Which is better for immigration, Australia, or New Zealand? - Trip and work

Sunday, 15 November 2020

Which is better for immigration, Australia, or New Zealand?


They may be at the other end of the world, but Australia and New Zealand are two of the best countries to immigrate to.

So what's the great thing about these two countries?

They offer a great lifestyle with a perfect work/life balance.

They provide many job opportunities as well as excellent study opportunities.

Comparison of lifestyle between the two countries

Both countries are former British colonies, but also have strong cultural differences.

Also, there is a difference in the number of inhabitants, as Australia has about 25 million people, and New Zealand only has about 5 million.

New Zealand's cities are smaller and less diversified than the cities of its larger neighbor, Australia.

Also, the climates in both countries are different, with New Zealand being more temperate, while Australia has different temperatures and climatic zones.

But whether you want to go hiking, cycling, sailing, mountaineering, or diving, both countries offer amazing diversity on land and at sea.

And ex-pats are always talking about New Zealand being a little behind when it comes to internet connections and mobile plans, but public transport is well-organized.

Which is lower in the cost of living?

When it comes to wealth inequality, you're likely to find New Zealand more cautious.

The country suffered from a global recession, but the economy has actually rebounded in recent years and was even ranked the easiest country to start a business by the World Bank in 2017.

However, it can be difficult to find work at times and wages are below average wages in Australia.

But to balance this, you will find that the general cost of living such as housing is lower, and public healthcare is free or low-cost if you are a citizen, resident, or have a work visa that is valid for two years or more.

But because New Zealand is such a small island, a lot of goods are imported and this makes some prices high.

In Australia, it may be easier to find a job than in New Zealand, as Australia is the thirteenth largest economy in the world.

As for rental rates, they are higher in Australia than in New Zealand, where you can expect to spend around 30% of your wages on rent.

Comparison of education systems between the two countries

Most of the children in Australia go to public school.

Bear in mind that as a temporary resident, you may be required to pay tuition fees to enroll your child in school.

New Zealand public schools also provide a very good standard of education, and if you are a temporary resident, you will need to obtain a student visa for your child separately.

Both countries also offer quality higher education with excellent universities.

New Zealand residency visa holders can pay the same fees as home students at the eight state universities.

While in Australia you will have 43 universities to choose from, and some of them are ranked among the top 100 universities in the world.