Once you've decided to move to Wellington, making Wellington your home depends on being able to settle in quickly. So here is some information related to practical issues of living in the Wellington region.
New Zealand has a highly regarded government-funded education system that is free until the age of 19. School is compulsory between the ages of 6 and 16, though most children start school on their fifth birthday.
New Zealand’s healthcare system is largely regarded as one of the best in the OECD countries. It is largely government-funded and many health services are free or subsidised.
The Wellington region offers a variety of housing options including family homes, apartments and 'lifestyle' blocks - homes with more land in semi-rural areas. Many people choose to rent a house first and buy later.
Most new migrants find that New Zealand offers a better balance between cost of living and lifestyle than in their home countries. Salaries tend to be slightly lower than in some OECD countries but the cost of living is lower too.
When you first arrive in the Wellington region, you may need immediate and ongoing settlement support.