Probably you are wondering how much it costs to have a baby. Specifically in New Zealand.
One thing you need to know is that having baby in NZ is a breeze. A breeze in the sense that it is almost free. Checkups, visit to the midwife, ultrasound scans, actual delivery and stay in the hospital are free. The only thing you have to pay for is the professional fee of the radiologist. Friends and family normally hands down baby clothes or through gifting. The big chunk of expenditure will fall on the crib, bassinet, stroller/pram, carseat/capsule and some bits of baby luxury. The essentials will be at minimum if not average in terms of cost. Below are the estimates.
When the baby has taken a glimpse of the world, then comes further cost. The nappies (diaper), milk, food, clothes, toys, etc. Ok, I’ll take a pause on this for the meantime and will write another blog to itemise all possible costs involved. Don’t freakout, everything is manageable.