Uber rank the best and worst rated cities for Kiwi Uber riders
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Uber ranks NZ cities by rider rating and I guess Dunners' breathers are absolute angels

suppose you don't really need to uber from one end of castle street to the other

Uber has released its latest Rider Ratings Ranking, giving us an insight into which NZ cities have the most pleasant and most admin riders. 

Compared to last year, Kiwi Uber riders have outshone the Aussie cousins, with every city in NZ surpassing the Australian average rating of 4.82.

Dunedin, yup Dunedin, proudly took this year's top spot, beating last year's winners Hamilton by .02 points. Notorious for parties and breathers, my only theory as to how Dunners ranked this high is because the distance from Castle Street to the closest Maccas or K-Fry is walkable, even when you're sloshed. 

NZ Cities with best Uber rider ratings:

  1. Dunedin - 4.93
  2. Hamilton - 4.91
  3. Tauranga - 4.90
  4. Napier-Hastings - 4.90
  5. New Plymouth - 4.90
  6. Palmerston North - 4.90
  7. Nelson - 4.90
  8. Christchurch - 4.89
  9. Wellington - 4.88
  10. Queenstown - 4.88
  11. [National average: 4.88]
  12. Auckland - 4.86


Hamilton maintained its 4.91 average, with Tauranga, Napier/Hastings, New Plymouth, Palmerston North and Nelson sharing a 4.90 average.

The average rider rating for Kiwis in 2023 stands at an impressive 4.88 out of 5 stars, holding steady compared to 2022. But from the 11 cities listed, unfortunately, one city shamefully didn't meet that national average - Auckland. Auckland's a big city with horsed people travelling kilometres every weekend to parties and nightclubs. More time in Uber drunk = more time to be a nuisance. 

To see how you compare against your city’s average, head to the Uber app, click your profile picture in the top right-hand corner and your profile will load with your collective rating.

Both riders and driver partners have the ability to rate one to five stars on a trip. Your rating is the average of your last 500 trips, and is measured out of 5 stars.

However, Ratings are anonymous, so neither you nor the driver partner will see individual ratings, just a breakdown of overall ratings.