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Expat Guide to Living in New Zealand

Whether you're already living in New Zealand or preparing to move to New Zealand, our Expat Guide to Living in New Zealand offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in New Zealand. For answers to specific questions, visit our New Zealand Forum to talk with expats in New Zealand.

Leaving the US? The 17 Best Places to Live Overseas

We try not to get political, but we can help you find a great place to live overseas if the U.S. election results have you thinking about moving overseas. Here's a list of 17 of the best places to live overseas based upon expats' advice and recommendations.

10 Tips for Living in New Zealand

Expats are drawn to New Zealand's astoundingly beautiful scenery, laid back lifestyle, safe cities and towns and low cost healthcare. For some, life in New Zealand is a dream come true. Other expats find that living in New Zealand, like many other places, has its pros and cons.

5 Best Places to Live in New Zealand

Expats share some of their favorite places to live in New Zealand from laid back cities to beautiful beach towns.

New Zealand Immigration Checklist

Moving to any country may be a daunting adventure, to help with the move we have compiled a list of must dos’s before you arrive.

Culture Shock in Wellington, New Zealand

An expat in Wellington, New Zealand talks about the culture shock he's experienced and how he's handled it. He advises others who are feeling homesick to take the time (and expense) to prepare a meal like you would at home.

Culture Shock in Wellington, New Zealand

What is it like to live in Wellington, New Zealand? Get advice about making life there work and what the people there are like.

More Culture Shock Reports for New Zealand

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in New Zealand handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in New Zealand:
Submit a Culture Shock Report

More Living in New Zealand Reports

What are people's priorities in New Zealand - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in New Zealand:
Submit a Living Overseas Report

More Moving to New Zealand Reports

What should you take with you when you move to New Zealand? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in New Zealand? Below are some of the responses from expats in New Zealand:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Reviews of Schools in New Zealand

Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in New Zealand. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in New Zealand:
Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to New Zealand. If you are already living in New Zealand, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Overseas Retirement Report

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in New Zealand by taking our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in New Zealand? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in New Zealand by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working in New Zealand Reports

What's it like to find a job in New Zealand? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in New Zealand? Below are some of the reports from expats in New Zealand:
Submit a Working Abroad Report

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