New Zealand is gaining popularity as the first choice for an increasing number of Filipinos seeking an international degree or education credentials. And while the Filipino community in New Zealand is not as large as that in the United States of America, permanent residency after suitable studies in New Zealand is still faster and easier than other countries such as Canada or the United Kingdom.
The starting-out wage. Applies to starting-out workers. Starting-out workers are:
The training minimum wage applies to employees aged 20 years or over who are doing recognised industry training involving at least 60 credits a year as part of their employment agreement, in order to become qualified.
Employers and employees may agree to any wage rate as long as it is not less than the applicable minimum wage rate. Starting-out workers must be paid at least the minimum starting-out wage rate, and trainees over 20 years of age must be paid at least the training minimum wage rate.
A small number of people hold an exemption from the minimum wage.
The minimum rates that apply to starting-out workers, and employees on the training minimum wage (before tax), are:
|Expenses *||Range in NZD|
|Apartment, 1BR in City Centre||1,000 - 1,700|
|Apartment, 1BR outside of City Centre||800 - 1,300|
|Basic utilities e.g. electricity, heating water, garbage for an 85 sq.m. apartment||127.50 - 255|
|Internet, 10Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL||80 - 90|
|Transportation, Monthly Pass not Unlimited||100 - 166|
|Regular Milk, 1 liter||1.99 - 3.20|
|White Rice, 1 kg.||2.20 - 4|
|Loaf of Fresh White Bread, 50 g.||1 - 3.50|
|Eggs, 1 dozen||3.50 - 6|
|Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless||11 - 20|
|Beef round, 1 kg.||12 - 20|
|Potato, 1 kg||2 - 5|
|Tomato, 1 kg.||4 - 8|
|Banana, 1 kg.||2 - 4|
|Water, 1.5 liter bottle||0.99 - 4|
|Coca-Cola, 1.5 liter bottle||3.29|
|Light lunch||5 - 15|
|McMeal at McDonalds (or equivalent Combo Meal)||8.50 - 12|
|Cappuccino, regular||4 - 5|
|Women's hair cut||50 - 90|
|Men's hair cut||10 - 40|
|Take-out pizza, large||13|
|Theater ticket||11 - 145|
|Pair of Levi's jeans, men's clothing||119|
|Woolen sweater||40 - 140|
|T-shirt||20 - 45|
|Shampoo||3.50 - 12|
|Toothpaste||2 - 3|
|Medicine, per item||5 - 15|
|Visit to Dentist, per visit||50 - 120|
* Source of data is http://www.numbeo.com/ as of July 1, 2016
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