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New Zealand on £1000GBP a month?

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1. Posted by Neily03 (Full Member 110 posts) 7y

Before i got to Australia on a WHV i plan to vist New Zealand for 2-3months as a tourist so i won't be working, would i be able to get buy there on £1000GBP/$2800NZ and month and still be able to see and do stuff?

Cheers.

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4410 posts) 7y

Yes, easily. (Assuming you stay in hostels and don't eat out in restaurants every day and such.)
I used to spend NZD $50 per day on average during my time in New Zealand or $70 when I was actively spending money on activities. You have quite a bit more than that, still.

3. Posted by Neily03 (Full Member 110 posts) 7y

Quoting Sander

Yes, easily. (Assuming you stay in hostels and don't eat out in restaurants every day and such.)
I used to spend NZD $50 per day on average during my time in New Zealand or $70 when I was actively spending money on activities. You have quite a bit more than that, still.

Excellent! I'll be staying in hostels and have no problems living on the cheap. So i can put aside £3000 for 3 months in NZ and what ever's left at the end is just a bonus! Cheers!

4. Posted by jennygro (Full Member 119 posts) 7y

so new zealands cheap then? good news! thats about the budget i was planning too.

5. Posted by Chix (Full Member 114 posts) 7y

Yup - I've just come back from NZ and budgeted about £1000 per month, that included car hire for both islands and a lot of eating out so you'll be able to do it cheaper than that if you want to.

6. Posted by Neily03 (Full Member 110 posts) 7y

Quoting Chix

Yup - I've just come back from NZ and budgeted about £1000 per month, that included car hire for both islands and a lot of eating out so you'll be able to do it cheaper than that if you want to.

Cool!

7. Posted by em78 (Full Member 8 posts) 7y

Yes, you can do it. I budgeted 1000GBP a month and did ok. I stayed in hostels and cooked my own food rather than eating out, but spent a fair bit on sky dives, helicopter flights etc............I still pretty much stuck to my budget.

8. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 7y

1000GBP is seems like a luxury. I was in NZ and was getting by on close to 1,000USD a month!! you will be more than fine.