Moving to Auckland.
Are you thinking of moving to Auckland, it is a charming and modern city with all the relaxed pace of living you would expect in a seaside settlement. It is nicknamed the ‘The City of Sails’ because of the number of yachts, which sail between Waitemata Harbour on the Pacific Ocean and Manukau Harbour on the Tasmanian Sea. There are many incentives to moving to Auckland, the climate is certainly one, summers are warm and winters are moderate.
Property prices if you are thinking of moving to Auckland
The decision to either rent or buy a property is a difficult one faced by most expats. New arrivals may choose to rent accommodation while they get to know the property market. Most expats will decide to buy a property if they plan to stay for longer than a year or two. The process is easy and will usually only take a few weeks to complete.
It is important to remember that all property owners in New Zealand are charged property rates by the local council, these can be high, depending on the area, and it’s definitely worth looking into before agreeing to buy a property.
Currently you can buy a beautiful one bedroomed apartment on a popular development in Freemans Bay for NZ$500,000 (£264,000). A three bedroomed property on the same site would cost around NZ$1,588,000 (£839,000).
The following site has a good selection of properties to both rent and buy: http://www.barfoot.co.nz/
Schools if moving to Auckland
The quality of education in New Zealand is agreed to be among the best in the world. Unless an expat has permanent residency in New Zealand, they will probably choose a private or international school.
Help in choosing a school can be found at: http://www.stuff.co.nz
Local Information if moving to Auckland
When you first move to a new city finding your way round the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way. Simply visit http://www.ccc.govt.nz
Travel if moving to Auckland
Buses in New Zealand form the main backbone of the public transport network and are a good and reliable way to travel. If you choose to travel by car, expats can drive in New Zealand for up to a year with a driver’s licence from their home country as long as it is in English. After living in New Zealand for more than 12 months, you will need to apply for a New Zealand licence.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Auckland
The currency in New Zealand is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD), which is divided into 100 cents. This is usually shown as NZ$ and is sometimes informally referred to by residents as a Kiwi!
When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with an FX Firm.
Simply call us on Tel: 01494-857672 or follow the link to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account. https://www.whiteandcompany.co.uk/foreign-exchange/
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