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Moving from Ireland to Newzealand

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Hi all,

 I am planning to move from Ireland to Newzealand Palmerston North. Could some one share their experience in terms of cost of living  and climate please.

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The cost of living (especially accommodation) in Palmerston North is cheaper than living in one of the major cities like Wellington or Auckland, however, New Zealand is not a very cheap place to live - but the cost of living can also be based on the perception of what you are used to 🙂
From what I can research on the internet - the average of most indexes of cost of living is slightly cheaper in NZ, but groceries are more expensive than Ireland. Also, nursing wages are lower in NZ compared to Ireland 
Summer the weather averages 15-25 degrees
In winter it averages 5-15 degrees
HOWEVER be aware that due to proximity to the thinning of the ozone layers you will get sunburnt much quicker in NZ, even if it is a cool day.

 

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nznurse93 has 3 years experience as a BSN.

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Palmerston North is a interesting choice. There are far nicer places to choose from. Also midcentral DHB doesn’t have a very good reputation. 

Terms of living in palmy, about $350 or more a week for rent or 400k to buy a house. Public transport is a joke, you will need to drive. It $2.20 for a Litre of petrol, or $30 a week of petrol for general drive in then city. Parking is $2 a hour most places. At the hospital staff can park for $10 a week. Groceries for 2 will be around $100. $10 each for a standard takeaway meal or $35 for a restaurant meal. Clothes wise $30 for a decent top and $80 for jeans. There are more cost effective shops, but you get what you pay for. Internet is about $80 a month. Power is $150 month. Cell phone plans for most people are $20 a month. 

Ive travel around the uk, from what i can tell food is probably going to be the thing you will find more expensive. 

Weather is ok, tends to miss out extreme weather. the above poster seems a bit off with there weather advice though. Get much hotter than 25 in summer and much cooler than 5 in winter. I stay 35 degrees on the hottest days, in winter nights can get as low as -3 degrees out. No snow though. 

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