Rediscover the charm you never knew you had! Comparison of Studying in Australia and New Zealand


Hello everyone. I’m @olivertomolife and I’ve studied abroad in Sydney!

One of the most common questions which is the difference between Australia and New Zealand.

The two countries are close in culture and history, and both have a lot to offer.

In this article, I’ll compare the differences between the two countries in terms of studying abroad!

If you are wondering which country to go to, this is a must-see!

Recommended for
  • You are not sure whether to study in Australia or New Zealand.
  • Want to know the differences between Australia and New Zealand
  • Want to hear the opinions of people who have studied abroad

Contents of this article
  • Comparison of Studying in Australia and New Zealand
  • The difference in cost of living between Australia and New Zealand
  • Difference in Rent between Australia and New Zealand

I experienced studying abroad in Sydney for a year starting in 2018. Now I am writing a blog about that experience.

By reading this post, you’ll be able to compare studying abroad in Australia and New Zealand!


Comparison of Studying in Australia and New Zealand

Australia New Zealand study

There are some unexpected similarities between Australia and New Zealand, so I will briefly introduce them.

First of all, the pronunciation of English is close to that of the UK, and the countries are also close to each other.

Also, it is safe and there are indigenous people living in the country, although their numbers are decreasing.

Australia is home to the Aborigines, and New Zealand is home to the Maori.

There are also similarities that make studying in Australia more budget-friendly than studying in the US or UK!


Australia is the sixth largest country in the world at approximately 7.682 million square kilometers, and is home to 25.69 million people.

Surprisingly, the population is small compared to the land area.

As a result, there are many places in Australia that seem to be untouched.

The capital is Canberra, and typical cities include Sydney and Melbourne.

New Zealand

New Zealand is a country of approximately 5.08 million people.

The capital is Wellington, but the largest city is Auckland.

Typical cities include Christchurch and Queenstown.

The ratio of land to population is also remote, so there are numerous natural wonders left.

Price differences between Australia and New Zealand

Australia money price

The cost of living in Australia is higher than in New Zealand.

However, the higher cost of living also means higher salaries, and many jobs have a minimum wage of 1,500 yen or more.

New Zealand, on the other hand, is less expensive than Australia and has a minimum wage of 1400 yen per hour.

Since the beginning of 2021, the exchange rate between Australia and New Zealand has been at the same level.

Up until a few years ago, the New Zealand dollar was a bargain and made travel from Australia affordable, but I think the situation is changing.

Difference in rent between Australia and New Zealand

Australia rent


In Australia, rent varies from city to city, but the average cost per month is 500-1000 Australian dollars.

The better the quality of the room, the higher the rent will be.

Especially in Sydney, the rent is the highest, so there are ways to reduce the cost by using room sharing.

New Zealand

In New Zealand, on the other hand, the average cost is 700 New Zealand dollars per month.

However, please note that the price varies depending on the city and location.

Real estate prices are rising in New Zealand as well, and room sharing is becoming more and more popular.


Australia New Zealand study
  • The common point is that the cost is cheaper than studying in the U.S.
  • If you want to enjoy nature and cities, go to Australia.
  • New Zealand if you want to enjoy the great outdoors

This is a comparison of studying in Australia and New Zealand!

I will be posting more information about Australia in the future, so please stay tuned.

Thank you for reading to the end!