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Old 06-01-2012, 04:40 PM
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cost of living in Melbourne

Hello,

Can anyone please help me to get an idea of the cost of living in Melbourne. I am looking for jobs in Melbourne and an idea of the cost of living will help me determine the expected salary. Specifically what I am looking for is
House Rent (furnished, 1/2 bhk)
Food, Conveyance etc..

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Try going for shared accommodation if you are after furnished. For a room you will probably pay between $150 and $250 depending on quality and location.

As for single units (which in 99% cases come unfurnished) it is probably anything from $300 per week.


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Old 06-06-2012, 11:49 AM
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Thanks Dexter.

Could you please provide a rough estimate of how much it's required for food of 2 persons in Melbourne and if there is anything else (like in UK we have council tax which is around 30% of House rent abd adds considerably to the living expenses)

Some guestimate regarding conveyance / gas-electricity bills will be helpful too !!

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Anubrata,

Real Estate, Property, Land and Homes for Sale, lease and rent - realestate.com.au will give you an idea of the current rental market in Melbourne.

When it comes to food, you can pay very little in Melbourne if you ask around and learn to shop properly, or you can pay a great deal if you limit yourself to buying groceries only at the nearest supermarket. There can be up to 10x price difference between buying an eggplant at Coles and at Dandenong Market at closing time on a Saturday afternoon!

As to expenses other than food and bills, we have no 'extra' taxes. Life in Melbourne can be as cheap or as luxurious as you want it to be.


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You may need to pay some bills - electricity, gas, phone. No council, water or strata.

Food - count $50 - $80 per week per person (depends if you eat out or at home)


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you can opt to rent a room instead of a house which is around 200 a week, for a very decent room.

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I heard my riend told me that eating out for a fastfood or restaurants are very expensive. Is that true?


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It depends where you go... as with anywhere.

Myself and my partner eat out at an Asian restaurant once a week and it costs us $10-12 per meal. I went to Box Hill and stuffed my face on chinese dumplings for $8, literally couldnt eat anymore.

On the flip-side myself and my partner went to a European restaurant this weekend in the CBD and 1x drink each, starter, main and dessert $150.00

I would estimate that most run-of-the-mill resturants average $15-$25 for mains.

Fast food is quite expensive... if you buy a meal at macca's, kfc, hungry jacks (burger, chips and a drink) you wont get any change from $10.


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Hi,

I am planning to move to Melbourne by this year end. Can you please help me understand what would be ideal income for decent living in Melbourne. Is $50K annual package is enough for small family, myself, wife and kid ?

My lifestyle is not very luxurious, please help.

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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.

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