Forum Category: Cost of Living

16 Topics

Is 100K enough for a couple in Syndey with these conditions ?

Hi community Thank you for accepting me to this forum, amazing topics over here. I have been offered a job in Sydney with 100.000$ (QA Engineer 7 years experience) as a yearly gross salary. Is it enough for a good living, taking in consideration : - Married and wife is ...

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This is a fantastic forum...we are also looking to move to Australia. My question is: is the grass really greener on the other side?

We intend to sell our home and pack up our house to move over to Australia. Our car is a toyota van 1997 and we were thinking of taking it over in a 20ft container with whatever other belongings we can fit around the car. Is this even possible? We ...

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Kiwi Moving to Melbourne

Hi All, I am in the lucky position of being offered a good job over the ditch and I am currently weighing up my options. I'm not one to bounce around, and if I decide to move from Auckland to Melbourne I'd like it to be a good long term ...

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Cost of living in Australia

What do you need to be able to drive in Australia? How do you buy a vehicle? Are WOF and registration requirements the same as here? Thanks!

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Can someone in Melbourne assist me with the price differences Auckland vs Melbourne?

Hi Im moving from Auckland to Melbourne and trying to work out my outgoings per week monthly bills x2 adults x1 child power/gas currently $220 per month telephone/internet $99.95 per month water $90.00 quartly current petrol price per litre as we are now paying $2.17 sheesh and can you suggest ...

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Does it cost more to ship large appliances than to buy them in Australia?

We are currently contemplating moving our family of 4 from Christchurch to Melbourne. Being a family of 4 we have invested a bit of money over the years in whiteware and furniture, not to mention our plasma TV. I have considered selling most of our large stuff off and putting ...

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How does the cost of food compare to New Zealand?

From what I've heard it varies - e.g dairy products, cereals etc are quite a lot cheaper - but other things can be more expensive, e.g. certain types of breads etc. What experiences have you had over there?

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New Zealand senior citizens moving to Australia with a South African pension.

My parents are New Zealand citizens on a South African pension and will not be working in Australia if we move there. Can anyone offer any info/advice on whether they will face any surprise costs or taxes? General advice about settling in is also welcome. I don't want this move ...

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How much money would you suggest bringing over?

My partner & I are moving to Brisbane early 2013. We were just wondering how much money we would need to bring over though? We do not have any family or friends there so would need to pay for accomodation & find a job asap... Any suggestions would be great. ...

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Do you get more money in your pocket in Australia?

Obviously this is a question with a lot of variables but I keep hearing that wages etc are higher in Aus but that the cost of living is higher also. Would you say you end up about the same as NZ, better or worse off financially?

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What's the cost of living and job prospects like in Perth compared to the other major cities in Australia?

Hi, My family is planning to move to Perth this year, but we heard that the cost of living is high over there. My husband wants to go to Fremantle, is it cheaper to live over there? However, I am more concerned if we could find work easily. Thanks Lei

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Moving on a tight budget - doable?

Hi - We have a job offer but it doesn't include relocation. We would be able to scrape together between 6-8K AUD to move a family of 6 ( 2 adults, 4 kids). Is that enough to get by until the first pay?

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How much money do you need to move to Australia?

Is there a minimum amount of funds you need behind you before you move from NZ to Australia? And do you need proof of it?

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Living costs and finding work in Melbourne

Hey everyone I've been reading through all the questions and have found the information really useful. I'm looking at moving to Melbourne in the next few months to work and have a few questions: 1. How much does it cost on average for rent? I've going by myself, but don't ...

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What's the cost of living in Australia?

What kind of day-to-day expenses am I looking at incurring while living in Australia? I'm looking at moving to Brisbane.

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Which Perth suburbs are the best to live in? And what's the cost of living in Perth compared with Auckland?

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