Expatriate insurance in New Zealand

With its temperate climate, breathtaking scenery and numerous professional opportunities, New Zealand has plenty to attract expatriates. If you too would like to move to New Zealand, this page is for you! Here are a few tips for a successful installation.

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Are you planning to move to New Zealand? This beautiful country is popular with our travelers for its breathtaking scenery, diverse culture and unique lifestyle. Before you leave, it’s crucial to take out the right international health insurance to guarantee you comprehensive medical coverage in case of need. At Mondassur, we understand that every expatriate has specific needs when it comes to health protection, which is why we offer a variety of insurance contracts that can be customized to suit your budget.

Expatriate insurance New Zealand Gold Nomad Expat

Our policy with good levels of cover, suitable for your expatriation to New Zealand.



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Expatriate Insurance New Zealand Gold Expat Access

Economical international health insurance tailored to your expatriation plans.



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Expatriate insurance New Zealand Gold Expat Safe

Health insurance with a good cover/price ratio. It offers effective cover against accident and illness.



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Expatriate insurance New Zealand Gold Expat Premium

Our most comprehensive expatriate health insurance plan in New Zealand.



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Any questions? Need advice?

Working in New Zealand

Finding a remote job can be mission impossible, depending on the industry, especially if you don’t have a good CV. To be in with a chance, it’s best to be on the spot to prospect, as Kiwis prefer human contact.
It’s obviously not cheap, as you’ll have to make the journey and find somewhere to stay!
To simplify matters, we could say that New Zealand primarily targets bilingual people in their thirties with five years of education and five years of work experience.

Schooling in New Zealand

The New Zealand education system is officially divided into three levels:

  • Early childhood, from birth to age 5.
  • Primary and secondary school, comprising 13 years of study. This education is free in public schools for the children of New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. It is also compulsory for children aged 6 to 16. Schools are allocated by residential area, so your child will have a place reserved at a local school. Secondary education ends with the NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement), equivalent to the French baccalauréat.
  • Higher education in universities.

Schooling is available in either English or M?ori. English-language schools follow the New Zealand curriculum, while those taught in M?ori are based on the M?ori philosophy. Two schools offer bilingual French-English education in Auckland for pupils aged 5 to 10. These schools are Richmond Road School and Birkdale North School.

Accommodation in New Zealand

The most notable difference between French and New Zealand rents is that the latter are paid by the week. So when you’re doing your research, remember to multiply the posted prices by 4 to obtain the monthly rent.
You may be asked to pay up to 2 weeks’ rent in advance. You will also be required to pay a deposit equivalent to 4 weeks’ rent to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. This will be returned to you at the end of your contract, provided the accommodation is returned in good condition.
Rents are higher in Auckland than in the rest of the country. You’ll need to budget an average of $550NZ (€330) per week for accommodation in the capital. On a monthly basis, this comes to NZ$1,580 (about €950). Outside Auckland, the average rent is NZ$395 (around €237) per week. That’s NZ$2,200 (about €1,320) a month.
You’ll usually have to pay additional charges: gas, water, electricity, telephone, internet, etc. If you wish to leave your home, you’ll need to give 21 days’ notice. If your landlord wishes to terminate your contract, he or she must give 3 months’ notice.
To find your accommodation in New Zealand, take a look at the TradeMe website. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, turn to real estate agencies or newspaper ads.

How much does it cost to live in New Zealand?

Generally speaking, the cost of living in New Zealand is not as high as in Australia, although Auckland and Wellington remain among the top 100 most expensive cities in the world. However, salaries are also lower than in Australia.

Driving in New Zealand

If you have a driving license from your home country, you can drive any type of vehicle in New Zealand for up to 12 months with this license. If your permit is not in English, you will need to submit an official translation. After one year, you must convert your license to a New Zealand license. To do this, you’ll need to go to a specialist conversion office with all the relevant documentation.

Hygiene and eating habits in New Zealand

No hygiene problems in restaurants, markets or stores. Tap water is safe to drink.

Choosing health insurance in New Zealand

Taking out international health insurance is an important formality, particularly for New Zealand. For expatriates, there are two categories of health insurance: so-called “1st euro ” insurance and complementary insurance to the Caisse des Français à l’Etranger (CFE). Depending on your profile and criteria, we can present you with different packages tailored to your needs. So don’t hesitate to contact us and ask for our advice – we’ll be delighted to hear from you! What’s more, if you wish, you can get an immediate free quote online.

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