Are you looking for a change of pace? A chance to explore a new culture and experience the beauty of New Zealand? Now is your chance! Working abroad in New Zealand can be an affordable and exciting adventure.
Cost of living is a major factor when considering a move abroad, and New Zealand is no exception. Renting a one-bedroom apartment in the city center can cost around $1,500 NZD ($1,100 USD) per month, while rent for a similar apartment in a rural area can cost around $800 NZD ($600 USD) per month. Transportation costs vary depending on location, but budgeting around $200 NZD ($150 USD) per month for transportation expenses is recommended. Grocery shopping may be more expensive than other countries, but with careful planning it’s possible to stay within a budget of about $100 NZD ($75 USD) per person per week.
New Zealand has an excellent healthcare system that provides free or low-cost medical treatment for residents. However, travelers are advised to have comprehensive health insurance as some treatments may not be covered. There are plenty of low-cost activities to enjoy in New Zealand such as hiking, beach visits and cultural events. Budgeting around $50 NZD ($40 USD) per week for entertainment and leisure activities should cover most experiences.
“New Zealand is an incredible place to live with so much to explore," says traveler Luke Smith. "The cost of living isn't too bad if you know where to look and there's something new to do every day."
So what are you waiting for? Working abroad in New Zealand doesn't have to be expensive - make it your next adventure!