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Offline ronaldd

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Ronald's Shopping List
« on: April 18, 2008, 11:29:17 pm »
I hope to become another aucklander
we are going to braai by the guest house in browns bay on wednesday.

I have a till slip of yesterday's shopping which might give those of you interested an indication of the prices compared to SA Rand value at today's exchange rate of R6.15 for a dollar

Pak N Save
NZDR
Tasti b/Maker Dried Yeast 120gNZD 3.39R 20.85
Arn T/Tam 2006NZD 2.69R 16.54
Arm Jatz Orginal 250gNZD 2.38R 14.64
Budget Cookie Anzac 375gNZD 1.99R 12.24
Budget Cookie PN Brownie 375gNZD 1.99R 12.24
Budget Family Assorted 500gNZD 2.99R 18.39
Watt Ezi SQZE TOM SCE 565gNZD 3.50R 21.53
Mamma-Fiorellis Garlic BD TwinNZD 4.39R 27.00
Pams Tamato Puree 400gNZD 0.99R 6.09
Delmaine Butter Beans 390gNZD 1.49R 9.16
Trident CH/TamatoesNZD 0.89R 5.47
Greggs Rich RST Coffee ref 100gNZD 3.49R 21.46
Nescafe EspressoNZD 4.89R 30.07
Whittakers Creamy Milk 250gNZD 2.79R 17.16
Finish D/Wsh AutodetNZD 4.49R 27.61
M/Fresh Rinse Aid 250mlNZD 3.29R 20.23
Raro Mango Orange 3pk NZD 1.25R 7.69
Coca Cola ZeroNZD 2.19R 13.47
C/free P/Liner B/there 42sNZD 4.99R 30.69
Con SC Four CheesesNZD 1.07R 6.58
Helena Hairspray Superhold 400gNZD 4.29R 26.38
Surf Sunshine Fresh 2KGNZD 3.99R 24.54
Kell LCM Kaleidos Bar 176gNZD 2.69R 16.54
Pams Ibruprfen Tablets 24sNZD 2.60R 15.99
Pams Ins Whole Milk Pwdr 400gNZD 3.99R 24.54
Budget t/tissue 24'sNZD 7.55R 46.43
Budget Sagetti 500gNZD 0.93R 5.72
Mitchum Roll on  24hr Actv 50mlNZD 3.09R 19.00
Vitapet Rabbit FoodNZD 7.50R 46.13
Mrs Balls Chutney Milk 470gNZD 4.49R 27.61
Pams Vinegar White 750mlNZD 1.59R 9.78
nth shore c/c refuse h/sk 5pkNZD 8.49R 52.21
B/B Combo cheese m/p 12s 216gNZD 2.99R 18.39
b/b Orig Cut ready salted 150gNZD 1.29R 7.93
B/B G/waves s/CRM/Chives 150gNZD 1.29R 7.93
Pams Smooth Peanut Butter 1kgNZD 3.99R 24.54
R/Seal T/Bag Red Bush 25sNZD 1.99R 12.24
Beef T-Bone Steak NZD 8.24R 50.68
Beef T-Bone Steak NZD 10.37R 63.78
Chicken LegsNZD 7.75R 47.66
Chicken LegsNZD 6.92R 42.56
Pork Shoulder ChopNZD 4.85R 29.83
Pork Shoulder ChopNZD 5.33R 32.78
Boerwors SausagesNZD 5.73R 35.24
Boerwors SausagesNZD 6.60R 40.59
Carrots per KiloNZD 0.99R 6.09
Glitter PencilsNZD 1.99R 12.24
Tararua Cott/Cheese 250gNZD 1.49R 9.16
Pams Summer Gold Spread + 500gNZD 7.56R 46.50
Export Gold BTL 18pk 330mlNZD 19.99R 122.94
Pams Vegetables Mixed + 1kgNZD 1.89R 11.62
H/Mark Gldn soy Sce 300mlNZD 1.64R 10.09
QB Rolls Long 6sNZD 1.89R 11.62
Leggos Paste Tomato Tub 2x140NZD 2.39R 14.70
Pams Baked Beans 425gNZD 1.10R 6.77
Cadbury moro Gold 60gNZD 1.98R 12.18
Pams Oil Sunflower 500mlNZD 2.35R 14.45
Coca ColaNZD 2.00R 12.30
Lamb Shoulder ChopNZD 7.49R 46.06
Lamb Shoulder ChopNZD 7.42R 45.63
Apples BraeburnNZD 0.75R 4.61
Mushroom Value PackNZD 4.25R 26.14
Cucumber TelegraphNZD 1.95R 11.99
Onions Brown NZD 1.27R 7.81
Tomatoes - LooseNZD 4.41R 27.12
Budget Milk Standard 3LNZD 4.59R 28.23
NZD 253.07R 1,556.42
2008-04-06 Landed
2008-06-06 WP.
2008-06-17 EOI
2008-07-16  Selected
2008-12-04 Residence application submitted
2009-03-30 Residence + RRV Granted
2009-04-07 Received passports
2014-07-28 Citizenship

