Cost of living in New Zealand – Students wishing to pursue education in New Zealand must gather the basic knowledge of living cost in New Zealand before applying into any of its universities. Having a sound knowledge of the cost of living in New Zealand helps aspiring students to determine if they can afford to study in this country. The living cost in New Zealand is 126% as compared to that of India. Cities like Wellington, Auckland and Queenstown are quite expensive so students should make a comprehensive financial plan which takes into account accommodation cost, food expenses, transportation & communication expenses, internet and various other miscellaneous things. Also, the international students need to have at least NZD 15,000 in their bank account as proof that they can support themselves during the first academic year.
In this article, we will cover the details of various expenses incurred by international students while living in New Zealand. However, before that let’s take a look at the average cost of living in different cities of New Zealand first.
The international students must keep in mind that the cost of living in New Zealand varies from city to city. Find the city-wise average living cost of New Zealand in the table given below.
|S.No.||Cities of New Zealand||Average annual cost of living (for 1 BR in NZD)*|
* The rental costs mentioned above are tentative and the actual value might vary slightly based on a number of factors.
Cost of living in New Zealand not only includes the housing rent but also food, clothing, travelling, internet, books and various other miscellaneous expenses. The table below gives an overview of all these expenses and more, knowing which can be beneficial for international students.
|S.No.||Particulars||Average Monthly Expenditure*|
|3.||Transport (Public)||NZD 120|
|4.||Phone & internet||NZD 50|
|7.||Medical expenses||NZD 50-100|
|8.||Outside eating||NZD 100-150|
|9.||Daily essentials||NZD 50|
|10.||Miscellaneous expenses||NZD 100|
* The expenses mentioned above can vary from place to place in New Zealand and the monthly expenditure can increase or decrease as per the living style of an individual.
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Now, let’s briefly discuss all these components which constitute as the living cost in New Zealand.
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