Art Green, Matilda Rice still can't afford to buy a house in Auckland

Matilda Rice has admitted she and fiancé Art Green can't afford to buy a house in Auckland.

Speaking to Next magazine, the TV host and social media influencer opened up about the couple's financial struggles despite their fame and success.

Rice, 27, met Green on Three's dating show The Bachelor NZ in 2015, and have been together ever since - with their engagement coming in September last year.

The pair currently rent a three-bedroom home in coastal Auckland suburb Kohimarama.

They would like to own their own home in the city, but Rice told Next their joint incomes aren't enough to buy an Auckland property.

"We were thinking about buying last year, but we couldn't afford anything."

That's despite working an estimated 60 hours a week, on top of Green's earnings.

In 2017, Rice left her advertising job at TVNZ to pursue a career in social media, which meant she was making less money for a while but now earns more than she did before.

With 145,000 Instagram followers, she makes most of her money through being an 'influencer' as well as an ambassador for brands like Maybelline and Ford. Green has 99,000 Instagram followers himself.

Rice also hosted the first season of TVNZ dating show Heartbreak Island.

She released her first self-help book in October 2017, and in January 2018 she and Green launched paleo meal delivery service Plate Up.