Work out how much it could cost to live
Example costs of basic things when working out a budget
The figures quoted here are only approximate.
It doesn't include:
- anyone else you may be supporting
- special food requirements
- leisure eg, sports, movies and hobbies
- fines or debt repayments
- giving eg, church, koha, charity.
Your costs will depend on where you live and your accommodation type, eg renting, flatting, hostel. A lot of places offer student discounts, so look around for the best deal you can.
To do a complete budget, use Sorted:
Below are examples of what it could cost to live in various areas in New Zealand.