A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Auckland vs. Nassau for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Auckland or Nassau?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Auckland and Nassau can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Auckland or Nassau?

Auckland

Auckland is located on the North Island of New Zealand on an isthmus between the Northland Peninsula and the other parts of the North Island. Auckland is not only a city but also a region. In 2010 New Zealand combined what had previously been four separate cities into one region. These cities include the southern city of Manukau, the western city of Waitakere, the North Shore in the north, and Auckland City. The City of Auckland is the largest city in Polynesia and is very diverse with many expatriates from elsewhere in Polynesia. This diversity becomes most apparent in Auckland's many festivals and sporting events.

Nassau

There are few vacation destinations more famous than the Bahamian city of Nassau. This capital city is full of laid back locals, relaxed tourists and the iconic pastel pink government houses.

As the largest city in the Bahamas, Nassau can hold plenty of people. Not only are there hundreds of tourists on any given day, the city is also home to 260,000 people – that is 80 percent of the Bahamas' total population.

Founded around 1650, Nassau's location made it a great spot on the trade route. So great, in fact, that it also became a popular destination for pirates – including the infamous Blackbeard.

Pack light because it's going to be pretty steamy in Nassau. The climate is essentially identical to southern Florida. It is warm and humid all year with the occasional cold snap in the winter.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Wildlife Tours to New Zealand, and The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in New Zealand.


Which place is cheaper, Nassau or Auckland?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Auckland is $144, while the average daily cost in Nassau is $189. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Auckland and Nassau in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Auckland $91
    Nassau $109
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Auckland $182
    Nassau $218
Compare Hotels in Auckland and Nassau

Looking for a hotel in Auckland or Nassau? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Auckland


Hotels in Nassau


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Auckland Hotel Prices and Nassau Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Auckland $16
    Nassau $32
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Auckland

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Auckland:


  • Bus from Airport
    $9.85
  • Airport Shuttle
    $15

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Auckland

Also for Auckland, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Private 1-Way Transfer to/from Airport: $28
  • Auckland:City Hotel Transfers to/from Cruise Ship in Minivan: $30
  • Private Transfer from Auckland City to Auckland Cruise Port: $39
  • Private Transfer from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Auckland Port: $55
  • Private Transfer from Auckland Port to Auckland Airport (AKL): $55
  • Cheap airport transfer: $55
  • Auckland:Private 1 way Airport transfer to/from CBD Minivan: $55
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service Auckland APT-HTL (AKL): $58
  • Auckland Airport Private Transfers in a Luxury Minibus: $60
  • Private Transfer From Auckland Airport Oaks To Auckland City: $60
  • Private Transfer From Auckland City To Auckland Airport Oaks: $60
  • North Shore to Auckland Airport (AKL)-Departure Private Transfer: $60

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Nassau

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Nassau are as follows:


  • Water Taxi
    $8.02
  • Taxi to Cable Beach
    $25
  • Taxi from Airport
    $30

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Nassau

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Nassau:

  • Transfer Service in Nassau Bahamas: $68
  • Shared Shuttle Transfer to NAS Airport - Departure: $34
  • Shared Shuttle Transfer from NAS Airport - Arrival: $34
  • Roundtrip Airport Transfer to Paradise Island: $120
  • Round Trip Private Airport To Hotel Transfer in Nassau: $150
  • Private Transfer in Nassau: $45
  • Private Transfer from Nassau International Airport to Nassau City : $150
  • Private Transfer from Hotel to Airport Nassau, Bahamas: $150
  • Private SUV One way Airport Transfer/Grocery & Liquor stop included : $150
  • Private Roundtrip Sedan Airport Transfer to Paradise Island: $143
  • Private Roundtrip Sedan Airport Transfer to Palm Cay: $143
  • Private Roundtrip Sedan Airport Transfer to Cable Beach: $143

Is it cheaper to fly into Auckland or Nassau?

Prices for flights to both Nassau and Auckland change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Auckland $28
    Nassau $53
Typical Food Prices in Auckland

For Auckland, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Breakfast
    $4.92

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Auckland

For Auckland, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner: $94
  • Auckland Harbour 3-Course Dinner Cruise with Welcome Drink: $98
  • Flavours of the City Walking Food Tour: $107

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Nassau

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Nassau.

