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    In my research I seem to have found that rent is almost twice as much in Wellington when compared to Hamilton for a comparable dwelling. Is this true? My wife and I will be in school and if the cost of living in Wellington will be twice as much we may go to Waikato instead of Vic.

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    Hamilton is cheaper than Wellington, you get more for your money in Hamilton as it's much smaller so demand is lower. What you'd save by living in Ham would pay for several trips to Welly to see anything you wanted to see there!
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    And Hamilton is inland, therefore, may be not quite so 'attractive' as Auckland and Wellie which are on the coast. It depends on your outlook, but it could be one way of keeping your costs down. Big city house prices/cost of living always seem to be higher and Hamilton is only the 4th largest city in NZ.
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    Looks like 2 votes for Ham...anyone on here know anything about hydrology research at Waikato Uni?

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    Have you tried Googling 'hydrology research Waikato university'? It might throw up some relevant information.
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