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British citizens living in New Zealand are generally happier with their life than they were in the UK, according to new research by Lloyds TSB International.

The British Wealth Survey viewed the opinions of more than 1000 British expats around the world and found 76 per cent had a better quality of life in New Zealand than in the UK and 71 per cent said their overall lifestyle was better.

The report also found:

  • 55% were happier
  • 40% have lower living costs
  • 57% have increased leisure time
  • 70% live in a safer neighbourhood
  • 79% believe New Zealand is a better place to raise children.

The survey also looked at the views of 1000 wealthy Britons with 18 per cent claiming they would consider moving abroad at some point in the next two years. New Zealand was fifth on the list of potential locations, behind France, Spain, the US and Australia. The top reasons given for the exodus from the UK were the weather (63%), crime and antisocial behaviour (49%) and high living expenses (45%).

The Lloyds TSB survey comes on the back of another study which showed more than a fifth of Britons plan to emigrate by the time they are 40. The survey of 1451 Britons aged 18-25, conducted by visa company Global Visas, found the prospect of higher salaries and better lifestyles the key drivers to wanting to emigrate.

Grace Removals currently moves thousands of Britons to New Zealand each year. With branches in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, we can help you relocate to anywhere in the country.

Grace is a one-stop shop for international removals providing a range of services including packing, customs and quarantine clearance as well as a specialised valet service to unpack your boxes and set up your new home.

With Grace, moving to New Zealand has never been easier.