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Old 09-19-2016, 11:53 AM
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Question Rent an apartment or a room?

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I'm going to start living in Australia for my new job. My question is this: Is it better to rent a room or an apartment? Is too expensive to rent an apartment? Which option is more common there?

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It might come down to what you can afford, and what part of Australia you are in.

I rented an apartment overlooking the water at the Gold Coast for a while at $330 per week.

But now in another area the 4 bed detached house next door is renting at $300 pw.

But that figure in some other areas may only get you a tiny room.

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It might come down to what you can afford, and what part of Australia you are in.

I rented an apartment overlooking the water at the Gold Coast for a while at $330 per week.

But now in another area the 4 bed detached house next door is renting at $300 pw.

But that figure in some other areas may only get you a tiny room.
Thank you very much for your information, JandE.
I'm going to earn A$ 31.600 per year (more or less) and I my job is in Melbourne. Is it enough for living there?


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Thank you very much for your information, JandE.
I'm going to earn A$ 31.600 per year (more or less) and I my job is in Melbourne. Is it enough for living there?
I know a few people on salaries like that and they all either live at home with parents or share rented houses with 2 or 3 others.

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If you think to rent a house in Suburbs of Melbourne than it is the best decision you have got spacious rooms there. But other services like maintenance, insurance and food is a bit costlier than other States.


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Thank you very much for your information, JandE.
I'm going to earn A$ 31.600 per year (more or less) and I my job is in Melbourne. Is it enough for living there?
At this salary in Melbourne, I think it would be best to either rent a room or share a house or share an apartment.

Having your own apartment would probably be too expensive & the realestate agent (for your own apartment) might not approve your application based on your salary.


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Yes, it is expensive, especially if you are in Sydney, in that case I would recommend to share the rent definitely.


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