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Re: Videos of Auckland.
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2008, 10:31:44 am »
No worries,  I am uploading the pakNSave thing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpX7P_0bRuE 
If you are expecting something exciting,  move along, its just footage of inside the pak n save... you will be there one day no doubt .

Here is the slips ,  i might have made typing mistakes, so you can go read it yourself.

this is the slip.

I will take my ANZ EFTPOS card and scan it in, you can get your ANZ card on the first day , just take your passport.

You can get your IRD number  *tax number" direct from IRD in town,  but if you have a work visa you can do it at  any post office (called a post shop)
2008-04-06 Landed
2008-06-06 WP.
2008-06-17 EOI
2008-07-16  Selected
2008-12-04 Residence application submitted
2009-03-30 Residence + RRV Granted
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Re: Videos of Auckland.
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2008, 10:31:44 am »

Offline Meike

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Re: Videos of Auckland.
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2008, 03:59:42 pm »
Thanks sooooo much Ronald for all the info... it really helps to feel a little more at ease about this whole decision.

what I was interested in is... that shopping list you posted (along with the rand values).... was that for one week??? and for how many people???? also, is that what you had expected/budgeted on before you arrived there???

Again, thanks for all the FANTASTIC info
Jan 2014 - Applying for jobs
12 Feb - collect passport
24 Feb - police clearance arrived
26 Feb - Job Offer
1 Mar - XRays/bloodwork
6 Mar - Medicals
10 Mar - Visa Applications sent
27 Mar - VISAs APPROVED
1 Apr - Passports and Visa's arrived
14 Apr - Arrived Auckland

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Re: Videos of Auckland.
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2008, 10:07:57 pm »
....what I was interested in is... that shopping list you posted (along with the rand values).... was that for one week??? and for how many people???? also, is that what you had expected/budgeted on before you arrived there???...
Hi Meike,  good question.  I am staying with a family.  In total we are 3 adults  and one child (8)(explains the glitter pencils, right?)  that food is for 2 weeks.

I can't really say, i just know the money is going out quickly Going to the corner café(called a dairy here) ,  you spend alot..  Simplest little ice lollie is 90 cents... we would have paid 3 rands in SA.. so if you work 90 cents.  So it works out to R5.50.  A decent icecream would end up being R24 if you work it back.  $4for a good luxury icecream.  Could you imagine paying R24 for an icecream in SA?

The thing which needs to said is,  last year this time it was R5 rand for the dollar,  which means that icecream would have cost R4.50.   So,  sounds expensive?  March 2006 we had an exchange rate of 3.8 so that same ice cream would be R3.42.  Sounds alot more on parr with our price in SA? So the inflation rate here is +-3% which is a bit lower than (our/your) country.  So its not NZ who put their prices up,  but we coming here with our rands.

If you  are coming over for a look but you dont have anyone to stay with you going to end up staying at some overnight place.  $45 a night is the cheapest rate i could find.  Thats about $1400.  So ,  with only the lodging you are going to be spending about R9000 a month.  If you work on average of 5 weeks of job hunting you can see how much it will cost you.    The job market is slower now so I am expecting to spend a bit more time here.
From here to auckland city you looking no more than 5 dollars for a one way buss ticket you will probably pay about $4 from the northshore...  http://www.maxx.co.nz/
Then ,  depending on what you eat during the day.. take a simple Mcdonalds cheeseburger... $2.  Thats no chips and  no drink..  R12.30 now ,  compared to the SA price of? 

Its expensive when you go to malls and fastfood places.  Depending on the time you spend here, i would say no less than R11000 a month minimum if you can make food somewhere. 

Hope that helps.

I wish the job hunting was going faster,  a look.see.stay is expensive if you are already unemployed and still have expenses in SA and my wife and children still have to fly over R200 000 is what it will cost us.

