Heading to NZ for the season this year for Ski instructing. I have not spent a season in NZ, but have two international seasons (US and Canada). I have job offers at both locations but housing in Queenstown looks to be a nightmare. Currently I see rooms going for on average $250 a week + utilities for a single. Methven looks much more reasonable but doesn't appear to have the social atmosphere of Queenstown. As someone who has not worked in New Zealand before, is Queenstown affordable with the NZ wage? Especially given an instructor hourly rate and quantity of work, this is a concern. I would really love a social experience but at what cost? I am still in Canada and will not be arriving until May. Any thoughts and advice would be greatly appreciated.