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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Mar 16, 2023

Summary: Wellington, New Zealand is a popular destination for retirees due to its vibrant culture, stunning natural beauty, and mild climate. The weather in Wellington is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from an average low of 45°F (7°C) in the winter to an average high of 63°F (17°C) in the summer. There are several retirement communities in Wellington, offering a range of amenities such as swimming pools, fitness centers, and social activities. The cost of a nice two-bedroom home in Wellington is typically around $500,000 USD, while a nice three-bedroom home can cost around $700,000 USD.

What is it like to retire in Wellington?

"Retiring in Wellington provides numerous advantages and is a great chance to experience a variety of activities and scenery. It’s renowned as one of the best places to retire in New Zealand, with its mild climate, stunning views, and high quality of life. The locals are friendly and welcoming, and there is no shortage of activities to stay involved in. Popular options include walking, cycling, golfing, sailing, and bush walking. Downtown also offers a wide variety of shopping, restaurants and entertainment. The cost of living is more affordable than many other countries and transportation options are plentiful. With plenty of options, it’s no surprise that many people choose to retire in Wellington," explained one retiree living in Wellington.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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