Traveling around Auckland can be expensive. Here are some tips to help you save money.
Bus, Ferry & Train
The trick is, to load a student concession to your Auckland transport card to receive a student discount. This saves you a lot of money in the long run!
- Bus, ferry, & train are cheaper than an uber
- Uber is cheaper than a taxi
Outside of Auckland City
When travelling outside of Auckland, around the north island, ManaBus is a reasonably priced method of travelling. Check the website often to make sure you secure the best deal.
Farmers markets (every weekend) are the cheapest place to get fruits and vegetables and other fresh items. After seeing the prices of the fruits and vegetables at the markets, I never went to the supermarkets for fruit and vegetables again.
Countdown (grocery store) in the middle of the city is very small, if you go to one a little further there will be a lot more variety.
My advice, don’t buy anything if it isn't discounted or on special.
Pak’nSave is similar to Costco. It is further out of the City, therefore, you must consider the price of transport.
New Zealand convenience stores tend to be more expensive than supermarkets, but are good if you need one or two items.
- The Warehouse can be ‘hit or miss’. They have really good sales but can be expensive otherwise. It is worth stopping in often to make sure you don't miss the good sales.