Auckland is the country’s most expensive market, Stuff reports, but’s October analysis found 10 suburbs where more than 10% of this year’s sales were under $500,000: Auckland Central, Grafton, Newmarket, Manukau, Otahuhu, Ponsonby, East Tamaki, Wiri, Freemans Bay and Eden Terrace. chief data scientist Tom Lintern said suburbs with a high proportion of apartments and terraced housing, such as Auckland Central and Grafton, had more affordable options and therefore always had more sales for under the median value.