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 26 Nov 2015
|Population||House price||Rent||Rent ratio|
|- North Shore City||225,800||$909,113||$28,600||31.79||33.7||27.1||33.7||-6%|
|- Waitakeres City||204,500||$713,291||$24,440||29.19||29.8||26.6||32.4||-10%|
|- Auckland City||444,100||$879,506||$30,160||29.16||28.9||25.9||31.1||-6%|
|- Manukau City||368,500||$706,005||$22,360||31.57||27.8||26.0||31.6||0%|
|New Plymouth District||73,800||$380,000||$18,720||20.30||20.0||17.5||23.6||-14%|
|Palmerston North City||82,100||$295,000||$15,600||18.91||19.4||19.9||24.2||-22%|
|- Kapiti Coast District||48,900||$352,500||$18,200||19.37||19.1||20.6||25.1||-23%|
|- Porirua City||52,700||$447,000||$20,020||22.33||22.5||24.4||28.2||-21%|
|- Upper Hutt City||41,500||$345,000||$20,020||17.23||17.0||17.8||22.8||-25%|
|- Lower Hutt City||103,000||$405,000||$20,540||19.72||21.0||19.3||22.9||-14%|
|- Wellington City||200,100||$532,583||$25,740||20.69||22.9||22.1||24.6||-16%|
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.
The median rent is as sourced from the Department of Housing and Building (DBH) and their Tenancy Bond database.
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