MRCagney Works

Affordability in New Zealand

Affordability in New Zealand is an open-source visualization we created to inform the public about rental accommodation affordability in various regions of New Zealand.

For example, you and your partner, if you have one, just got a job in Auckland. Now where to live? The visualization color codes Auckland's rental areas by their affordability to you.

Here affordability is based on median market rents, your commute costs, and your answers to various questions. After choosing your parameters, you can then hover over any area to bring up a detailed cost breakdown for that area.

Using the visualization, you can explore different scenarios and quickly appreciate the multifactorial nature of affordability, that is not simply about rent to income ratio.

Try it!