Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Summer Learning Journey - Week 1, Day 3, Activity 3 (Bonus Activity)

Bonus Activity - 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.
Name of City
Cost of Return Flight
Canberra, Australia
826            AUD              Australian Dollars
Tokyo, Japan
147172      JPY                Japanese Yen
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
7182          MYR             Malaysian Ringgit
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
7219           AED             United Arab Emirates Dirham
Cape Town, South Africa
27296          ZAR             South African Rand
Berlin, Germany
2182            EUR             Euros
London, England
1442            GBP             Great British Pounds
Santiago, Chile
1 582 030    CLP              Chilean Peso
Mexico City, Mexico
90 664         MXN            Mexican Peso
Ottawa, Canada
2064            CAD             Canadian Dollar
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).
That Countries Currency:
New Zealand Currency:
Canberra, Australia
AUD = Australian Dollars = 826
NZD = 864.559
Tokyo, Japan
JPY = Japanese Yen = 147172
NZD = 1,809.28
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
MYR = Malaysian Ringgit = 7182
NZD = 2,310.54
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
AED = Emirati Dirham = 7182
NZD = 2,822.39
Cape Town, South Africa
ZAR = South African Rand = 27296
NZD = 2,786.89
Berlin, Germany
EURO = Euro = 2182
NZD = 3,277.98
London, England
GBP = British Pounds = 1442
NZD = 2,580.53
Santiago, Chile
CLP = Chilean Peso = 1582030
NZD = 3,368.348
Mexico City, Mexico
MXN = Mexican Peso = 90664
NZD = 6,414.30
Ottawa, Canada
CAD = Canadian Dollars = 2064
NZD = 2,221.76

The most expensive:
The most expensive was Mexico.
The least expensive:
The least expensive was Australia.


  1. Excellent job, Alecia. You are very right to identify Australia as the cheapest destination to fly to from New Zealand and Mexico as the most expensive. It really is pretty costly to fly to Central America, isn't it? I can't imagine having to save almost $6500 in order to fly to a country. I wouldn't have any money left over to spend once I got there if it cost so much just to fly. I have heard that it is a spectacular country, though. Hopefully one day we will have the chance to get there!

    Until then, keep up the great work with your blogging. You are doing such a nice job!