What Living as an Expat in New Zealand is Really Like

Hey guys! Welcome to Living Abroad, a series that shows you what expat life is like in cities around the world. Next up: Erica, an American living in Wanaka, New Zealand.

Here, Erica shares what it’s really like to live in New Zealand, from having access to jaw-dropping natural beauty to how New Zealand compares to the US.

Quick facts about living in New Zealand:

Languages: English, Māori, and New Zealand Sign Language Currency: $ New Zealand dollar (NZD) Level of crime in New Zealand: Low Cost of living in New Zealand: Moderate Quality of life in New Zealand: Very High

Pros and cons of living in New Zealand (as told by Erica):

Pros: Multiple ecosystems within a few hours from each other, laid-back lifestyle, tight-knit communities  Cons: distance from other countries, things take a while to be completed, lots of growing pains at the moment

On Erica’s background:

My name’s Erica

Keep reading this article onĀ Ashley Abroad.

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