How to retire to New Zealand

Thursday 17 September 2020, 3:33PM
By Brendan John Wilde

With its exceptional landscapes, comfortable climate, quality food sources and first-world economy, New Zealand is an attractive English-speaking retirement destination for USA and UK citizens. ‘Kiwiland’ is famous for relaxed outdoor lifestyles, active adventures and friendly communities, plus it’s only a short flight from Australia and the beautiful island nations of the South Pacific.

So why isn’t the entire world retiring to New Zealand? For most people, the financial requirements for obtaining a visa are the main hurdle, plus the cost of living can be similar to home. However, if you are fortunate enough to have sufficient funds and an ongoing income, New Zealand is definitely worth investigating.