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Wow that's crazy prices for Sydney rent, no wonder u southeners all move up to qld lol. For that money in Brisbane u get a massive house

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Wow that's crazy prices for Sydney rent, no wonder u southeners all move up to qld lol. For that money in Brisbane u get a massive house
It's pretty expensive but we were a 10 minute walk to the city centre and right near the harbour. It was a huge place and I loved being able to walk everywhere.

We worked it out that because we didn't pay anything for transport or any extra cost for bills it was as cheap as when we were living in a tiny room 15 minutes by train from the city centre...

I've heard Queensland is really cheap for living costs, I might have to try living up there for a bit when my man is allowed back into the country.

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Yeah I must agree with Dexter..

My wife and I have just bought a semi in North Bondi and I must admit not only from a property point of view but the eastern suburbs is just ridiculously expensive!

My sister, brother in law and nephews and nieces live in Melbourne and its far more affordable there. Not even from an area point of view but in general.. Food, property, living expenses etc...

Sydney is awesome but very very expensive.!


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Thank you for the information all!


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My partner and I were living in Pyrmont and here's our expenses for the two of us.
$425 a week for rent for a large room with ensuite in a shared house which included all our bills.
$100 a week on food
$200 a week on entertainment
$25 a week on mobile phones
We walked everywhere but would occasionally spend $20 a week on transport costs
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Wow that's crazy prices for Sydney rent, no wonder u southeners all move up to qld lol. For that money in Brisbane u get a massive house
Is it me, or are those prices really good? A few years ago, I was looking at apartments around the Epping/Eastwood/Carlingford area and the cheapest I could find were around $400 for a 1/2 bedroom apartment. $425 in Pyrmont seems outstanding.

High prices in Sydney is one attractive reason to move out of NSW and to any other state for work.


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The OP is sharing a room with ensuite.....not a complete apartment....:-(

Sydney rents will continue to climb as demand is strong - especially in inner city areas.
This is mainly due to employment opportunities and lifestyle locations that other states do not have.

The simple rule is "the further away (from the CBD) the cheaper"......but then the commuting time/cost can be a strong disadvantage.

Try to work & live local to your employment - easier all round.

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The OP is sharing a room with ensuite.....not a complete apartment....:-(

Sydney rents will continue to climb as demand is strong - especially in inner city areas.
This is mainly due to employment opportunities and lifestyle locations that other states do not have.

The simple rule is "the further away (from the CBD) the cheaper"......but then the commuting time/cost can be a strong disadvantage.

Try to work & live local to your employment - easier all round.

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Oh. I certainly missed that. Sorry. Now it makes more sense.

Close proximity to work isn't necessary, but being close to reliable transport is.


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Commuting for work is often wasted time....time out of your life.

I recommend being not more than 30 minutes away if you are a fixed location worker.

Different of you are casual/on call or mobile service industry....then you need to be flexible......spend the hours in the traffic...:-((

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Since the early 70's cost of living in Sydney is more expensive than Melbourne, many people said if you want to safe money live in Melbourne. Back in the early 90's food in Sydney was cheaper than Los Angeles, but year after year is catching up and now everything is more expensive than Los Angeles. The only cheap in Sydney is your health fund which the bigger portion covered by medicare.


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