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    Default How much do I have to earn in NZ?

    Hi Guys

    May be someopne can assist with some advice. I have been offered a job in Hamilton at $ NZ 95,000 per year. Is it possible to live on that salary even if one needs to rent a residence?

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    Mike

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    Hi Mike.

    That is a pretty good wage by NZ standards and especially for hamilton- you'll be fine!
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    This is a very good salary for Hamilton. I have a little less but live in Wellington. Anyway it's enough for 3.

    Enjoy your new life

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    Mate, you're laughing We live on a third of that and we are 5.
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    Thanks guys for your honesty. We were spooked by high rents (I was told we have to pay about $ NZ 400 per week to rent a home), high petrol prices compared to Australia, expensive private health insurance as we might not be covered by the NZ medical system and so on... In other words, we were spooked that the cost of living for us as Australians would be double as much as in Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uniflyboy View Post
    (I was told we have to pay about $ NZ 400 per week to rent a home)

    You probably will, for anything half-decent.....

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    You should be absolutely fine!

    We're on considerably less than that and the 3 of us are scraping by in Auckland.

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    I'd kill for that (not literally). What sort of work are you doing?

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    Dear all
    Sorry to hijack this thread a bit...I have been offered a job as a gas engineer in Auckland earning $1080 per week as a basic wage....Can a family of 4 afford to live on that??
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    Riverside

    You might make a new post so people will see it.

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