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    Hi all,

    I`m hoping to move to NZ with my wife and three children (2 kindergarten age and 1 infant school age) but it seems I would have to start off with a salary of around 40`000 NZ$, is that a realistic amount to live on or would it be a struggle?

    I will not be living in a big city, probably just outside Chch, and I know, generally speaking, the rent is a little less down there than some parts of NZ.

    Can anyone give an indication of the costs of living other than rent, transport and food, what other costs are there eg. health insurance/ life insurance/ pension/ other taxes?

    Thanks.

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    To get an idea of how much everyday things cost, take a look on our NZ Website List and skim through the links. Especially look at Shopping where you can do an online trial run shop in some of the supermarkets to see how much you would need to pay out for an average weekly shop. Some of the links may have expired so, if you have problems opening any of them, let me know and I'll try to find a more up-to-date link.

    How you manage on your salary would really depend on how prepared you are to keep a tight grip on your outgoings. NZ$40k is not a luxurious salary by any means, but I'm sure a lot of people are getting by on similar.
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    Thanks for the info Motherbear, very interesting. Will have to spend some time looking into the cost of living.....

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    What a great Site Motherbear :) Lots of useful info :)

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    The NZ website list has been around quite a while now and some of the links may have expired so, if there's anything you need help with, give me a shout and I'll try to update the link for you.
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