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Where should I setup a bank account in Whitianga?

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We asked expats in Whitianga what banks they use and there advice about banking. They advised...

"Before retiring in Whitianga, expats should know that the cost of living can be high, especially when it comes to housing and groceries. They should also be aware that healthcare in New Zealand is not free for non-residents, so they will need to have a good health insurance plan. Expats should also know that Whitianga is a small town with a population of around 4,000 people, so it may not offer the same amenities and entertainment options as a larger city. However, it is known for its beautiful beaches, warm climate, and outdoor activities, making it a popular destination for retirees who enjoy an active lifestyle. Understanding the local culture and customs is also important. New Zealanders, or Kiwis, are known for their friendly and laid-back nature, but they also value respect and good manners. Expats should also be prepared for the fact that Whitianga is somewhat isolated, with the nearest large city, Auckland, being a two-hour drive away. This means that they will need to be comfortable with a slower pace of life and potentially less access to certain goods and services. Finally, expats should be aware that New Zealand has strict immigration laws. To retire there, they will need to meet certain criteria, such as having a guaranteed income or significant assets, and they may also need to invest in the country. It's recommended to consult with an immigration expert before making any decisions," said a member in Whitianga, New Zealand.

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