Sunday, June 20, 2010

New Zealand, Auckland Cost of Living April 2010

Country Full Name: New Zealand.

Location: New Zealand is in Oceania, and comprises islands in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Australia.

Country Climate: Temperate with sharp regional contrasts.

Country Terrain: Predominately mountainous with some large coastal plains.

Major Languages: English, Maori.

Major Religions: Christianity.

Country Population: 4.3 million (2008 est.) 4.3 million (2009 est.).

Country Economy: The Economy of New Zealand is a market economy which is greatly dependent on international trade, mainly with Australia, the European Union, the United States, China and Japan. It has only small manufacturing and high-tech sectors, being strongly focused on tourism and primary industries like agriculture (though both sectors are highly profitable).

Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD).

Country Inflation: 4.0% (2008 est.) 1.5% (2009 est.).

City: Auckland in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest and most populous urban area.

City Economy: Most major international corporations have an Auckland office, as the city is the economic capital of the nation.
Cost of Living: Auckland has an overall cost of living index which equates it with middle cost of living locations. The overall cost of living index is comprised of the prices for defined quantities of the same goods and services across all 13 Basket Groups. Auckland is currently ranked 98 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 282 international locations.

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