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Should I move to Christchurch.

Old Jul 23rd 2016, 2:01 am
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Old Jul 23rd 2016, 8:38 am
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youll get $2215 every 2 weeks after tax. youll be fine. its a good wage
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Old Jul 23rd 2016, 9:21 pm
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So roughly as I know it's hard but bills wise. Is it pretty much the same as the uk. I'm looking at 450pw rent I guess, maybe cheaper. So Elec,council,tax,water,gas,broadband,tv,road tax.....
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Roughly how much? Against roughly and thank you.
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Old Jul 23rd 2016, 10:34 pm
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I'm a nurse and I earn about that. My take home pay at its lowest is 1800 odd and about 2300 at its highest if I hit all the weekends and nights etc.

If you rent here you don't pay council tax as that is incorporated into your rent. Rents in Christchurch are coming down - I am looking at moving out on my own and can get a one bed place for anything from $220-$450 as with anything you get what you pay for.

There are no water rates here either as its included in your rates (council tax - which as above is included in rent) and gas isn't piped in here so if you have it you pay by the bottle I think we paid $50 for a small one a couple of months ago and its lasted ages.

Our bills for our 3 bed flat are $99 for unlimited broadband and between $110-200 per month for power depending on how cold it is etc.

I am single and I take 8% Kiwisaver out my pay before I get it and also save about $500 on top of that and still find I have a decent amount to live on. I don't have a car and I don't drink alcohol but I have a good holiday every year, I go out to shows and the Rugby etc and eat out plenty. You should be fine.
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Old Jul 23rd 2016, 11:06 pm
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Originally Posted by LauraNotts View Post
I'm a nurse and I earn about that. My take home pay at its lowest is 1800 odd and about 2300 at its highest if I hit all the weekends and nights etc.

If you rent here you don't pay council tax as that is incorporated into your rent. Rents in Christchurch are coming down - I am looking at moving out on my own and can get a one bed place for anything from $220-$450 as with anything you get what you pay for.

There are no water rates here either as its included in your rates (council tax - which as above is included in rent) and gas isn't piped in here so if you have it you pay by the bottle I think we paid $50 for a small one a couple of months ago and its lasted ages.

Our bills for our 3 bed flat are $99 for unlimited broadband and between $110-200 per month for power depending on how cold it is etc.

I am single and I take 8% Kiwisaver out my pay before I get it and also save about $500 on top of that and still find I have a decent amount to live on. I don't have a car and I don't drink alcohol but I have a good holiday every year, I go out to shows and the Rugby etc and eat out plenty. You should be fine.

Thank you very much. That's a great help. Looks like this could be a goer : )
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Old Jul 24th 2016, 8:36 pm
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I'm a nurse and I earn about that. My take home pay at its lowest is 1800 odd and about 2300 at its highest if I hit all the weekends and nights etc.

If you rent here you don't pay council tax as that is incorporated into your rent. Rents in Christchurch are coming down - I am looking at moving out on my own and can get a one bed place for anything from $220-$450 as with anything you get what you pay for.

There are no water rates here either as its included in your rates (council tax - which as above is included in rent) and gas isn't piped in here so if you have it you pay by the bottle I think we paid $50 for a small one a couple of months ago and its lasted ages.

Our bills for our 3 bed flat are $99 for unlimited broadband and between $110-200 per month for power depending on how cold it is etc.

I am single and I take 8% Kiwisaver out my pay before I get it and also save about $500 on top of that and still find I have a decent amount to live on. I don't have a car and I don't drink alcohol but I have a good holiday every year, I go out to shows and the Rugby etc and eat out plenty. You should be fine.
Hi slightly off subject but can I ask what band your on out there I will have done 5 years in post grad by the time I get out there so am wandering would I transfer over to the nearest spine point
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Old Jul 24th 2016, 9:54 pm
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Hi slightly off subject but can I ask what band your on out there I will have done 5 years in post grad by the time I get out there so am wandering would I transfer over to the nearest spine point
They don't quite do banding the same way they do in the UK.

You start out as a new grad on about 50k a year and it goes up for every year post qualification until you get to your 5th year (where I am now) after that pay is relatively static but we do get regular small pay rises via the union.

When I came over to NZ the DHB I worked for credited my previous experience and I started at Step 2 and progressed to Step 3 on my anniversary date of working as a nurse.

You can find information on nursing pay via the NZNO MECA 2015-2017
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