Why choose New Zealand

Clean & beautiful

Better still, it’s not just concentrated in a few remote corners. The great scenery of our wide open spaces surrounds and inspires us, even in our biggest cities.
That’s why nearly 22,000 expats interviewed for HSBC’s 2015 Expat Explorer survey rated New Zealand first in the world for overall ‘experience’.

Balanced lifestyle

New Zealand has the work-life balance just right. It’s why we consistently lead international quality-of-life surveys.
For the record, New Zealand was rated sixth in the world for work-life balance in HSBC’s 2017 Expat Explorer survey. 


A warm welcome

In the 2015 Expat Insider survey, 94% of respondents said they found Kiwi people ‘friendly’ or ‘very friendly’. It is one of the reasons we scored so highly (second of 64 countries) for ‘ease of settling in’. 


Safe & secure

Compared to what goes on in many other parts of the world we’re an easy-going and happy country largely free of personal violence and strife between communities.
The 2017 Global Peace Index, which compares 162 countries for the risk of personal violence, rates New Zealand as the world’s second safest country just after Iceland. 

Family Friendly

New Zealand offers all sorts of options for choosing a home and lifestyle for your family. New Zealand is the world’s second most desirable place for families, according to HSBC’s 2017 Expat Explorer survey.