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Cost of living in Canberra - Australian Capital Territory


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Old 01-24-2013, 10:52 PM
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Cost of living in Canberra - Australian Capital Territory

Canberra is probably one of a handful of cities which springs to mind if you are looking to move to Australia. But what is the cost of living in Canberra compared to the likes of Sydney? What are the prospects for the region?

Tell us your experience of the cost of living in Canberra and if you have been researching the area please share you findings with us. The cost of living in your new found homeland is something which you cannot ignore but it needs to be considered against employment in the area, prospects, etc.

There really is a lot to think about!


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i did these figures recently they might be useful. We are a family of 4, 2 kids age 1 and 3 in an oldish 4 bed house with gas heating,water and electric cooking. We also have air con for summer....based on last years bills

$2,166
rent (500 pw)$1,300
food and petrol (300 pw)$112
electric per month$133
gas per month$70
water per month$260
schooling ($30 pw per child Rosary Primary Watson )$56
car registration/3rd party insurance(VW Passat) per month$38
car insurance (AAMI comprehensive insurance on 1998 VW Passat) PM$17
house contents insurance (based on value of $52000 from NRMA)PM$93
phone/tv/ISP per month
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