Living Costs

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New Zealand is an affordable study destination, with a high standard of living but lower costs than Sydney or London. International studendts should allow approximately NZ$15,000 per year or NZ$1,250 per month for living costs. Many Students are eligible for working visas for part-time work during their stay.


What does it cost? Approximate cost
Coffee, Capuccino or latte: NZ$4.50 to $6.00
McDonald's Big Mac burger: NZ$5
Weekly accommodation: NZ$150 to $300
Single ride bus ticke (one stage): NZ$2.00
To post a letter within New Zealand: NZ$0.80
Local phone calls from a home phone: Free
Local calls made from a cell-phone (peak/off-peak per minute): NZ$0.22 to $0.89
International phone calles: (per minute) from NZ$0.44
Major international music event/concert: NZ$50 to $175
Lunch from food hall or campus cafe: NZ$5 to $15
Main meal at restaurant (off campus): NZ$15 to $40
Pair of jeans: NZ$60 to $200
Petrol (unleaded) per litre: NZ$2.20
Parking per hour rate: NZ$2 to $6
Parking per day rate: NZ$7.50 to $25
Visit to doctor: NZ$60 to $85
Groceries per week: (if not in homestay) NZ$100 to $150


Living costs in New Zealand 


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