  • Nassau Food Tour and Beach Break: $65
  • Conch Salad Cooking Lesson and Tasting in Nassau: $80
  • Sail Catamaran Sunset Dinner Cruise: $116
  • All Inclusive Sunset Dinner Cruise in Nassau Bahamas: $125
  • Dinner and Dancing: $130
  • Flavors of Nassau Food Tour: $135
  • Authentic Bahamian Cooking Class: $135
  • Island Food Tour: $140
  • Experience Breakfast,Lunch or Dinner in the sky of Nassau Bahamas: $250

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Auckland $28
    Nassau $37
Typical Entertainment Prices in Auckland

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Auckland's activities, tours, and tickets:


  • Auckland Sky Tour (for 2)
    $34
  • Waiheke Island Tour (for 2)
    $124

Tours and Activities in Auckland

For Auckland, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Explore Auckland's Sailing Spirit: In-App Audio Tour: $5.32
  • Self-guided adventure hunt: Discover Auckland: $13
  • Auckland Self-Guided Audio Tour: $14
  • Auckland Self Guided Audio Tour: $15
  • Hīkoi to Britomart Guided Walking Tour - Auckland Art Gallery: $16
  • Join the locals: 2-Hour Precinct Tour of Dealer Art Galleries: $16
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Entry Ticket: $17
  • Vibrosaun Therapy Experience: $19
  • Skip the Line: Odyssey Sensory Maze Entry Auckland Ticket: $20
  • The Hunt for the Missing Monarch - An Auckland Adventure: $25
  • Auckland Sky Tower General Admission Ticket : $25
  • Sky Tower General Admission Ticket: $25

Typical Entertainment Prices in Nassau

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Nassau are as follows:


  • Jet Ski
    $50
  • 4 Hr Kayak Tour
    $70
  • 1/2 Day Snorkel Trip
    $75

Tours and Activities in Nassau

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Nassau are as follows:

  • Bahamas Adventure: Pigs, Reef, Turtles, and Beach with Lunch: $299
  • "Explore Exclusive Private E-Bike Tour of the City!": $110
  • "Let's Get Piggy with It!" Swimming Pig Adventures: $200
  • 2 Hours Sip and Snorkeling Experience in Bahamas: $150
  • 3 Hour Eco-Glide Adventure in Nassau: $99
  • 3 Islands Boat Adventure: Swimming Pigs, Turtles, And Snorkeling: $213
  • 3-Hour ATV Tour of New Providence (Inclusive of water & local deserts): $190
  • 3-Hour Buggy Tour of New Providence (Inclusive of water & local deserts): $250
  • 30 Minutes Jet Car Adventure in Bahamas: $260
  • ATV Half Day City Tour in Guided Tour With Free Samples: $250
  • ATV Island Tour with Beach Break, Lunch, and Pick-up/Drop-off: $199
  • All New Weekend Tour with Seafood Snack Portuguese & Spanish : $7.00

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Auckland $14
    Nassau $19

Sample the Local Flavors in Auckland

Also in Auckland, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Waiheke Island: Scenic Wine Tour Tasting Wines on Waiheke: $95
  • Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour in Auckland with 3-Course Vineyard Lunch: $107
  • Muriwai Scenic Wine Tour from Auckland: $110
  • Waiheke Island: The Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour: $135
  • Waiheke Island: Tour with Wine Tastings and Restaurant Lunch: $154
  • From Waiheke Island Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch: $157
  • Waiheke Island Gourmet Food and Wine Tour with Platter Lunch: $169
  • Kumeu Wine Tour: $173
  • From Small Group Kumeu Wine Tour with Lunch: $175
  • Small-Group Kumeu Wine Country Tour Includes Wine Tastings & Lunch: $179
  • Piha Waitakere Rainforest Wine Tour from Auckland: $185
  • Auckland Coastal Experience - Small Group City & Beach Tour Incl. Wine Tasting: $204

Typical Alcohol Prices in Nassau

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Nassau are as follows:


  • Cocktail
    $6.52

Sample the Local Flavors in Nassau

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Nassau:

  • Rum Runners Pub Crawl: $140


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Auckland and Nassau, we can see that Nassau is more expensive. And not only is Auckland much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Auckland is in Pacific and Nassau is in Caribbean Islands, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. So, traveling to Auckland would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Auckland and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Nassau would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Nassau than you might in Auckland.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Auckland Expensive? and Is Nassau Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Auckland or Nassau?

Auckland has a larger population, and is about 83% larger than the population of Nassau. When comparing the sizes of Auckland and Nassau, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


When is the best time to visit Auckland or Nassau?

Auckland has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Nassau experiences a warm climate with fairly sunny weather most of the year.

