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New Zealand

Shopping in Auckland may be more expensive than you are used to in your home country. Due to its low population and island location, New Zealand manufacturers don’t produce massive amounts of a product as they do in more populated countries. This means a higher price to begin with, and with fewer products at the end of a season, there are less sales and closeouts and smaller discounts. However, this seems to be changing, with the Dress Smart mall in Onehunga and the Fox Outlet store on the North Shore dedicated solely to discounted items.

At the same time, common brand-name goods that are imported from overseas cost significantly more than they do in their “home countries,” including cosmetics, clothing and accessories and more.

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