Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Weekly Activities/ Day 3/ Bonus

BONUS: Airplane tickets can be very expensive. The table below lists the cost of one return ticket for one person from Auckland, New Zealand to the capital city of each country included in the Summer Learning Journey programme. The costs are listed in the local currency (money) of the country and not in New Zealand dollars.
Use the XE currency converter website [] to find out how much each ticket would cost in New Zealand dollars [NZD $$]. On your blog, tell us:
  1. How much it would cost in New Zealand dollars to fly to each country.
  2. Which country is the most expensive country to visit
  3. Which country is the least expensive country to visit
To use the XE site you have to complete these four steps:
Step 1 – Enter the price of the airline ticket in the far left box.
Step 2 – Select the currency you want from the drop down menu in the second box.
Step 3 – Select ‘NZD – New Zealand Dollar’ as the currency in the third box.
Step 4 – Click on the blue button with the white arrow. It will take you to a second page that tells you how the ticket will cost in New Zealand Dollars (NZD).

1. How mus it would cost in New Zealand dollars to fly to each country?

Name of City
Cost of Return Flight Nzd
Canberra, Australia
826 AUD = 863.032 NZD
Tokyo, Japan
147,172 JPY = 1,790.90 NZD
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
7,182 MYR = 2,297.00 NZD
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
7,219 AED = 2,814.33 NZD
Cape Town, South Africa
27,296 ZAR = 2,785.36 NZD
Berlin, Germany
2,182 EUR = 3,267.91 NZD
London, England
1,442 GBP = 2,577.41 NZD
Santiago, Chile
1,582,030 CLP = 3,364.781 NZD
Mexico City, Mexico
90,664 MXN = 6,350.59 NZD
Ottawa, Canada
2,064 CAD = 2,216.60 NZD

2. Which country is the most expensive country to visit?

3. Which country is the least expensive country to visit?


  1. Hi Courtney
    Excellent job on converting the money to New Zealand dollars. Keep up the superb work!

  2. Hi Courtney,

    Converting lots of different currencies into New Zealand dollars can often be very tricky and confusing, so well done on getting all of your ticket prices right! Why do you think somewhere like Australia is so much cheaper to travel to than Mexico?

    If you are ever travelling overseas, then it's a good idea to keep an eye out for ticket sales so you can get the best price. I'm watching out for a sale to Niue later on this year. I've never been before, but I think it would be a wonderful country to visit during the school holidays! Have you ever been overseas before? If so, where did you go?

    I think Mexico would be a fascinating place to visit, but I think Germany would be just as interesting too! Although you may have to save up for a little while to buy a ticket, unless you can find them on a good sale :-)

    I'm really enjoying following your learning journey so far Courtney, keep it up!