I could state a few reasons that could justify the cost but that is not the point of this thread.
« Last Edit: April 19, 2008, 10:23:10 pm by ronaldd »
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2008-06-06 WP.
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2008-07-16  Selected
2008-12-04 Residence application submitted
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Re: Videos of Auckland.
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2008, 04:04:34 am »
thanx anton, dv and all.
ok,  GREAT news for those still moving over.
THE NZD IS NOW COSTING 5.95.... whoohoooo :D

Pak N Save6.15016R 5.96
NZDRR
Tasti b/Maker Dried Yeast 120gNZD 3.39R 20.85R 20.19R 0.66
Arn T/Tam 2006NZD 2.69R 16.54R 16.02R 0.52
Arm Jatz Orginal 250gNZD 2.38R 14.64R 14.18R 0.46
Budget Cookie Anzac 375gNZD 1.99R 12.24R 11.85R 0.39
Budget Cookie PN Brownie 375gNZD 1.99R 12.24R 11.85R 0.39
Budget Family Assorted 500gNZD 2.99R 18.39R 17.81R 0.58
Watt Ezi SQZE TOM SCE 565gNZD 3.50R 21.53R 20.85R 0.68
Mamma-Fiorellis Garlic BD TwinNZD 4.39R 27.00R 26.15R 0.85
Pams Tamato Puree 400gNZD 0.99R 6.09R 5.90R 0.19
Delmaine Butter Beans 390gNZD 1.49R 9.16R 8.88R 0.29
Trident CH/TamatoesNZD 0.89R 5.47R 5.30R 0.17
Greggs Rich RST Coffee ref 100gNZD 3.49R 21.46R 20.79R 0.68
Nescafe EspressoNZD 4.89R 30.07R 29.13R 0.95
Whittakers Creamy Milk 250gNZD 2.79R 17.16R 16.62R 0.54
Finish D/Wsh AutodetNZD 4.49R 27.61R 26.75R 0.87
M/Fresh Rinse Aid 250mlNZD 3.29R 20.23R 19.60R 0.64
Raro Mango Orange 3pk NZD 1.25R 7.69R 7.45R 0.24
Coca Cola ZeroNZD 2.19R 13.47R 13.04R 0.42
C/free P/Liner B/there 42sNZD 4.99R 30.69R 29.72R 0.97
Con SC Four CheesesNZD 1.07R 6.58R 6.37R 0.21
Helena Hairspray Superhold 400gNZD 4.29R 26.38R 25.55R 0.83
Surf Sunshine Fresh 2KGNZD 3.99R 24.54R 23.77R 0.77
Kell LCM Kaleidos Bar 176gNZD 2.69R 16.54R 16.02R 0.52
Pams Ibruprfen Tablets 24sNZD 2.60R 15.99R 15.49R 0.50
Pams Ins Whole Milk Pwdr 400gNZD 3.99R 24.54R 23.77R 0.77
Budget t/tissue 24'sNZD 7.55R 46.43R 44.97R 1.46
Budget Sagetti 500gNZD 0.93R 5.72R 5.54R 0.18
Mitchum Roll on  24hr Actv 50mlNZD 3.09R 19.00R 18.41R 0.60
Vitapet Rabbit FoodNZD 7.50R 46.13R 44.67R 1.45
Mrs Balls Chutney Milk 470gNZD 4.49R 27.61R 26.75R 0.87
Pams Vinegar White 750mlNZD 1.59R 9.78R 9.47R 0.31
nth shore c/c refuse h/sk 5pkNZD 8.49R 52.21R 50.57R 1.64
B/B Combo cheese m/p 12s 216gNZD 2.99R 18.39R 17.81R 0.58
b/b Orig Cut ready salted 150gNZD 1.29R 7.93R 7.68R 0.25
B/B G/waves s/CRM/Chives 150gNZD 1.29R 7.93R 7.68R 0.25
Pams Smooth Peanut Butter 1kgNZD 3.99R 24.54R 23.77R 0.77
R/Seal T/Bag Red Bush 25sNZD 1.99R 12.24R 11.85R 0.39
Beef T-Bone Steak NZD 8.24R 50.68R 49.08R 1.60
Beef T-Bone Steak NZD 10.37R 63.78R 61.77R 2.01
Chicken LegsNZD 7.75R 47.66R 46.16R 1.50
Chicken LegsNZD 6.92R 42.56R 41.22R 1.34
Pork Shoulder ChopNZD 4.85R 29.83R 28.89R 0.94
Pork Shoulder ChopNZD 5.33R 32.78R 31.75R 1.03
Boerwors SausagesNZD 5.73R 35.24R 34.13R 1.11
Boerwors SausagesNZD 6.60R 40.59R 39.31R 1.28
Carrots per KiloNZD 0.99R 6.09R 5.90R 0.19
Glitter PencilsNZD 1.99R 12.24R 11.85R 0.39
Tararua Cott/Cheese 250gNZD 1.49R 9.16R 8.88R 0.29
Pams Summer Gold Spread + 500gNZD 7.56R 46.50R 45.03R 1.46
Export Gold BTL 18pk 330mlNZD 19.99R 122.94R 119.07R 3.87
Pams Vegetables Mixed + 1kgNZD 1.89R 11.62R 11.26R 0.37
H/Mark Gldn soy Sce 300mlNZD 1.64R 10.09R 9.77R 0.32
QB Rolls Long 6sNZD 1.89R 11.62R 11.26R 0.37
Leggos Paste Tomato Tub 2x140NZD 2.39R 14.70R 14.24R 0.46
Pams Baked Beans 425gNZD 1.10R 6.77R 6.55R 0.21
Cadbury moro Gold 60gNZD 1.98R 12.18R 11.79R 0.38
Pams Oil Sunflower 500mlNZD 2.35R 14.45R 14.00R 0.45
Coca ColaNZD 2.00R 12.30R 11.91R 0.39
Lamb Shoulder ChopNZD 7.49R 46.06R 44.61R 1.45
Lamb Shoulder ChopNZD 7.42R 45.63R 44.20R 1.44
Apples BraeburnNZD 0.75R 4.61R 4.47R 0.15
Mushroom Value PackNZD 4.25R 26.14R 25.32R 0.82
Cucumber TelegraphNZD 1.95R 11.99R 11.62R 0.38
Onions Brown NZD 1.27R 7.81R 7.56R 0.25
Tomatoes - LooseNZD 4.41R 27.12R 26.27R 0.85
Budget Milk Standard 3LNZD 4.59R 28.23R 27.34R 0.89
NZD 253.07R 1,556.42R 1,507.43R 48.99
« Last Edit: April 28, 2008, 04:08:23 am by ronaldd »
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Re: Videos of Auckland.
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2008, 07:55:26 am »
Yeah it is great news.  We are currently in the process of sending our money over so its good to hear the rate is getting better and better  8)

