Today we talk about how expensive it is to travel around New Zealand! For a full breakdown of prices and links check out the blog post: http://wp.me/p5G3cw-E4
New Zealand is a backpackers paradise with it’s two main islands packed with adventure, adrenaline sports and stunning sceneries. But with such beauty can come a hefty price tag! For the budget conscious backpacker, New Zealand can seem like a challenging place to make every single dollar stretch, but with the introduction of working holiday visas, more and more travellers are moving their way through the country and saving money as they go!
After being in New Zealand for almost a year, I thought I would break down some of the most common expenses you are likely to encounter to help you budget your trip!
New World: http://www.newworld.co.nz/
Pak n Save: http://www.paknsave.co.nz/
Kiwi Experience: http://www.kiwiexperience.com/
JetStar NZ: http://www.jetstar.com/nz/en/home
Air New Zealand: http://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/
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This is good BUT doesn't mention what wages are here. So when working to survive, price is unknown! Minimum wage is about €17 p/h. 19-22 is concidered a 'living wage'. As someone who works 50 hour weeks at 19p/h, I can assure, it's expensive to live (especially eat well) here. So beautiful though. So it's worth the hard slog. BRING LOTS OF SAVINGS!! Especially if you like pubs..
All prices of new goods incl. food, include tax of 15 percent (GST). The price on the item on the shelf includes GST. I note in some other countries the price is 'plus tax' which may cover both city and state taxes.
i buy cheap pizza . i add my own government cheese mushrooms or wats on sale / . pizza hut who knew. nice . get bus or get very effect car and tent .. going to have 40 to 100 mpg car for usa traveling . looking for ya cell phone video .. they have a site for domestic flights gives like half price flights . for get the sight . dod vehicle in nz is 1000 to 2000 bucks .
always hit grocery stores bigger ones easy in morning and buy all deals. meats cheap animals eat grass. those punk ins/ squash so good you can just eat that as well .. so good . gonna import seeds . haha.
Chinese markets are a third the cost of the boring blood sucking supermarkets ..... and this cow has no fukn idea when it comes to shopping in Aotearoa ... for example: Hells Pizza is THE most expensive pizza scam in NZ ..... camper vans .... no one does them, get a tent and use all the FREE DOC ... so, silly bitch, fuck off back to UK and all of your arab rapist imigrants and insane high rent
Really informative, thanks
I’m planing to visit New Zealand, my only interest is hiking, so are those camping sites are close to the hiking sites or not?
And which month do you recommend my visit be in according to my interest and the less crowded one?..
Two questions: 1. Are the trolley buses from GO Wellington still running? 2. How much is room hires (rents) in homes or flats cost (there it is per week but round off to monthly of possible)? in Wellington? If too dear as, then how is the mainland (South Island) and Southland insofar as hires (or rentas) for one person? Ta!
I envy those who live in New zealand. Your currency is way weaker than the British pound (GBP) or the Euro so really living in the UK or Europe is more expansive than living in New Zealand/Australia? If you look at the currency 20 NZ Dollars= 10 GBP! and even compared to the Euro 20 NZD= 11.8 Euro so if I buy for example a kettle in the UK for 20 GBP it might seem cheap but it's not ( 20GBP= 38 NZ Dollar). But if I buy a kettle from NZ for 20 NZD that's only 10.5GBP. If the delivery to Europe where I live wasn't so expensive from New Zealand ( and most shops don't deliver abroad) I'd buy everything from New Zealand or Australia
I was really disappointed by Pak N Save. I once went through their wine section looking at the specials and the prices on the special tag were the same as the regular price underneath. Unless I missed something... seems pretty shady.
Let's summarise this....(from a NZers)....NZ is a RIPOFF COUNTRY with a Huge Wealth Gap......This situation developed in the last say 30 years....Although there is a monopolies commission....if the govt doesn't like their findings,they overturn them!!.There is now considerable corruption at high levels....even the former Prime Minister (English) was caught fiddling his expenses and he remained in his job after being found out.!!!.
The Jews now occupy all the key positions in parliament and business circles (the mayor's of Christchurch,Wellington and Auckland are Jews)
NZ does have huge mansions in Auckland and 90% are owned by Jews....ALL the real estate agents are owned by Jews.
There are about 40,000 homeless NZers.
So not only are tourists ripped off but also average NZers.....During the eighties the govt sold off huge amounts of govt owned assets which went straight into the hands of wealthy Jews.....
In short.....NZ has amazing scenery.....but the social conditions are anything but amazing....we re sort of a mini America....where powerful Jews have stripped that country of its wealth....Some areas look exactly like a third world country....that is the way NZ is heading.
freedom camping and free camping is not illegal in NZ, however, each district gets to make up their own rules on it so check the rules for the area you are in. Also, the roadside stops along the highways, you can stay in them for 12 hours before anyone can move you along. If they try just tell them you are too tired to keep driving, a police officer can not make your drive if you are tired.
Plenty of decent coffee for $2.50 around NZ if you know where to look.
And it's "Hell Pizza" not Hell's.
You can buy a decent car for $1000-1500 NZD easy and sell it for the same price. And paperwork is simple for buying cars. Used cars are not any different to most of Europe.
$30 and $60 for a domestic flight? Dream on. If you book months in advance maybe, but which backpacker is planning that far ahead?
Nice tips! Love your quirky style! Just a friendly heads up on the freedom camping: most freedom camping areas will require you to have a self-contained vehicle i.e. a camper with a toilet in it. Best to look up where you want to freedom camp before you go parking up randomly. And car rental prices soar in summer - best to travel in shoulder seasons ;)
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