One of the greatest attractions for migrants to New
Zealand is the lifestyle that this country has to offer, not only
do Kiwis seem to enjoy a more relaxed living
philosophy but compared to many international countries, the cost
of living an enjoyable lifestyle seems to be more obtainable in
The cost of living varies depending
on where you choose to live in New Zealand. Auckland is a more
expensive city in which to live but it seems that the further
South you travel the less expensive the cost of living becomes.
Housing may cost more in Auckland than it does in Dunedin but the
average employment wage in Auckland will be a lot higher than in
Dunedin, so living costs tend to balance out,
wherever you choose to reside.
Housing: New Zealand proudly boasts one of the
highest home ownership rates in the world. Housing in New Zealand
is very affordable compared to numerous other countries however
the amount you should expect to pay for a house depends where in
New Zealand you choose to settle.
Rental Accommodation: The majority of migrants choose to rent a
house (long or short term) when they first arrive in New Zealand.
The benefits of initially renting a house far out-weigh any long
term financial benefits of owning a home when first shifting to
Transportation: Visitors and
migrants to New Zealand have an extensive choice of
transportation available to them. Because New Zealand is an easy
place to navigate, be it around a town, city or the length of the
country, most people find it relatively easy to find transport to
fit their requirements and budget.
Living Expenses: How much does a loaf of bread cost in New
Zealand? What about a Taxi fare or perhaps a bag of carrots? Find
out what you can expect to pay for general items in New Zealand.