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Re: Videos of Auckland.
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2008, 03:58:02 am »
Good news (for us still bringing money  to NZ , not so good news for those who brought it 2 months ago)

the Exchange rate from www.xe.com (average) is 5.7 today  WHICH IS GOOD since my house money isn't through yet.


here is the same shopping bill,   we have from exchange, and what we would have paid in rand value if we bought it today :D
AprilMaySavings
Pak N Save6.15016R 5.70
NZDRR
Tasti b/Maker Dried Yeast 120gNZD 3.39R 20.85R 19.31R 1.53
Arn T/Tam 2006NZD 2.69R 16.54R 15.33R 1.22
Arm Jatz Orginal 250gNZD 2.38R 14.64R 13.56R 1.08
Budget Cookie Anzac 375gNZD 1.99R 12.24R 11.34R 0.90
Budget Cookie PN Brownie 375gNZD 1.99R 12.24R 11.34R 0.90
Budget Family Assorted 500gNZD 2.99R 18.39R 17.04R 1.35
Watt Ezi SQZE TOM SCE 565gNZD 3.50R 21.53R 19.94R 1.58
Mamma-Fiorellis Garlic BD TwinNZD 4.39R 27.00R 25.01R 1.99
Pams Tamato Puree 400gNZD 0.99R 6.09R 5.64R 0.45
Delmaine Butter Beans 390gNZD 1.49R 9.16R 8.49R 0.67
Trident CH/TamatoesNZD 0.89R 5.47R 5.07R 0.40
Greggs Rich RST Coffee ref 100gNZD 3.49R 21.46R 19.88R 1.58
Nescafe EspressoNZD 4.89R 30.07R 27.86R 2.21
Whittakers Creamy Milk 250gNZD 2.79R 17.16R 15.90R 1.26
Finish D/Wsh AutodetNZD 4.49R 27.61R 25.58R 2.03
M/Fresh Rinse Aid 250mlNZD 3.29R 20.23R 18.74R 1.49
Raro Mango Orange 3pk NZD 1.25R 7.69R 7.12R 0.57
Coca Cola ZeroNZD 2.19R 13.47R 12.48R 0.99
C/free P/Liner B/there 42sNZD 4.99R 30.69R 28.43R 2.26
Con SC Four CheesesNZD 1.07R 6.58R 6.10R 0.48
Helena Hairspray Superhold 400gNZD 4.29R 26.38R 24.44R 1.94
Surf Sunshine Fresh 2KGNZD 3.99R 24.54R 22.73R 1.81
Kell LCM Kaleidos Bar 176gNZD 2.69R 16.54R 15.33R 1.22
Pams Ibruprfen Tablets 24sNZD 2.60R 15.99R 14.81R 1.18
Pams Ins Whole Milk Pwdr 400gNZD 3.99R 24.54R 22.73R 1.81
Budget t/tissue 24'sNZD 7.55R 46.43R 43.02R 3.42
Budget Sagetti 500gNZD 0.93R 5.72R 5.30R 0.42
Mitchum Roll on  24hr Actv 50mlNZD 3.09R 19.00R 17.60R 1.40
Vitapet Rabbit FoodNZD 7.50R 46.13R 42.73R 3.40
Mrs Balls Chutney Milk 470gNZD 4.49R 27.61R 25.58R 2.03
Pams Vinegar White 750mlNZD 1.59R 9.78R 9.06R 0.72
