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Someone at work asked me this week what stuff is cheaper in the NZ

Old Sep 1st 2011, 10:22 am
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Free parking right throughout Taupo. Used to cost me a quid for 15 minutes on the Isle of Wight.
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Old Sep 1st 2011, 10:57 am
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Originally Posted by hazeandsteve View Post
Free parking right throughout Taupo. Used to cost me a quid for 15 minutes on the Isle of Wight.
how much did they charge for the isle of shite being parked in the Solent?
whatever it was it weren't enough
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Originally Posted by lardyl View Post
how much did they charge for the isle of shite being parked in the Solent?
whatever it was it weren't enough
How unkind! I spent many happy weekends sailing the solent with my old dad and then visiting friends on the Isle. A lovely place to be!

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Housing - on average.
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Old Sep 2nd 2011, 3:05 am
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Wine ? NNoooo.


Parking is about the only thing I can think of straight off.
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Old Sep 2nd 2011, 3:06 am
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How unkind! I spent many happy weekends sailing the solent with my old dad and then visiting friends on the Isle. A lovely place to be!
well the two blokes I've shared a house with and came from there both used to refer to the Isle of Sh!te. One was living in central London and the other in rural France so I suppose it might be they didn't get on with the place.
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Wine ? NNoooo.


Parking is about the only thing I can think of straight off.
not in Auckland
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Old Sep 7th 2011, 12:51 am
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Housing - on average.

if my folks sold thier 3 bedroom house with garden,garage and moved where I am, they would be able to get a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment where a cat would worry about being swung. (the strong dollar/weak pound combo wouldnt help either. even if it was 3/1 it wouldnt make much difference)

The house prices in this country are a joke. The wages havent shifted upwards but the house prices are so out of phase compared to income.


"but we have nice views.............."
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Originally Posted by zaras dad View Post
if my folks sold thier 3 bedroom house with garden,garage and moved where I am, they would be able to get a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment where a cat would worry about being swung. (the strong dollar/weak pound combo wouldnt help either. even if it was 3/1 it wouldnt make much difference)

The house prices in this country are a joke. The wages havent shifted upwards but the house prices are so out of phase compared to income.


"but we have nice views.............."
On average means what it says. To help comparison are your folks selling in an equivalent suburb in London to Birkdale in Auckland.

I could quote my own situation which is the other extreme - bought twice the house for half the money (suburban London to suburban regional city) but I won't be caught saying NZ housing is quarter the price of UK.

Also the income relativity is a separate issue, and for some people it is less relevant eg.retirees, or those who can get equally good salaries in both countries, so better IMO to treat that as a separate question.
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Drink driving.
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Old Sep 7th 2011, 3:34 am
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Default Re: Someone at work asked me this week what stuff is cheaper in the NZ

Originally Posted by southerner View Post
On average means what it says. To help comparison are your folks selling in an equivalent suburb in London to Birkdale in Auckland.

I could quote my own situation which is the other extreme - bought twice the house for half the money (suburban London to suburban regional city) but I won't be caught saying NZ housing is quarter the price of UK.

Also the income relativity is a separate issue, and for some people it is less relevant eg.retirees, or those who can get equally good salaries in both countries, so better IMO to treat that as a separate question.
The national average is probably a fairer way of looking at it. London has & probably always will be more expensive.
National average in NZ is $345-365K.
National average in UK, at today's exchange rate is around $320K.
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Old Sep 7th 2011, 12:11 pm
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Drink driving.
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Originally Posted by mickey_d View Post
The national average is probably a fairer way of looking at it. London has & probably always will be more expensive.
National average in NZ is $345-365K.
National average in UK, at today's exchange rate is around $320K.
Actually I would put the housing (where we are in and around 'the tron') as comparable. However, I think that you get more for your money here. For instance I (still) have a three bed semi in dorset on a piece of land that I could jump over on a mountain bike. Now if I sold my house and brought a house for exactly the same in dollars (even with the shocking quid to $) I would get a lot more. 235k for my semi. $450 would get me a very nice house and block (if you hunt around)

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