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Offline janetb

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how much did it REALLY cost?
« on: April 02, 2008, 03:05:15 pm »
Hi everyone,

My DH and I are trying to put together a budget for how much it will cost to relocate to NZ. I would appreciate feedback from anyone who has gone over in, say, the last three years.

So far these are our estimated costs:

R10,000 x 2 adult return air tickets, including taxes (signaporeair)
R5,000 x 1 infant return air ticket (I am going out on a limb and just hoping my 18 month old pays less)
I think we need at least N$ 4000 per month, to prove we can support ourselves while on 3 month holiday... so thats R28,000
And then container costs, from Durban to Auckland R35,000 (if we are lucky)

So if I add this all up, and double it just to cover hidden costs, I get just over R100,000.
Is this realistic? How much did it really cost you to move over?

Offline AndreCT

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Re: how much did it REALLY cost?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2008, 03:34:44 pm »
Well I hope your budget adds up, because you post is off :whistle:

NZ$4000 x 3 months is $12000 * 6.25 = R75240
I just paid R25000 for to adult tickets via Sin

Container R35000

PR or WP Applications.
So Far R18000

Now Replace the Car with a cheepie R30,000
Deposit + First Rental on House assuming $350 per week R13125

Thats about R160,000 just there.
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Re: how much did it REALLY cost?
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Offline hadenough

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Re: how much did it REALLY cost?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2008, 06:49:45 pm »
I think if you do a search you will find some peoples actual costs under a thread called "how much did it cost you?"

Try this