Relocating from the UK to New Zealand
October 15, 2015
Leaving the UK and relocating to New Zealand can be an exciting experience, providing a new start in a country full of diverse scenery and natural beauty.
The country is spread over a small group of islands, with the majority of the cities located on the North Island and the South Island packed with nature reserves, hiking trails, country parks and beaches.
Expatriates enjoy living in New Zealand as it's a safe, clean country with low cost of living and favourable tax systems. The countries history of attracting expats means the community is highly welcoming to different cultures and nationalities from around the world.
Cost of living in New Zealand
The cost of living varies from city to city, with the larger cities such as Auckland and Wellington being more expensive than some of the more rural areas. There are affordable appartments and riverside condos to buy or rent in the city and spacious houses with land in the suburbs and villages.
English and Maori are the official languages of New Zealand, however, Maori is very seldom used.
Expat jobs and career prospects
A good knowledge and understanding of English Language is essential for living and working in New Zealand, as are having good qualifications and training. Finding a job in New Zealand, like anywhere else, can take a while so if you are considering moving it's a good idea to spend some time applying beforehand to give yourself a head start.