Living Costs

Once you have paid for your tuition fees, flights to New Zealand, visa, insurance, and study materials, you will still need to have enough money to live on.

Fortunately living in Whangarei is not as expensive as in the bigger cities.

Immigration New Zealand require a set amount of funds ($1,250 per month or $15,000 per year) to be available for living purposes.

Living costs in Whangarei for four weeks 

Item Homestay Flatting (with 3 flatmates)
Accommodation $1120 (Homestay fee) from $560 (Rent)
Food $0 (included in fee) $400
Electricity/heating $0 (included in fee) from $50
Water $0 (included in fee) $15
Internet $0 (most included in fee) $20
Transport to/from campus $0 (most included in fee) $100
TOTAL COSTS $1,120 from $1,145

Living costs in Auckland for four weeks 

Item Homestay Flatting (with 3 flatmates)
Accommodation $1000 (Homestay fee) from $1000 (Rent)
Food $0 (included in fee) $480
Electricity/heating Extra $20-$30 during winter from $50
Water $0 (included in fee) $50
Internet $0 (most included in fee) $20
Transport to/from campus $60-$80 (2-3 stages) from $60
TOTAL COSTS Around $1100 from $1660

These costs are in NZD and are approximate only.

Budgeting

Your actual monthly expenses will depend on your lifestyle and spending habits so to make a realistic personal budget, you should research for yourself and factor in the costs of cell phone use, running a car, clothing, toiletries, entertainment, etc.

Contact

Accommodation Coordinator
Accommodation Coordinator

The Accommodation Coordinator can help you with information and advice on the different accommodation options available.

Contact the Accommodation Coordinator