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Subject:  Re: Where to live? Date:  3/30/2000  6:05 PM
Author:  BigLon Number:  3316 of 19741

The present exchange rate is 50 cents US to the New Zealand dollar. In the 9 years that I have been going to NZ it has never been higher than 64 cents US to the NZ dollar.
Gasoline is more expensive than in the US at $2.00 per gallon, but just about everything else is less. You can rent a furnished three bedroom two bath townhouse or home for $500 to $600 per month in an excellent location. This is in the South Island. North Island is higher. Other examples: Pork-----$1.10 lb---eggs---$.75 per dozen-----bannanas----$.75 dozen----whole frozen chicken---$2.00-------bread-----$.75 loaf----