Tuition Fees & Cost of living in New Zealand

In addition to your tuition and insurance fees, you will need between $20,000 and $25,000 per year ($380–480 per week) for accommodation/rent, food expenses, transportation costs, phone bills, internet usage and entertainment. No matter what your tuition or course fee is, the average living expense will be same for everyone. Please note that these amounts are just recommendations, Immigration New Zealand requirement is $15,000 per year plus return airfare or additional $2,000.

General expenses Cost (in NZ dollars)
Rent (per month) $800–$950
Groceries (per week) $100–$150
Gym membership (per year) $300
Entertainment (per week) $50
Milk (per litre) $3
Coca Cola (per can) $2
Cup of Coffee $3–$5
Lunch from University food hall or campus café $7–$12
Local calls made from a cell-phone $0.50–$1.50
Taxi – 5 km ride $10–$12
Movie ticket $10–$14
Visit to doctor $45–$85

You may have extra costs amid your examination years. These incorporate, expenses of reading material and stationary, restorative expenses and dental arrangements, quarterly or yearly protection charge, climate fitting dress, end of the week trips. These expenses will vary from individual to individual as there is no speculation.

In the event that you pick not to remain at a University settlement, you will have additional charges, for example, bond/discoverer’s expense, service charges like power, gas, telephone and web. In addition you will save money on transportation costs as you won’t have to lease an auto; it will take five minutes to achieve your classes.