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Would I be able to live a semi decent life?
No one can say Going by what you say your income is in the UK and your prospective income in NZ, you will probably find it tougher in Auckland in terms of finances. In terms of outdoorsy stuff, Auckland is a city and to get in tune with nature you will need to drive. There are beaches, but even nicer beaches (like Mount Maunganui) to the north and south. Whether a salary of 55k will allow you, your partner and child to do too much holidaying from Auckland is another story. I think your idea of coming out and having a look by yourself first is a good one. I guess you would need to decide whether 5k for the airfares is a risk worth taking. Also, there are other cities, where rent is cheaper, and also have more of an outdoorsy feel than Auckland, if that is what you are after. (Tauranga is a good example I think).

Here's a budget I worked out for another thread, based on a family of 2 adults and 3 young children, so you can lower some of the costs if you only have 1 child.

Rent $23400 ($450 per week = average rent in Auckland)
Power $2640
School Fees/Trips $300
Dentists $500
Medical $250
Car Depreciation $1000
Petrol (200kms per week) $4160
Contents insurance $500
Car Insurance $400
Car registration $350?
Clothing $3000
Shoes $400
Phone/Internet $1200
Mobiles $400
Public transport (this could vary greatly) $1000
Car repairs/warrant $1000
Presents/gifts $1500

Groceries $11409

Grand Total : $53409
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Hi All,
I would like to know, if i have a frugal kinda living in Auckland and if i am getting 80K NZD per annum. How much would i be able to save for myself per year ? I would be a alone there and just listing out things which would make easy to calculate. If someone can help me in calculating this.
1) Rent : Would be taking a shared accommodation.
2) Power : in a shared accommodation
3) Medical Insurance will be required.
4) Dentist
5) Mode of transport will be bi-cycle. In case far away then Public mode.
6) Phone/Internet : Shared
7) Mobiles
8) Groceries : Shared or for one.
9) Would be preparing own course of meals except the lunch which i would depend outside.

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Hi All,
I would like to know, if i have a frugal kinda living in Auckland and if i am getting 80K NZD per annum. How much would i be able to save for myself per year ? I would be a alone there and just listing out things which would make easy to calculate. If someone can help me in calculating this.
1) Rent : Would be taking a shared accommodation.
2) Power : in a shared accommodation
3) Medical Insurance will be required.
4) Dentist
5) Mode of transport will be bi-cycle. In case far away then Public mode.
6) Phone/Internet : Shared
7) Mobiles
8) Groceries : Shared or for one.
9) Would be preparing own course of meals except the lunch which i would depend outside.

Thanks a lot !
$80k per year will earn you around $5127 per month after tax and acc.

1. Minimum $900 per month assuming minimum $200 ish rent per week.
2. Guessing around $50 per month.
3. Basic medical cover is around $25 per month.
4. Basic treatment covered with no 3. If you want anything else covering then double the monthly medical insurance payment for cover of major dental.
5. Budget maybe $10 a day for public transport if you're gonna be living out of the city. Around $200 per month.
6. Decent package shared around $100 a month so your share maybe $25.
7. Depends if you want Internet access on the phone with a decent package per month ? We pay $39 per month each. 400 mins which will be useless to you as it's only to nz and aus numbers, unlimited texts, 1.5gb data per month.
8. Depends what you want to buy and which supermarket. $200 a month ?
9. Meals will be cooked out of your shopping budget above. Budget $10 per day for lunch so $200 a month.

You should be safe in the knowledge that half your salary should be free to spend or save as you wish, however there is nothing in that calculation for maybe pension savings, sport/fitness/eating out/pub/socialising/holidaying/travelling etc
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I would like to know, if i have a frugal kinda living in Auckland and if i am getting 80K NZD per annum. How much would i be able to save for myself per year ?
Alone and with house sharing and living without a car and being careful with spending, I believe you should be able to save at least $20,000 per year from that salary in Auckland, if you wanted to.
A lot would depend on the house sharing arrangement (ie how many other people you would be sharing with to split the fixed costs), and also it's hard to predict if there'll be any unforeseen huge costs along the way.
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A person cost of living is entirely depend on their lifestyle.
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$80k per year will earn you around $5127 per month after tax and acc.

1. Minimum $900 per month assuming minimum $200 ish rent per week.
2. Guessing around $50 per month.
3. Basic medical cover is around $25 per month.
4. Basic treatment covered with no 3. If you want anything else covering then double the monthly medical insurance payment for cover of major dental.
5. Budget maybe $10 a day for public transport if you're gonna be living out of the city. Around $200 per month.
6. Decent package shared around $100 a month so your share maybe $25.
7. Depends if you want Internet access on the phone with a decent package per month ? We pay $39 per month each. 400 mins which will be useless to you as it's only to nz and aus numbers, unlimited texts, 1.5gb data per month.
8. Depends what you want to buy and which supermarket. $200 a month ?
9. Meals will be cooked out of your shopping budget above. Budget $10 per day for lunch so $200 a month.

You should be safe in the knowledge that half your salary should be free to spend or save as you wish, however there is nothing in that calculation for maybe pension savings, sport/fitness/eating out/pub/socialising/holidaying/travelling etc

Thanks a lot for your detailed reply !!

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Hi Guys..

Mohind Nair here..
I am from India and coming to auckland via Australia.
I will be at Auckland on 22 Feb 2015.
I am coming to do a masters course in mechanical engineering at University of Auckland.
I have got Australian Permanent Residency visa in Jan 2015.
So will enter Australia and meet my friend at Perth. I will be there for 12 hours there.
Then I will take another flight to Auckland..

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Hi everyone,

Hopefully soon I'll be shifting a long with my wife and two kids (first one is 3 yrs and second one is 1yr old). I m an engineer by profession with 14 years of experience.

I'm looking forward for some advice over monthly average cost of living in Auckland such as school fee for toddler, internet services and its fees, avg utility bills, transport advice, best and cost effective rentals for small apartment or house, cheap but reliable mobile phone services and its cost, grocery cost for a small family like us.

Moreover, our CO has said that they will be replying on our case by end of march as all security checks are done just last employers background checks are underway, so as per your expertise how soon you think they will close the deal? And another thing are they issuing 9months work visa first or giving away PRs directly, does anyone has any information on this?

I really appreciate my fellow members guidance here,
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We are thinking of moving to Wellington, but unsure of the costs. Could you please give us a good idea?

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