How much does it cost to buy a property in New Zealand? How much does it cost to maintain a property in New Zealand? How can you finance the property? What about employment, claiming your pension in New Zealand, or finding other sources of income? And what is the biggest financial mistake that New Zealand property buyers make? Find answers here…
Taxes associated with buying in or moving to New Zealand
When moving to New Zealand there are a number of costs and taxes that
you will encounter along the way. Today Pattie Pegler of the New
Zealand Buying Guide outlines the costs associated with a New Zealand
You can move to the other side of the world but you can never escape the
tedious business of taxes. Luckily in New Zealand, the tax system is
pretty straightforward and shouldn’t provide too many big surprises
Organising your finances to leave the UK
There is a lot to clear up before you make the move abroad ranging
from sorting out your taxes and personal finance to establishing yourself a
good retirement plan and working out that ways to get the most out of your
pension. Today Pattie Pegler of the New Zealand Buying Guide takes a look
at the financial matters which need to be taken care of when moving abroad.
When it comes to emigrating, one of the most important things to get right
is organising your More...
Banking in New Zealand
In my personal experience, banking in New Zealand is a whole lot less
stressful than banking in the UK. There’s no language barrier,
there’s a good choice of high street banks and the customer service
is of a far better standard than some of the major UK banks I’ve
The main banks on the high street here are Westpac, ANZ, BNZ, ASB and
Kiwibank. Kiwibank is a subsidiary of state owned New Zealand Post and
therefore you bank through post offices. It More...
Don`t lose money when sending funds to NZ!
When you move overseas the chances are that you still have some money
remaining in the UK, either from a pension or some sort of income, savings,
or even an asset such as a house that you rent out. When this is the case
you may find that you need to transfer some of your UK money over to New
Zealand now and again. How often and how much obviously varies with your
Since we moved we haven’t had to transfer any millionaire amounts,
unfortunately, but More...
Day to day living costs
Let’s get one thing straight, New Zealand is not a cheap country to
live in. For many expats arriving from the UK, the price of day to day
items such as groceries and household goods can come as an unpleasant
surprise. This coupled with the strong NZ dollar that has seen the value of
GBP£1 go from $3 to $2 over the last few years and life in NZ can
often be a hefty hit on the wallet for many Brits.
Let’s take a look at groceries. I was stunned by the price of More...