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Old 03-15-2012, 03:40 PM
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Hi to all,

I'm planning to move with my family (spouse and 3 kids: 3, 8 and 11) to Australia. There are some chances that the company for which I'm working now can give me support with the visa process. Of course I'll keep on working for the same company but based in Australia (Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney).

So, one of my highest concerns is to know the cost of living in every one of the above mentioned cities supposing that I'll be the only working member of the family. I would like to know an averge salary range (net salary per month) for having a well medium class standard quality of life.

So I'll appreciate a lot if anyone of you could helpe on this! Thanks in advance!!!

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Old 03-16-2012, 10:02 PM
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The cost of living is growing here and because of the strong dollar, it causes huge financial pressure when movng from another country and getting set up. I just cam back here after 8 years away and I'm shocked at how expensive Brisbane has become.

I suggest searching job sites to find similar jobs to yours and see what salary and benefits they are offering. This should give you an idea of what your company might pay you for similar work. Go to:

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These are the most popular job sites. Then, maybe go to the other forums we have here on working and living in Australia to get a better idea of living costs since this site is mainly for visa advice.

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Can I just add that if you are renting you could pay up to $500 a week for a 3 or 4 bedroom house, more in Sydney or near the centre of a city. Petrol is $1.54 a litre for unleaded. A small coffee is $3 or so. Couples earning combined income of $ 60 000 a year are having serious financial struggles now so keep that in mind.

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I would even raise the bar higher, with 3 children, 80k is the minimum regardless of the city.


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I have lived in Melbourne and Perth, originally from Venezuela. In my experience, Melbourne offers you cheaper options for people in a budget compared to Perth. However, if you are not so tight with the budget (I mean you are willing to rent a better house and better school for your children), then, Melbourne is more expensive that Perth.


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Salaries are pretty much the same across the country. Sydney usually offers the highest pay (mining income excepted). However Sydney is the most expensive as well. If you want to rent a 3 bedroom place near the city in most capitals you are looking at around $600 per week. The further from the city the cheaper it gets.

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Thank you all for replying! I wonder now about schools for my kids, how much do I have to pay regarding this concept?


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Thumbs up Hola paisano!

¡Buenas compatriota! Felicitaciones por tu decisión. Con mi esposa estamos en la misma. Aunque proyectando de acá a unos años
¿De que parte sos?
Nosotros estamos en el sur.
Saludos.

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Hola Brian, soy de Santa Rosa, La Pampa pero vivo en Bs.As. hace casi 5 años. Sigo en Inglés así no se ofenden los del foro.

I'm working for a very big automation and control multi-national company and our plans will rely on the job opportunity. If it comes up, it has to be whithin the same company, since I don't think we could afford it without the relocation (visas, airfare and temporary accommodation) help.

Cordial saludo!
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Hola Brian, soy de Santa Rosa, La Pampa pero vivo en Bs.As. hace casi 5 años. Sigo en Inglés así no se ofenden los del foro.

I'm working for a very big automation and control multi-national company and our plans will rely on the job opportunity. If it comes up, it has to be whithin the same company, since I don't think we could afford it without the relocation (visas, airfare and temporary accommodation) help.

Cordial saludo!
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Nice! Please to meet you!
We're living in Caleta Olivia, Santa Cruz, and right now we're gathering money and making some work experience. My wife is getting her degree as Kindergarten teacher this year, and I'm a social worker. We're planning to move in a 2 or 3 years term.
Good luck with your project!
Let's keep in touch via forum.
Cheers!

Brian


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