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Earnings differential with Australia

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This chart measures the difference between the average weekly full-time earnings in New Zealand, as measured in the QES, table 7.01, and the equivalent data for Australia, release 6301.0 table 1.

The currency is converted at the RBNZ recorded exchange rates.

It is important to note that this comparison is "before tax" - (while New Zealand income taxes are relatively straight-forward to calculate, Australian income taxes are not, and depend on a wide range of personal qualifications).