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4 perks of studying from home outside of Auckland

Posted on 20/09/2017 by

The Hobbiton movie set (pictured) in Matamata is just one of many tourist destinations located outside of Auckland.

Aside from the fact that you can wear pajamas to every single ‘lesson’, one of the best perks of studying from home is that you can do it anywhere in New Zealand – you don’t have to live in Auckland.

Wherever you live in New Zealand, there are certainly plenty of perks of studying outside of Auckland – here are a handful of the best.

Cost of living 

It’s no secret that Auckland is undergoing something of a housing crunch right now. The median weekly rent here is $530, whereas the national median is much lower at $450 per week.

Lower living costs outside of Auckland can make it that much easier to balance your finances when you’re spending at least 20 hours per week studying. 


Auckland is New Zealand’s busiest and biggest city. And while the city life suits some people, it’s not for everyone.

Getting out of the hubbub of the Big Smoke usually means a more laid-back lifestyle, and one where you can get a little closer to nature each day.

Less competition for jobs

More than 1.4 million people call Auckland home – that’s roughly a third of the country’s entire population. With so many people, the competition for jobs can be fierce.

Even though there is still competition in other areas, you may find it easier to nab a job in a city with fewer people. 

Unique work opportunities 

In the tourism industry, geography plays a huge role in the types of jobs available. For example, you can’t work on the ski fields in Auckland! Many of New Zealand’s small towns have unique tourist attractions, such as Hobbiton in Matamata or the glow worm caves in Waitomo.

There are so many beautiful tourism destinations throughout the country, so why limit yourself to Auckland? Study From Home from your location of choice and embrace your local tourism scene. Get in touch today to secure a spot on the next Study From Home course.

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