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    Hi all can anyone answer this i have been speaking to someone in New Zealand and he has told me to give him a call when i arrive from UK he has offered me $28 an hour for 40 hours and 42 an hour for 15 hours making it a total of 55 hours so that works out $1750.00 a week before deductions is this enough to live on can anyone confirm please

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    How many of you, and whereabouts would you be living?

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    I don't know your situation and how many people you want to support, but could you live off that in the UK? If it wouldn't be enough in the UK, it wouldn't be enough in NZ.
    Would you need to finance the actual move with this? Setting up your home, potentially buying a car etc?

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    i have good savings to bring we will be living in christchurch car and accomodation is more than covered with savings i live in the south of england the most expensive part of UK and that would be more than enough there so that is my question can we live a comfortable lifestyle it will be just myself wife and son

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    Same questions as above, plus which city will you be based in?

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    Rick; From the New Zealand government website; This may help, more info is available if you Google.

    Cost of living


    How New Zealand’s cost of living compares really depends on what country you’re coming from and what part of New Zealand you settle in.
    On this page

    Goods and services tax (GST)
    Typical prices in New Zealand
    The average family budget
    Planning your finances
    What you might earn
    General costs
    Food costs
    Accommodation costs
    Vehicle costs
    Insurance costs
    Mortgage and finance costs
    Utilities
    Tips on shopping in New Zealand

    But in general, while some things may seem more expensive and others cheaper, overall the cost of living in New Zealand is comparable to what you’ll find in any OECD country.

    You’ll find we offer the same sort of consumer goods you’re used to, at competitive prices. Costs for imported items like cars, electrical and computer equipment and petrol are similar to what you'd find in Australia or other similar countries.

    To give you more of an idea - one independent international survey ranked Auckland 58th in the world in terms of its cost of living, and Wellington 75th, far better than other major cities.

    Such cities included Hong Kong (3), Singapore (4), New York (16), London (25), Sydney (26), Melbourne (33) and Guangzhou (31) - showing that comparatively, New Zealand’s major metropolitan areas are more affordable than those in other countries.

    You can read more about Mercer's 2014 Cost of Living survey on the NZ Herald website:

    New Zealand more appealing to ex-pats - survey | NZ Herald

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    Some extra info.
    Typical prices in New Zealand

    The government’s Statistics Department has a publication called New Zealand in Profile which lists the prices of some common purchases in 2013:

    Bread - white sliced loaf (700g)
    NZ$1.94

    Milk - standard, 2 litres
    NZ$3.59

    Fish and chips
    NZ$5.77

    Apples (kg)
    NZ$3.79

    Meat - lamb chops (kg)
    NZ$12.29

    Beer - glass (400ml)
    NZ$5.78

    Petrol - 91 octane per litre
    NZ$2.05
    (That works out to be NZ$9.35 per gallon)

    GP/doctor’s visit - adult
    NZ$36.28
    Other typical prices (as at June 2013):

    Washing machine

    NZ$600–1100

    42” LED-LCD flat screen TV
    NZ$700–1500

    Round of golf
    NZ$20–100

    Cup of coffee (flat white)
    NZ$4.00

    Big Mac
    NZ$5.00

    Movie ticket
    NZ$12-20

    Pair of jeans
    NZ$60–200

    Car - Ford Focus (2.0L, 5 door)
    NZ$35,490
    The average family budget

    Our government Statistics department surveys what households are actually spending. Here’s where the average New Zealand weekly household budget went in 2013.
    Expenditure type NZ$ per cent $ %
    Food $192.50 17.3%
    Alcoholic beverages, tobacco etc. $29.50 2.7%
    Clothing and footwear $ 31.60 2.8%
    Housing and household utilities 272.90 24.6
    Household contents and services 48.80 4.48
    Health 27.10 2.4
    Transport 158.30 14.2
    Communication 35.80 3.2
    Recreation and culture 107.20 9.6
    Education 18.40 1.7
    Miscellaneous goods and services 101.70 9.2
    Other expenditure 116.30 10.5
    Sales, trade-ins, and refunds -28.80 -2.6
    Total net expenditure $1,111.40 100%
    Last edited by Fern49; 21st July 2015 at 11:48 AM.

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    If you want to work out food prices etc look at an online supermarket website eg http://shop.countdown.co.nz/#url=/Shop/Browse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sun777 View Post
    Same questions as above, plus which city will you be based in?
    He said Christchurch in the post above yours...

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    Thanks Renate, left the window open for a long time and OP posted just before me

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