New Zealand proudly boasts one of the highest home ownership rates in the world. Housing in New Zealand is very affordable compared to numerous other countries however the amount you should expect to pay for a house depends where in New Zealand you choose to settle.
Visitors and migrants to New Zealand have an extensive choice of transportation available to them. Because New Zealand is an easy place to navigate, be it around a town, city or the length of the country, most people find it relatively easy to find transport.
The majority of migrants choose to rent a house (long or short term) when they first arrive in New Zealand. The benefits of initially renting a house far out-weigh any long term financial benefits of owning a home when first shifting to New Zealand.