With options to suit different budgets, and living costs close to those in other OECD countries, New Zealand is an affordable study destination.
For students studying in New Zealand without any parents, the following is a guideline to potential living costs.
|Cost of Living||Homestay estimated weekly cost in NZ$|
|Accommodation||$305 – 375|
|Electricity, water and gas||Included in fee|
|Internet||Included in homestay fee|
|Mobile phone plan||$10 – 45|
|Public Transport||$7 – 35|
|Food||Included in homestay fee + $60 per school week for lunch|
|Free time activities||$50 – 150|
Costs may vary depending on individual lifestyle, location of homestay or flat, and student’s hobbies, etc.
We estimate that to enjoy a reasonable standard of living, independent students require $20,000 – $25,000 per year.