Famous the world over for its stunning scenery and laid back lifestyle, New Zealand is a multicultural nation, with a population of around 4.75 million people. New Zealanders are friendly, easygoing people from a range of different background and cultures. With a land-mass the size of the UK or Japan, and only a fraction of the population, New Zealand has much less pressure on space and natural resources.
Working hard and getting ahead is important to us. We’re a well-developed, well connected country with all sorts of opportunities to advance your career. But New Zealanders also believe life is for living. It’s about balancing a good day’s work with time for family and friends plus all the recreation and wide open spaces our country offers.
New Zealand was rated sixth in the world for work-life balance in HSBC’s 2017 Expat Explorer survey. Survey after survey proves New Zealand’s enviable work-life balance.
The latest (2017) survey by global HR consultants Mercer again ranked Auckland as the third best city in the world for ‘Quality of Living’, after Vienna and Zurich, and first in Asia Pacific and Australasia. Wellington scored well too, coming in at 12th.
The UN ranks New Zealand 13th out of 187 countries on its 2017 Human Development Index.
One of the largest global surveys voted New Zealand the 6th best place in the world for expatriates. HSBC’s Expat Explorer index reflects the opinions of almost 9,300 expats based in over 100 countries.