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Living Cost in Melbourne for Survive

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Old 11-03-2011, 07:59 AM
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Living Cost in Melbourne for Survive


Anyone can advice me what is the minimum living cost in Melbourne for a family like me ( 2 adults & 2 kids, 1 & 3 years old). I'm not talking about the luxury life, is just about the basic needs.

Also, we are foreigner, anyone can advice us what is the medical fees in Melbourne?

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If you dont have Medicare, health insurance will cost a bit. Check out Private Health Insurance - iSelect for health quotes

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You have got two kids and you will have to take privet health cover... So your total cost would be around $3500 to $4000 monthly.... It includes food, rent, bills & health cover.

Make ur budget accordingly, hopefully it might help you


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Old 10-12-2012, 01:43 PM
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Hi living cost in Melbourne per month

2 bed unit 1400
Bills Internet 70
Electricity 75
Gas. 30
Water 30
If u hv car then fuel 250
Private Medical 2+2 comes around 700
Mobiles 2 person 120
Food 400 depends
Car insurance 60

Cut to cut around 3600

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Rent really depends on the suburb - when you say "Melbourne" do you mean the city or the city AND suburbs? We live in the western suburbs and here you can get yourself a small house (slightly bigger than a unit) for about $1200 a month - mind you it won't be a palace but it will have space and be in a decent enough area for the kids. It all depends on where you need to be for work and how you want to get to work as well.

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What if we compare melbourne, perth and sydney?
Can anyone advice?

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I think i have same question with nemesis, how about if i work in melbourne, but i want to live in perth or sydney, cost will higher or not?

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Hi there thanks alot for the post...............

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Hi, first thing first, get yourself and your family some health insurance, medical expense here in melbourne is very high. insurance money is something you cannot avoid, and the living cost is hard to say because it really depends on your daily needs, but there is a very useful page which can perfect answer your question about cost of living in melbourne.

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