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    jellypie is offline Junior Member
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    Default about money

    just wanted to start a discussion about money as I've seen a few people mention that they're struggling compared with their position in their country of origin (often uk).

    True salaries are higher in the uk - my offer of employment is about 10% less than I'd get in the uk - but I find groceries about 1/3 cheaper, petrol half price, rents seem to be cheaper too, and house prices are WAY cheaper. Also there seem to be more jobs over here at the moment.... The only thing that's definitely more expensive is medical care (no such thing as free of charge contraceptives here!)

    Seems to me I am likely to be much better off over here, and I was wondering how everyone else has found it?

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    kiaora!! is offline Senior Member
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    Hi Jellipie!

    I have to agree with you, I am earning more money here than I ever have in another country (germany/aussie).. rent is cheaper and I am in one of the best areas of Auckland, car insurance, registration and petrol is waaaaay cheaper .. I have to say I am way better off over here!
    I have been lucky to set up my own business over here and it is growing day by day, no signs of recession in my industry!
    I know I wouldnt be able to do what I do here in Germany and too much competition in oz! Go NZ i m loving it!!!!!!!
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