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Compare New Zealand

If you’re thinking about spending serious time abroad, you should be considering New Zealand.

The pace is relaxed, the people are friendly and the prospects are great. Let us show you around and paint a picture of what the future could be like for you here.

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New Zealand from your country

Different people discover different things about us. How we compare all depends on where you’re coming from. For information about moving to New Zealand from your particular country, click on the flag. 


If you're from the Pacific Islands, click here:

Moving from the Pacific Islands - a quick guide

If your country isn’t listed there’s plenty to excite you about New Zealand in the living, working, studying and investing sections of this website.

Rest assured that wherever you come to us from, if we’re a good match for each other you’ll be welcomed.

Recipe for living

Compared to most countries in the world, New Zealand offers a great work-life balance. That’s reflected time and time again in international surveys.

Moving to New Zealand also means experiencing what many people describe as one of the greenest and most beautiful countries you could find. Just think of the scenery in Lord of The Rings or The Hobbit and you’ve got the picture.

Night owls and culture vultures are equally well served with great restaurants, music, movies and more. And it’s safe to go out in the evenings to enjoy them.

The education system is world-class as is our health care. And the economy has weathered the global financial crisis well, so job and career prospects are generally good.

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