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Tauranga (Māori pronunciation: [ˈtaʉɾaŋa]) is the most populous city in the Bay of Plenty Region of the North Island of New Zealand. It was settled by Māori late in the 13th century and by Europeans in the early 19th century and was constituted as a city in 1963. Tauranga City is the centre of the fifth largest urban area in New Zealand, with an urban population of 130,800 (June 2015 estimate). The city lies in the north-western corner of the Bay of Plenty, on the south-eastern edge of Tauranga Harbour. The city expands over an area of 168 square kilometres (65 sq mi), and encompasses the communities of Bethlehem, on the south-western outskirts of the city; Greerton, on the southern outskirts of the city; Matua, west of the central city overlooking Tauranga Harbour; Maungatapu; Mount Maunganui, located north of the central city across the harbour facing the Bay of Plenty; Otumoetai; Papamoa, Tauranga's largest suburb, located on the Bay of Plenty; Tauranga City; Tauranga South; and Welcome Bay. Tauranga is one of New Zealand's main centres for business, international trade, culture, fashion and horticultural science. The Port of Tauranga is New Zealand's largest port in terms of gross export tonnage and efficiency. Tauranga is one of New Zealand's fastest growing cities, with a 14 percent increase in population between the 2001 census and the 2006 census, though that number has slowed to 11% between the 2006 Census and the 2013 Census. This sudden population growth has made Tauranga New Zealand's 5th largest city.

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Facts and Stats for Tauranga*

  • Pollution Statistics in Tauranga

    Know the pollution level of Tauranga before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 15 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 10 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 15 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 15 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 7.14 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 15 (Very Low)
  • Tauranga: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Tauranga for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Tauranga.

    • Burglary and Theft 33.33 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 29.17 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 20.83 (Low)
    • Attacks 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 70.83 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 20.83 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
  • Living in Tauranga - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Tauranga is 188.24 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 75.49 (High)
    • Climate Index 98.04 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 15.47 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 73.54 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 60.11 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.28 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 93.04 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Tauranga

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Tauranga

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.26 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.21 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 49.31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 97.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 77.05 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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