learners:

Auckland, New Zealand (118)
Los Angeles, USA (77)
Vancouver, Canada (65)
Toronto, Canada (59)
Adelaide, Australia (46)
Canberra, Australia (34)
New York, USA (32)
Brisbane, Australia (31)
Perth, Australia (30)
Melbourne, Australia (21)
London, United Kingdom (18)
Sydney, Australia (14)

Written by Hannah Robinson at Languages International