New Zealand’s Great Indoors
New Zealand’s temperate climate, stunning scenery and lower cost of living make it an attractive option for young Irish people and families who are looking to find a new home. According to Quotable Value Limited (QV) data, the average price paid for a residential property over the past three months was $397,000 (€237,000) nationally. Ciaran Lowney of the Irish People Living in New Zealand social network, advises Irish people looking for a home in New Zealand for the first time to be prepared for a different way of life to Ireland. “Here, you live in an inner city apartment block, or a fully detached, individually built suburban or rural house. Rows of terraced or semi-detached houses are very uncommon,” Lowney says.