When living in New Zealand it is good for you to be aware of how much the actual costs will be including food, rent/board, transport etc.
Here are some indicative costs to help you work out your budget:
|Rent||$200 – $350||Depending on where you live|
|Electricity||$93||Based on one third of a 3 bedroom house monthly bill of $280|
|Weekly entertainment||$55||per week|
|Transport||$35||per week (based on one zone return, five days per week)|
|Doctor’s visit||$15 – $70|
|Groceries||$100 – $150|
|Cup of coffee||$4.00 – $6.50|
|Average meal||$12 – $15|
|Movie ticket||$11 – $14||student price|
|Textbooks||$500 – $800||per year|
For more help in setting up a budget and keeping within that see the Sorted website.