Have been offered a academic job in Auckland paying $ 70,000. Can anyone provide a guidance as to what sort of standard of living this may offer. I have been to the Inland revene site and calculated tax of around $ 18000 pa and looking at rental between 350-400 per week ( say $ 1700) per month. Which should leave around $ 2600 per month. Whilst I am aware that NZ is not as cheap as popular myth suggests and it will take a while to get into budgeting in $NZ and not GBP, does this money sound OK for a family of three (2 adults one infant) ?

All advice gratefully received.