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A few reasons why you should move to New Zealand

 In Living Abroad, Tips and Tricks

new-zealandHave you ever thought about moving to New Zealand? If not, we will give you a few reasons why you should move to New Zealand! Moving to this beautiful country is especially popular amongst US citizens, so we will give you a brief comparison of what life is like in New Zealand, in contrast to life in the US. If you would like to learn some of the benefits of moving to New Zealand, please continue reading our blog!

Reason No. 1: A great lifestyle

Everyone knows that people in New Zealand are extremely friendly and laidback. The residents of New Zealand value their free time very much and they never forget to have some fun and unwind after a day at work. Since New Zealand does not have an enormous population, the city streets are usually not crowded, and neither is the public transportation system. Even if you decide to live in a big city, such as Wellington or Auckland, going to a beach, or a mountain biking trail, won’t take you longer than 30 minutes.

Reason No. 2: A temperate climate

The climate of New Zealand is perfect for people who enjoy a mild climate all year round. That’s exactly why it’s referred to as a temperate climate type. The summers in New Zealand are usually dry and warm, while the winters are mild and wet. One important difference to note is that the seasons of the year are inverted in New Zealand, due to the fact that it’s located on the southern hemisphere of planet Earth. This means that while it’s summer in the United States, it will be winter time in New Zealand, and vise versa!

Reason No. 3: Superb and breathtaking scenery

New Zealand represents a very popular tourist attraction mainly because of its astonishing nature and wildlife. It is also a very clean, well-taken-care-of country. There is really so much that you can see and experience in New Zealand – from beautiful, sandy beaches, to snowy mountains, rivers, lakes, fjords, and great native forests. New Zealand is a relatively small and rather compact country, so it’s very easy to get from one end to another. New Zealand can be divided into two main islands – the North Island, and the South Island. It also has around 600 smaller islands!

Reason No. 4: A great healthcare system

The public healthcare system of New Zealand is highly advanced and often regarded as one of the best ones in the world. It is also free or low cost if you’re a citizen, resident, or you have a work visa for 2 or more years. However, you can still take out insurance if you wish to opt for private healthcare! Doctor services in New Zealand are always easily accessible, and so are accident and emergency treatment hospitals and facilities. The Accident Compensation Corporation, or ACC, will cover the medical and recovery costs if you happen to get injured in an accident. This type of service is not available in the United States, and it’s pretty much unique to New Zealand.

Reason No. 5: A very similar standard of living to the US

You don’t have to worry about the standard of life becoming too expensive for you. The standard and cost of life in New Zealand is rather similar to the standard of the US. However, certain imported goods may be a bit more pricy, due to the fact that the goods need to travel by ocean or air freight to the island, go through customs, etc. That’s why it’s a great idea to shop local goods and items!

Reason No. 6: Family benefit

New Zealand is probably the best place you can move to if you have a family, or you’re planning on starting a family. According to research, up to 70% of expats have reported that their children felt more confident overall after spending time and living in New Zealand! The excellent education system we have will give your children the opportunity to acquire an education unlike anywhere else in the world. The education fees are also very affordable, so you won’t have to worry about your finances! You will get to enjoy amazing public facilities for children and healthcare.

Reason No. 7: A good education system for everyone

According to an OECD report from 2015, children in New Zealand tend to perform slightly better in math and science tests than children from the US of the same age. New Zealand has 8 universities and 20 institutes of technology. These higher education facilities provide internationally recognized degrees, certificates and qualifications. Secondary schools in New Zealand are a great choice because they usually offer a wide variety of indoor and outdoor sports, such as football, basketball, and even swimming! They provide a very safe environment for children to feel relaxed and ready to study.

Reason No. 8: A stable economy with endless work opportunities

Did you know that one of the main reasons why people move to New Zealand is to find a new job? That’s right – New Zealand offers work visas for 2 years and more, with which you get to do your dream job and earn a good amount of money too. The reason why New Zealand’s economy is so great is because the country wasn’t as affected by the recession as some other developed countries of the world. The main fields in which people search for jobs include IT, engineering, construction, and healthcare. The majority of the US professional and technical qualifications, along with certificates, are recognized in New Zealand!

Reason No. 9: The possibility to become a permanent resident of New Zealand

You can become a permanent resident of New Zealand indefinitely, and have basically the same right as if you were a New Zealand citizen. You will be eligible for all government provided services, such as healthcare, the possibility to vote, and pay domestic fees (which are of low cost or free) for high school and higher education!

 

Have you managed to convince you that New Zealand represents the best place for you and your family? If yes, please schedule your relocation with My International Movers, who are experts at international relocation! You will not be disappointed with our moving services and professional crew.

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