New Zealand snapped up a leading spot in the HSBC Expat Explorer Survey for 2018 and 2019, which ranks the best places to live and work abroad as an expat. In this blog Send My Bag have put together the top reasons to move to New Zealand.
1. High Quality of Life
Your well-being and happiness in the country that you move to is very important. New Zealand ranked 2nd for physical and mental well-being, and 4th for quality of life and fulfilment in the 2019 HSBC Expat Explorer Survey. New Zealand also came 12th in a 2018 global liveability index, which ranked happiness factors in a range of different countries. The factors that New Zealand ranked highly for include its culture, environment, economic stability, and healthcare.
2. Natural World
New Zealand is a country where there is always something to explore! From mountains, to national parks, to lakes, to coasts and beaches, volcanoes, rainforests, and wildlife. Spending time outdoors, whether it be taking part in activities or relaxing at the beach, is known to reduce levels of stress.
New Zealand has a list of skilled occupations for migrants, which are in high demand and cover a wide range of career sectors. You can access a full list of the skilled occupations on New Zealand’s government website. You are likely get paid more if you have qualifications in any of these areas. New Zealand is the perfect place for a happy work-life balance! The New Zealand Herald reported that work-life balance is one of the most important factors for people who are looking for a job in New Zealand.
4. Culture and Community
People from across the globe migrate to New Zealand every year. Expats said in the 2019 HSBC Expat Explorer Survey that New Zealand’s open and welcoming environment towards migrants makes settling in a lot easier. In a 2018 survey by Internations, 53% of expats agreed that it is easy to make local friends in New Zealand, and around 79% said that attitudes toward foreign residents was positive.
In the 2018 expat survey by Internations, 92% of parents were satisfied with the safety and well-being of their children in New Zealand. 81% were satisfied with their children’s education and 96% rated the availability of children’s leisure activities positively. New Zealand also ranked in the top 10 countries for children in the 2019 HSBC Expat Explorer Survey.
The south of New Zealand (including Queenstown, Christchurch, and Marlborough) has a mostly temperate climate. The climate in the north (including Wellington and Auckland) is more sub-tropical. However, it doesn’t get as hot and humid in New Zealand as it does in Australia, but you still get to soak up the sunshine all year round.
If you are moving to New Zealand and don’t want the stress of bringing your personal belongings with you, we can help. You can send you personal belongings ahead with our door-to-door luggage shipping service for an easier, faster, and stress-free move.
Studying abroad is a student experience that is not to be missed! By studying abroad you get to experience a new culture, meet new people, gain international education, and overcome the challenges of living in a new country. You can study abroad in so many countries across the globe, but Send My Bag have included the top 10 places from the QS Best Student Cities 2019 in this blog. Each of the cities listed here are perfect places to study abroad!