House Rental Prices New Zealand

Looking for the cheapest places to rent a home in New Zealand? Canstar reveals the median rental prices around the country.

Finding a home to rent can be tough, and expensive. Competition is fierce and the best homes get snapped up quickly. And if you’re not familiar with a certain area, or if you’re working to a tight budget, the search can be even harder.

To improve your chances of finding a house to call home, it pays to do your homework. There’s no point searching for a rental around $500 per week if properties in the area usually go for hundreds of dollars more.

So to provide a quick breakdown of the prices you can expect to pay to rent a home around the country, we’ve put together the following tables. We’ve broken it down to regions, districts, plus all the main suburbs in our two biggest cities.

Prices are median prices, and we’ve broken Auckland and Wellington’s suburbs into $50 price bands.

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Rental Prices by Region

Listed are the median rents, plus lower and upper quartile rents for each region*.

Region Median Rent Lower Rent Upper Rent
Auckland $640 $520 $750
Gisborne $623 $526 $674
Hawke’s Bay $600 $500 $660
Wellington $595 $470 $720
Bay of Plenty $580 $480 $680
Marlborough $550 $470 $600
Taranaki $550 $450 $640
Tasman $550 $450 $608
Waikato $540 $430 $618
Canterbury $520 $420 $600
Northland $520 $430 $600
Manawatu-Wanganui $490 $390 $580
Nelson $480 $340 $573
Otago $450 $330 $591
Southland $450 $350 $500
West Coast $350 $320 $420

Rental Prices by District

Listed are the median rents broken down into NZ districts and $50 price bands. If there is only one suburb within a particular price brand, we have listed its median price*.

District Median Rent
Queenstown-Lakes $750+
Porirua City, Tauranga City $650-$699
Auckland, Central Otago District, Gisborne District, Napier City, Upper Hutt City, Western Bay of Plenty $600-$649
Kapiti Coast District, Hastings, Lower Hutt City, Marlborough, Manawatu, Matamata-Piako, New Plymouth, Rotorua, Selwyn Districts, South Wairarapa, Tasman, Thames-Coromandel,  Waikato, Waipa,  Waimakariri, Wellington City, Whakatane, Whangarei, $550-$599
Carterton, Christchurch City, Hamilton City, Kaipara, Taupo, Stratford, Palmerston North $500-$599
Far North, Hauraki, Horowhenua, Hurunui, Invercargill, Kawerau, Masterton, Nelson, South Taranaki, South Waikato, Timaru, Whanganui $450-$499
Ashburton District, Buller, Central Hawke’s Bay, Dunedin City, Grey, Mackenzie, Opotiki, Otorohanga, Rangitikei, Southland, Tararua, Waimate, Waitomo $400-$449
Clutha, Gore, Waitaki $350-$399
Kaikoura $300
Ruapehu $280
Westland $190

Auckland Rental Prices

Listed are the median rents broken down into suburbs and $50 price bands. If there is only one suburb within a particular price brand, we have listed its median price*.

Suburb Median Rents
Okura $1295
Long Bay, Shamrock Park $950-$999
Stanley Point, Westmere $900-$950
Castor Bay, Chatswood, Fairview Heights, Northcross, Orakei, Ponsonby, Remuera, Stonefields $850-$899
Albany Heights, Campbells Bay, Dannemora, East Tamaki Heights, Mairangi Bay, Mellons Bay, Murrays Bay, The Gardens, Waiake $800-$849
Bayswater, Beachlands, Eastern Beach, Flat Bush, Glendowie, Golflands, Greenhithe, Greenlane, Hauraki, Kohimarama, Mission Bay, Northpark, Rothesay Bay, Somerville, St Heliers $750-$799
Blockhouse Bay, Botany Downs, Browns Bay, Bucklands Beach, Burswood, Devonport, Farm Cove, Half Moon Bay, Hobsonville, Huntington Park, Forrest Hill, Goodwood Heights, Henderson Valley, Northcote Point, Schnapper Rock, Sunnyhills, Sunnynook, Totara Park, Wai O Taiki Bay, West Harbour, Windsor Park $700-$749
Avondale, Bayview, Beach Haven, Belmont, Birkenhead, Clendon Park, Clover Park, Cockle Bay, Ellerslie, Epsom, Favona, Freemans Bay,  Glenfield, Glen Innes, Green Bay, Grey Lynn, Highland Park, Hillcrest, Hillsborough, Lynfield, Mangere Bridge, Massey, Meadowbank, Milford, Mount Roskill, Mount Wellington, Narrow Neck, New Windsor, One Tree Hill, Otara, Oteha, Pakuranga, Pakuranga Heights, Parnell, Penrose, Pinehill, Point Chevalier, Randwick Park, Saint Johns, Shelly Park, Swanson, Takapuna, Three Kings, Titirangi, Totara Vale, Waterview, Wattle Downs, Westgate, Weymouth, Whenuapai $650-$699
Birkdale, East Tamaki, Glendene, Glen Eden, Henderson, Herne Bay, Hillpark, Howick, Kelston, Laingholm, Lucas Heights, Manurewa, Manurewa East, Maraetai, Morningside, Mount Albert, Mount Eden, New Lynn, Northcote, Onehunga,  Papatoetoe, Panmure, Ranui, Saint Mary’s Bay, Sandringham,  Sunnyvale, Te Atatu Peninsula, Unsworth Heights, Wesley $600-$649
Albany, Eden Terrace, Kingsland, Mangere, Mangere East, Newmarket, Oratia, Royal Oak, Point England, Redvale, Rosedale, Te Atatu South, Torbay, Totara Heights, Waitakere $550-$599
Manukau, Paremoremo, Wiri $500-$549
Auckland Central, Otahuhu $450-$499
Karekare $445
Grafton $320

Wellington Rental Prices

Listed are the median rents broken down into suburbs and $50 price bands. If there is only one suburb within a particular price brand, we have listed its median price*.

Suburb Median
Seatoun $890
Churton Park, Houghton Bay $750-$799
Island Bay, Karaka Bays, Khandallah, Ngaio, Oriental Bay,  Rongotai, Roseneath, Southgate, Strathmore Park $700-$749
Broadmeadows, Grenada Village, Karori, Kilbirnie, Maupuia, Miramar, Newlands, Owhiro Bay, Paparangi, Tawa, Wadestown, Woodridge $650-$699
Brooklyn, Crofton Downs, Highbury, Johnsonville, Lyall Bay $600-$649
Berhampore, Hataitai, Kelburn, Kingston, Mornington, Mount Victoria, Newtown,   Northland, Thorndon, Vogeltown $550-$599
Aro Valley, Glenside, Melrose, Mount Cook, Pipitea, Te Aro, Wilton $500-$549
Wellington Central $330

All prices from rental bond data April-Sept 2023, courtesy

About the author of this page

This report was written by Canstar’s Editor, Bruce Pitchers. Bruce has three decades’ experience as a journalist and has worked for major media companies in the UK and Australasia, including ACP, Bauer Media Group, Fairfax, Pacific Magazines, News Corp and TVNZ. Prior to Canstar, he worked as a freelancer, including for The Australian Financial Review, the NZ Financial Markets Authority, and for real estate companies on both sides of the Tasman.

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