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Old 01-01-2012, 11:11 AM
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$600 for rent per week? That is horrendous price!!! Average 2 bedroom apartment in Sydney suburbs can be rented for less than $400 per week. A house between $450 and $600 per week. If you live within red zone, you will spend $40 per week and have trains, buses and ferries covered with it. I cannot believe that Perth is so much more expensive?


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I don't think that is correct information. $600 per week is crazy. You get cheaper rents in Sydney. Mind Sydney is the most expensive city.

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I suppose it depends on your life style. I currently have the Realestate app on my phone witch allows me to look at property rentals and it all depend on what and where!

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Haha. Well you can get a rent in Sydney of $5700 per week in Double bay but you can't say it is an average rent. One of my friends is in Perth and he rents a one bedroom unit 10 minutes from the city for $310. So I would say a 2 bedroom would be $360 ish

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Rent in Perth like any other city varies greatly, 1 or 2 bedroom apartments in the CBD range from $350 -$700 pw, 3+ bedrooms $800 - ? whatever...skys the limit! Depends on your tatse.

Suburbs are different, currently we rent about 25 mins (train ride) out from CBD, in a 3 brm, 1 bathroom house in an average suburb, nice gardens and in ground pool at $320 pw (includes internet/foxtel) so there are options for cheaper living.

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$600 p/week to me seems mad? Plain mad! I paid $570 every TWO weeks in Perth (weird the way rent was paid every two weeks but anywhos) and I lived only 15 mins from the city in Claremont, a lovely suburb right beside the beach. Strange... But I suppose there are bargains to be found and maybe I was just the lucky one!


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I am from Perth, I would think $600 per week is probably quite expensive for the average person (1 bedroom). Obviously it will depend on which suburb you want to live, how close to the city and/or the beach, how many bed rooms etc. I would think $350ish would be more the price for a 1 bedroom apartment in the city or in its very close surrounding suburbs (West Perth, Northbridge, East Perth) etc.

Depending on if you have a car (you will probably need one!), houses outside of the city and inner city will be cheaper and perhaps more viable.

To the OP, for a 3 bedroom inner city rental (ie basically a townhouse) you may be looking at somewhere around $700-$750 per week. If you go outside of inner city (definitely need a car if thats the case), you can probably get something larger and cheaper (as long as your within relatively good distance of the city, say 15-20 min drive non peak hour and not too close to the beach), you will find something probably a bit bigger for cheaper.

I think your food bill would probably be definitely on the upper end of $150 (maybe even closer to $200) and that is without eating out for dinner!

Perth is an expensive city, definitely on par with Sydney. PM me for more specific details, happy to help!

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Human live in perth earn more money than in Sydney, Cause lots of people work at Mine or other resource factories


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Human live in perth earn more money than in Sydney
These are rare cases IMHO. As far as I know ordinary Sydney citizen earns more than ordinary Perth citizen. Not to mention that head offices of many large companies are usually in Sydney or Melbourne and CEO-s, managers and executives in these places earn a lot more than miners in WA.


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True, but you have to remember that there is a smaller population in Perth and it is also home to a number of executives of small miners and engineers which earn considerable amounts of money. I would highly doubt the average wage in Sydney is much (if any) higher than in Perth. Having said that I dont have figures to back it up.

The cost of living in Perth & wages in Perth are extremely high and only increasing, it is right up there with Sydney.


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