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Old Mar 4th 2008, 9:45 pm
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Hi,

Can anyone advice the average living expenses in NZ? how cheaper is it compared with Australia?

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also what about the income of someone if had a job as shop asistant?
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Originally Posted by Elisa1 View Post
Hi,

Can anyone advice the average living expenses in NZ? how cheaper is it compared with Australia?

Thanks

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Hey Elisa, can you be a bit more specific on what you mean by living expenses?

Are we talking house/flat/room rental, electricity, phone, internet, cellphone, alcohol, petrol, food, Big Mac, taxi's, buses, trains, clothes, shoes, handbags etc etc ?!?!?
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Originally Posted by Elisa1 View Post
also what about the income of someone if had a job as shop asistant?
Toughy. BP pays approx $12 an hour which i understand is low but relatively standard. For stores you may be paid between that and around $15ph. Check www.seek.co.nz for some job adverts which may include pay scales.

oh, per annum Farmers (a department store chain) pays approx between $26,000 and $29,000 which is around $500 a week. Not a lot. But then again, sales assistants often don't get a lot.

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Originally Posted by Kiwiprincess View Post
Toughy. BP pays approx $12 an hour which i understand is low but relatively standard. For stores you may be paid between that and around $15ph. Check www.seek.co.nz for some job adverts which may include pay scales.

oh, per annum Farmers (a department store chain) pays approx between $26,000 and $29,000 which is around $500 a week. Not a lot. But then again, sales assistants often don't get a lot.

I was going to say about $15 an hour, as for expense we need a bit more info...list what you want rough expenses for, then we can give you an idea, ie rental of house/ room etc, car and ins, etc etc. As far as NZ and Oz go I am lead to understand that alosmt everyone who choses betwixt the 2 will find themselves better off in Oz. We lost 45000 people to Oz last year..I am surprised there's anyone left in NZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well we are staying, so the population is guaranteed to be 5 for the forseeable future!!!!!!!!!
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This might help? http://www.bigcities.govt.nz/standard.htm
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Paid $1.20/ltr for petrol this morning.
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I work in a shop. I get $12.72 p/hour. Crap innit?!
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Paid $1.20/ltr for petrol this morning.
in NZ?
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in NZ?
she's got access to a very long hose..............
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Originally Posted by Elisa1 View Post
Hi,

how cheaper is it compared with Australia?

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in NZ?
Look at my profile - where does it say I live?
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