The cost of living in New Zealand is comparable to the cost of living in America. However, the costs associated with the act of moving to another country tend to be the overall concerning factor that frightens most hopeful expats planning to relocate. There is a simple solution that most choose to take advantage of in this type of relocation, and that is to hire an experienced international moving company for their services.
When you hire professional movers for their help relocating to another nation, you’re actually saving yourself from spending a tremendous amount of money and time on the process of moving. As movers, they’ll already have access to the right tools, materials, supplies and equipment needed to complete the move successfully. They’ll also have plenty of movers to help with the laborious tasks to ensure the safe and timely transport and delivery of your things.
With a reputable mover’s assistance, you won’t need to find or pay for all that is required for the transport of your stuff from the U.S. to New Zealand. Plus, you’ll get to focus on immigration policies and import laws to ensure that you do everything as stated by the nation’s government.
What Affects the Cost of My Move?
Unfortunately, there is no way to determine that exact cost of your move to New Zealand right away. There are a lot of things considered and calculated before a true quote is given. Many movers even prefer to evaluate your home before handing out an estimate for their services. During this inspection they count the amount of rooms to move and the amount of things that must be transported. Once they have these details, they’ll calculate everything else into your total for moving services. Some of the things that determine your total include:
- The latest fuel costs
- The distance between both homes
- The time of year
- The type of moving services you chose to purchase
- The weight of your belongings
- The type of goods you plan to have delivered
Of course, other things might also affect the cost of your move but the movers should inform you of the reasoning behind all the charges shown on your final bill. According to statistics, the average cost of your move according to weight is $0.70 per pound of your possessions. This average doesn’t include other calculations such as fuel and labor costs, and other such details. Overall, an international move can easily cost upwards of $20,000.
To keep the cost of your overseas move affordable, there are ways to prevent yourself from spending too much on moving services. You can choose to go with open air methods of transport or ground and overseas shipping methods instead of air shipping methods. You can also pack away your belongings without professional assistance to cut the costs of labor. By consulting with your moving company’s customer service reps or agents, you’re likely to receive the help you’re looking for at a price you can afford. They will help you modify your relocation services to better suit your needs financially.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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