Living in NZ
Moving to another country can be stressful. Especially knowing how much you should save is the great unknown. Ardmore Flying School wants all our international students to be prepared.
Approximate Costs in New Zealand
|Item||Amount (New Zealand Dollars)|
|Accommodation||$120 – $350 per week|
|Food||$80 – $120 per week|
|Books and materials||Approx $2000|
|Transport||$100 – $500 per year|
|Entertainment||$500 – $2,000 per year|
|Big Mac Burger||$4.45|
|Television – 32”||$700|
|Litre of Petrol||$2.10 (prices fluctuate)|
|Pair of jeans||$80 – $100|
|Box of beer||$25|
|2L of milk||$4|
|Loaf of multigrain bread||$3.50|
Ardmore Airport is approximately 5 km northeast of Papakura town centre. Ardmore airport is not serviced by public transportation so it is highly recommended that students buy a bicycle or second-hand car for getting around if their accommodation does not include transport. Private cars are the most popular form of transport in Auckland. There are a large number of taxi operators in the Auckland area, however these can be relatively expensive – it will cost approximately NZ$15 for a one-way journey from Papakura to Ardmore Airport. Papakura is connected to the central city by a network of buses and trains that operate at regular intervals. Visit Maxx www.maxx.co.nz for information for timetables and maps.
You can drive using an overseas licence or an international driving permit for a maximum of one year after you first arrive. You must then convert your overseas licence to a New Zealand driver licence. Full information on driving in NZ can be found at www.ltsa.govt.nz.