Share |Auckland region specially the ones around the city has the highest costing properties in New Zealand. A 2 bedroom decent condo would cost at least $500 a week, without furnishings. These are for apartments located in Freeman's bay, Parnell and Remeura... these are my favorite suburbs... but they cost an arm and a leg.
If you need to live in Auckland, and you have a family, it would be best to live around the city's fringes. The cheapest area is Papatoetoe and it's very close to the airport. Though many might think it's not a 'dream' area, those who want to save might be able to find safe pockets within Papatoetoe.