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The ratio between New Zealand house prices and rents | the Rent Ratio

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Rent ratio

The data on this page relates the median house price to the annual house rent. It is a benchmark that is used internationally in the reviews of housing affordability, and is just one of a number of measures that can monitor this. For comparisons to US housing markets, see this NY Times review. The market peak referred in the following table differs for each city/district reviewed, and is specific for that city.

 

Updated 22 Oct 2014
 
Median

Median
3-brm

--------------Rent ratio--------------
(see Notes below)
Population
House price
Yearly rent
Sep-14
Aug-14
Sep-13
Peak
% fall
 
Sep-14
Sep-14
Sep-14
 
       
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NZ total  4,508,000
$420,000
$18,980
22.13
22.4
22.0
23.5
-6%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Whangarei District
80,500
$263,750
$16,120
16.36
16.6
16.1
23.0
-29%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Auckland metro
1,486,000
$615,000
$24,470
25.13
24.6
25.3
27.8
-10%
- North Shore City  
$729,775
$26,000
28.07
28.2
26.3
28.6
-2%
- Waitakere City  
$536,563
$22,360
24.00
22.8
25.7
25.7
-6%
- Auckland City  
$725,617
$28,600
25.37
24.4
23.4
27.5
-8%
- Manukau City  
$537,913
$22,360
24.06
24.9
22.8
26.9
-10%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hamilton City
145,600
$375,000
$18,200
20.60
19.3
20.7
23.6
-13%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tauranga City
115,700
$374,000
$18,200
20.55
19.1
19.2
26.0
-21%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotorua District
68,900
$287,000
$14,300
20.07
17.7
19.0
21.9
-9%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gisborne District
46,600
$214,000
$14,560
14.70
17.9
14.1
26.4
-44%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Napier City
57,800
$325,400
$16,744
19.43
18.7
16.8
21.7
-11%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hastings District
75,500
$240,000
$16,120
14.89
16.8
19.6
21.5
-31%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Plymouth District
73,800
$346,250
$18,200
19.02
20.3
17.8
23.6
-19%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanganui District
43,500
$175,000
$12,844
13.63
12.8
15.7
20.2
-32%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Palmerston North City
82,100
$268,500
$15,600
17.21
18.8
18.5
24.2
-29%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wellington metro
487,700
$400,000
$20,087
19.91
20.1
20.0
23.5
-15%
- Kapiti Coast District
48,900
$360,000
$18,460
19.50
20.5
21.2
25.1
-22%
- Porirua City
52,700
$395,000
$18,720
21.10
21.2
22.2
28.2
-25%
- Upper Hutt City
41,500
$297,000
$19,084
15.56
17.6
18.2
22.8
-32%
- Lower Hutt City
103,000
$374,000
$18,720
19.98
18.7
17.2
22.9
-13%
- Wellington City
200,100
$502,100
$24,960
20.12
20.7
21.9
24.6
-18%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nelson City
46,200
$353,500
$18,980
18.62
20.0
19.6
24.1
-23%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Christchurch City
367,700
$435,210
$23,400
18.60
18.3
18.8
22.7
-18%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Timaru District
44,700
$280,000
$15,860
17.65
18.9
18.4
22.1
-20%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dunedin City
126,000
$265,000
$15,600
16.99
17.9
17.7
20.0
-15%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Queenstown-Lakes District
28,700
$624,500
$20,800
30.02
22.3
25.3
35.2
-15%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Invercargill City
53,000
$190,000
$12,480
15.22
17.0
16.4
22.3
-32%
                 

Median house price:

Median house prices are as reported by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand. Although the REINZ series is more volatile than the QV equivalent, there is a highly positive correlation between the two series. The REINZ series is more current and offers an earlier indication of market trends.

Rent: 

The median rent is as sourced from the Department of Housing and Building (DBH) and their Tenancy Bond database.

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