New Zealand is now a popular destination for 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 Starting-out minimum wage is NZ$12.60 per hour which is:
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:
The information above was taken from https://www.employment.govt.nz/, last accessed on November 4, 2017
The expenses quoted below are in New Zealand Dollar currency.
|Apartment, 1BR in City Centre||1,747.77||1,075.00||1,648.32|
|Apartment, 1BR outside of City Centre||1,418.46||850.00||1,120.84|
|Basic utilities e.g. electricity, heating water, garbage for an 85 sq.m. apartment||192.91||170.00||161.75|
|Internet, 10Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL||85.31||87.50||82.65|
|Regular Milk, 1 liter||2.53||2.60||2.83|
|White Rice, 1 kg.||3.00||2.93||3.09|
|Loaf of Fresh White Bread, 500 g.||2.44||2.44||2.25|
|Eggs, 1 dozen||4.61||4.83||4.66|
|Chicken Breasts, Boneless and Skinless, 1 kg.||13.68||17.02||13.80|
|Beef Round, 1 kg.||17.36||18.16||14.92|
|Onion, 1 kg.||3.01||2.93||2.51|
|Potato, 1 kg||3.19||3.00||2.65|
|Tomato, 1 kg.||5.86||5.62||5.09|
|Banana, 1 kg.||3.02||2.99||3.25|
|Apples, 1 kg.||3.73||3.49||3.19|
|Water, 1.5 liter bottle||2.03||1.50||1.42|
|Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant||15.00||18.00||15.50|
|McMeal at McDonalds (or equivalent Combo Meal)||11.00||12.00||10.00|
|Monthly Pass, Regular Price||200.00||40.00||150.00|
|Gasoline, 1 liter||1.90||1.82||2.00|
|Toyota Corolla 1.6I 97kW Comfort or Equivalent New Carn||32,075.38||30,990||29,336.25|
|Cinema, International Release 1 Seat||18.00||17.00||15.00|
|Pair of Jeans, Levis 501 or Similar||98.69||99.33||105.35|
|1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M)||64.58||67.00||70.93|
|1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes, Mid-Range||133.97||150.00||144.86|
|1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes||150.48||178.00||181.54|
* Source of data is http://www.numbeo.com/ as of November 4, 2017