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Old 03-12-2016, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Cam Ward View Post
Depends where you want to live. In the city or city fringe can be very expensive and you should look at finding a share house. You would need a job earning 50K per year to cover all expenses and have some kind of life to live in the city or city fringe.
for a family of 4 ( husband,wife and 2 school going kids) what is the minimum cost of living including all the expenses you think would justify?

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Old 03-13-2016, 08:19 AM
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Agreed. $200 rent average for a single room. $300 on shopping a month. $50 a week in leisure. A cafe job close to your place, in which you can eat, will be a great way to save money, even if they pay you $3 less dollars an hour than other jobs.

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Living in Melbourne, I've paid $600/wk for a 2BR apartment in South Yarra on the 13th floor of a huge development with city views and pool and gym, but I have many friends who live in Brunswick/Footscray (only a few minutes farther from the CBD) and pay $300 for a flat in a small unit block. You don't have a view or a gym or a spa, but maybe that's not as important to you. Like everyone has said, living in Melbourne CAN be expensive, but definitely doesn't have to be.

The best money saving tip I could provide would be to rely on public transport for commuting. My partner sometimes pays $25/day to park in the city for work, not to mention the fuel costs of starting and stopping in traffic. On the other hand, I pay $7.80 a day to get anywhere on the train/tram/bus network, which runs pretty much nonstop anywhere you could ever need to go.

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Old 09-22-2016, 10:19 AM
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I know that this post was written in 2013. Thats why my question is: how expensive is Melbourne nowadays?
I'm going to earn 36k per year. Is it enough now?

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Old 09-26-2016, 09:16 AM
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Is Melbourne cycling friendly? It's not only the cheapest form of commuting but also the healthiest.

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