Almost 6 years back I supposed to migrate to NZ with a permanent job that too at the Government sector.
There is no second thought that NZ is a beautiful country.
NZ is a native English speaking country and your kids will benefit from it the most
NZ is quite safe and accomodating to foreigners
However we called off the move at the very last moment and there had been to many question marks and we could not justify ourselves.
There is no direct flight and air connectivity from India is quite poor. This is THE important factor if you have aged relatives in India and you care for them.
NZ is too small, except probably 3 towns, all are too small to be called a Kasba town. Hence job options are too limited. Unless you are NZ or OZ, it is not easy to look for job in AU. Impossible to manage to get a job outside.
Salary level and tax is not that attractive, although cost of living is relatively cheaper.
Pace of life is probably too slow and same will be professional developments. There are not too many big or well known NZ companies. In good time it may not be a major issue but in bad time it may a major issue. My friends had issue in finding job in Sydney and many were white.
That was my personal thought and everyone of us has our own priorities. We discuss here to learn from each other.
Thank you for your reply. Well I studied further regarding the job scenario in NZ and spoke to some people who are already there. It seems like there are no jobs for MBA graduates in NZ. Small country with less population has very few managerial positions. I do not mind settling down in NZ, but getting a job sounds difficult.
Interesting observation and quite new direction.
The dimension I immediately can think of is your long term plan. If you plan to settle in NZ for rest of your life or a major part of your life then there is no second thought about your opinion.
If NOT then you need to think how easy or difficult it will be to move from NZ with a degree that is not so popular outside.