nth shore c/c refuse h/sk 5pkNZD 8.49R 52.21R 48.37R 3.84
B/B Combo cheese m/p 12s 216gNZD 2.99R 18.39R 17.04R 1.35
b/b Orig Cut ready salted 150gNZD 1.29R 7.93R 7.35R 0.58
B/B G/waves s/CRM/Chives 150gNZD 1.29R 7.93R 7.35R 0.58
Pams Smooth Peanut Butter 1kgNZD 3.99R 24.54R 22.73R 1.81
R/Seal T/Bag Red Bush 25sNZD 1.99R 12.24R 11.34R 0.90
Beef T-Bone Steak NZD 8.24R 50.68R 46.95R 3.73
Beef T-Bone Steak NZD 10.37R 63.78R 59.08R 4.70
Chicken LegsNZD 7.75R 47.66R 44.15R 3.51
Chicken LegsNZD 6.92R 42.56R 39.43R 3.13
Pork Shoulder ChopNZD 4.85R 29.83R 27.63R 2.20
Pork Shoulder ChopNZD 5.33R 32.78R 30.37R 2.41
Boerwors SausagesNZD 5.73R 35.24R 32.65R 2.59
Boerwors SausagesNZD 6.60R 40.59R 37.60R 2.99
Carrots per KiloNZD 0.99R 6.09R 5.64R 0.45
Glitter PencilsNZD 1.99R 12.24R 11.34R 0.90
Tararua Cott/Cheese 250gNZD 1.49R 9.16R 8.49R 0.67
Pams Summer Gold Spread + 500gNZD 7.56R 46.50R 43.07R 3.42
Export Gold BTL 18pk 330mlNZD 19.99R 122.94R 113.89R 9.05
Pams Vegetables Mixed + 1kgNZD 1.89R 11.62R 10.77R 0.86
H/Mark Gldn soy Sce 300mlNZD 1.64R 10.09R 9.34R 0.74
QB Rolls Long 6sNZD 1.89R 11.62R 10.77R 0.86
Leggos Paste Tomato Tub 2x140NZD 2.39R 14.70R 13.62R 1.08
Pams Baked Beans 425gNZD 1.10R 6.77R 6.27R 0.50
Cadbury moro Gold 60gNZD 1.98R 12.18R 11.28R 0.90
Pams Oil Sunflower 500mlNZD 2.35R 14.45R 13.39R 1.06
Coca ColaNZD 2.00R 12.30R 11.39R 0.91
Lamb Shoulder ChopNZD 7.49R 46.06R 42.67R 3.39
Lamb Shoulder ChopNZD 7.42R 45.63R 42.27R 3.36
Apples BraeburnNZD 0.75R 4.61R 4.27R 0.34
Mushroom Value PackNZD 4.25R 26.14R 24.21R 1.92
Cucumber TelegraphNZD 1.95R 11.99R 11.11R 0.88
Onions Brown NZD 1.27R 7.81R 7.24R 0.58
Tomatoes - LooseNZD 4.41R 27.12R 25.13R 2.00
Budget Milk Standard 3LNZD 4.59R 28.23R 26.15R 2.08
NZD 253.07R 1,556.42R 1,441.84R 114.59
2008-04-06 Landed
2008-06-06 WP.
2008-06-17 EOI
2008-07-16  Selected
2008-12-04 Residence application submitted
2009-03-30 Residence + RRV Granted
2009-04-07 Received passports
2014-07-28 Citizenship

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Re: Videos of Auckland.
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2008, 03:58:02 am »