Should I visit Auckland or Nassau in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Auckland as well as Nassau. The beaches, the hiking, the city activities, and the family-friendly experiences are the main draw to Auckland this time of year. The warm climate attracts visitors to Nassau throughout the year.

In January, Auckland is generally cooler than Nassauin July. Daily temperatures in Auckland average around 20°C (68°F), and Nassau fluctuates around 28°C (82°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Nassau. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Auckland this time of the year. In the summer, Auckland often gets less sunshine than Nassauin July. Auckland gets 240 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Nassau receives 273 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Nassau. Auckland usually gets less rain in January than Nassauin July. Auckland gets 67 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Nassau receives 151 mm (5.9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures January and July
    Auckland 20°C (68°F) 
    Nassau 28°C (82°F)

Should I visit Auckland or Nassau in the Autumn?

Both Nassau and Auckland are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. Many travelers come to Auckland for the hiking trails, the city's sights and attractions, and the shopping scene. Plenty of visitors come to Nassau because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

Auckland is much colder than Nassau in the autumn. The daily temperature in Auckland averages around 16°C (61°F) in April, and Nassau fluctuates around 26°C (79°F)in October.

It's quite sunny in Nassau. Auckland usually receives less sunshine than Nassau during autumn. Auckland gets 162 hours of sunny skies, while Nassau receives 223 hours of full sun in the autumn.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Nassau. In April, Auckland usually receives less rain than Nassauin October. Auckland gets 95 mm (3.7 in) of rain, while Nassau receives 184 mm (7.2 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures April and October
    Auckland 16°C (61°F) 
    Nassau 26°C (79°F)

Should I visit Auckland or Nassau in the Winter?

Both Nassau and Auckland during the winter are popular places to visit. Many visitors come to Auckland in the winter for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Nassau year-round.

In the winter, Auckland is much colder than Nassau. Typically, the winter temperatures in Auckland in July average around 11°C (52°F), and Nassau averages at about 21°C (70°F)in January.

In Nassau, it's very sunny this time of the year. In the winter, Auckland often gets less sunshine than Nassauin January. Auckland gets 141 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Nassau receives 220 hours of full sun.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Auckland. Auckland usually gets more rain in July than Nassauin January. Auckland gets 135 mm (5.3 in) of rain, while Nassau receives 51 mm (2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures July and January
    Auckland 11°C (52°F) 
    Nassau 21°C (70°F)

Should I visit Auckland or Nassau in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Auckland and Nassau. Most visitors come to Auckland for the beaches and the activities around the city during these months. Nassau attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

In October, Auckland is generally much colder than Nassauin April. Daily temperatures in Auckland average around 14°C (58°F), and Nassau fluctuates around 23°C (74°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Nassau this time of the year. Auckland usually receives less sunshine than Nassau during spring. Auckland gets 192 hours of sunny skies, while Nassau receives 276 hours of full sun in the spring.

In October, Auckland usually receives more rain than Nassauin April. Auckland gets 83 mm (3.3 in) of rain, while Nassau receives 53 mm (2.1 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures October and April
    Auckland 14°C (58°F) 
    Nassau 23°C (74°F)

Typical Weather for Nassau and Auckland

Auckland Nassau
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 20°C (68°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 21°C (70°F) 51 mm (2 in)
Feb 20°C (68°F) 65 mm (2.6 in) 21°C (70°F) 45 mm (1.8 in)
Mar 19°C (66°F) 82 mm (3.2 in) 22°C (72°F) 43 mm (1.7 in)
Apr 16°C (61°F) 95 mm (3.7 in) 23°C (74°F) 53 mm (2.1 in)
May 14°C (57°F) 92 mm (3.6 in) 25°C (77°F) 116 mm (4.6 in)
Jun 12°C (53°F) 116 mm (4.6 in) 27°C (80°F) 237 mm (9.3 in)
Jul 11°C (52°F) 135 mm (5.3 in) 28°C (82°F) 151 mm (5.9 in)
Aug 11°C (53°F) 108 mm (4.3 in) 28°C (82°F) 211 mm (8.3 in)
Sep 13°C (55°F) 97 mm (3.8 in) 27°C (81°F) 171 mm (6.7 in)
Oct 14°C (58°F) 83 mm (3.3 in) 26°C (79°F) 184 mm (7.2 in)
Nov 16°C (61°F) 79 mm (3.1 in) 24°C (75°F) 55 mm (2.2 in)
Dec 18°C (65°F) 83 mm (3.3 in) 22°C (71°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)