The question I get asked most often is how do prices in England compare with New Zealand. It's hard to judge. Most of the time I just think in Pounds, I'd probably have a heart attack if I didn't. Some stand out differences are:
Petrol is about twice the price. To fill the car up here is about £55 at home I could fill my car (similar capacity) for NZ $60.
Fruit and vegetables are abundant and very nice. The tomatoes we get are soooo sweet. Flatto peaches just divine. Today we saw two cabbages for £1.50 - NZ $3.55.
Coffee is about £2.40 - NZ £5.60. Gosh wish I hadn't checked that one! See what I mean about talking in pounds instead of dollars.
Today we bought these delightful patio roses four for £5 - a NZ$11.80. Now that's a bargain isn't it?
We are in our second house sit now. Our new fur person is Louie.
As you can see he's very stressed about having us here.