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We asked expats and digital nomads what they find the most challenging about the local culture in New Zealand. They wrote...

"Expats in New Zealand often find the local culture to be quite different from what they are used to. Many find the laid-back attitude and relaxed pace of life to be a challenge, as it can be difficult to adjust to a slower pace of life. Additionally, the lack of a strong sense of community can be difficult for expats to adjust to, as they may be used to a more close-knit community in their home country. Furthermore, the lack of diversity in New Zealand can be a challenge for expats, as they may be used to a more diverse culture. Finally, the cost of living in New Zealand can be a challenge for expats, as it is often higher than what they are used to," remarked another expat who made the move to New Zealand.

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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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