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Hello everyone, I am planning moving to New Zealand in a few months for a long project in the company's office in Auckland and I've been researching everything I can but one thing that is still unclear to me is the accommodation.

Just to give you a context, I live in Toronto, Canada (and lived in other big cities in north america), have a reasonable good job, and I rent a one bedroom apartment. I know many people that live like that and it's not unusually for someone in a similar situation. As far as I know, it's common in NZ to share houses or apartments with others (I was told it's mainly to share the cost of the rent and there are a lot of big houses in Auckland). I have been living alone for years and I'd like to keep doing that.

So my concern is about the number of apartment options, I cannot find that many online and the ones I find are usually studios(350-450/week), the few one bedroom apartments I can find are very expensive (600+/week). Studio apartments would not be a problem initially, maybe up to a year or two, but eventually I would want to move to one bedroom apartment. Of course everything is a matter of salary, location, lifestyle, etc but is this a reality? Since a lot of people live with roommates (or flatmates) in NZ, apartments for people to live alone are not easy to find, or not the normal way to go?
If so, I would like to check if someone faced this situation and how you dealt with it, surprises living alone, difference in quality of the buildings, etc.

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You may check trademe.co.nz for accommodation options.

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Hello everyone, I am planning moving to New Zealand in a few months for a long project in the company's office in Auckland and I've been researching everything I can but one thing that is still unclear to me is the accommodation.

Just to give you a context, I live in Toronto, Canada (and lived in other big cities in north america), have a reasonable good job, and I rent a one bedroom apartment. I know many people that live like that and it's not unusually for someone in a similar situation. As far as I know, it's common in NZ to share houses or apartments with others (I was told it's mainly to share the cost of the rent and there are a lot of big houses in Auckland). I have been living alone for years and I'd like to keep doing that.

So my concern is about the number of apartment options, I cannot find that many online and the ones I find are usually studios(350-450/week), the few one bedroom apartments I can find are very expensive (600+/week). Studio apartments would not be a problem initially, maybe up to a year or two, but eventually I would want to move to one bedroom apartment. Of course everything is a matter of salary, location, lifestyle, etc but is this a reality? Since a lot of people live with roommates (or flatmates) in NZ, apartments for people to live alone are not easy to find, or not the normal way to go?
If so, I would like to check if someone faced this situation and how you dealt with it, surprises living alone, difference in quality of the buildings, etc.

Thank you.

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I'm having this same problem. I'll be moving to Auckland at the beginning of next month for graduate school and reeeeeeally don't want to go back to living with room mates. But the few options I'm seeing on the websites people are recommending (trademe and flatmates.co.nz) are sketchy or unreasonably expensive. I have some vain hope that once I get there, solutions will materialize... I'll be there in about a week and a half and will respond to this thread again as I suss out the situation. Good luck to us both!

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