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Old 04-06-2015, 08:43 AM
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If you could give someone one piece of advice when moving to Australia after a visa has been granted what would it be? I'm particularly interested in those U.S. citizens who have moved here.

I often joke with my fiancÚ about the number of times he goes to Walmart late at night and tell him he better get that out of his system now because 1. we don't have Walmart here lol and 2. our shops aren't as big or open late at night like that.

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Hi!

If you could give someone one piece of advice when moving to Australia after a visa has been granted what would it be? I'm particularly interested in those U.S. citizens who have moved here.

I often joke with my fiancÚ about the number of times he goes to Walmart late at night and tell him he better get that out of his system now because 1. we don't have Walmart here lol and 2. our shops aren't as big or open late at night like that.
Taxes are literally on everything. Minimum wage is much higher, but everything is more expensive.

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Watch out for the drop bears ha ha ha ha ha

Oh and be careful crossing the street - given that Aussies drive the other side of the road to the USA it can take some time getting used to it

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K-Mart Mt Druitt is open 24/7.

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Hi!

If you could give someone one piece of advice when moving to Australia after a visa has been granted what would it be? I'm particularly interested in those U.S. citizens who have moved here.

I often joke with my fiancÚ about the number of times he goes to Walmart late at night and tell him he better get that out of his system now because 1. we don't have Walmart here lol and 2. our shops aren't as big or open late at night like that.
No experience of being in U.S but i know clothing n cosmetics are quite affordable there as compared to aussie being very expensive in OZ, so if hve to move from u.s to aussie , so one should shop more from U.S

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Taxes are literally on everything. Minimum wage is much higher, but everything is more expensive.
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Watch out for the drop bears ha ha ha ha ha Oh and be careful crossing the street - given that Aussies drive the other side of the road to the USA it can take some time getting used to it
Lol! And those kangaroos we all have as pets? Lol.

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K-Mart Mt Druitt is open 24/7.
There are some that are 24hrs but are no comparison to the size of Walmart.

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No experience of being in U.S but i know clothing n cosmetics are quite affordable there as compared to aussie being very expensive in OZ, so if hve to move from u.s to aussie , so one should shop more from U.S
I think that's definitely a bit of a shock for people from the U.S. when they move here, our clothes, shoes etc are so much more expensive.

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1. Don't make comparisons between countries.
2. Don't think moving will fix any of your problems
3. Make sure your not wearing rose tinted glasses when you arrive

Just three bits of advice id give to anyone migrating. A lot of British especially seem to think Australia is Britian with sun and forget that Australia is a country in it's own right - it will have it's own positives and negatives and if you get stuck on comparing everything to back "home" you will never settle and be happy. Gone are the days where Australia is the land of opportunity.

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1. Don't make comparisons between countries. 2. Don't think moving will fix any of your problems 3. Make sure your not wearing rose tinted glasses when you arrive Just three bits of advice id give to anyone migrating. A lot of British especially seem to think Australia is Britian with sun and forget that Australia is a country in it's own right - it will have it's own positives and negatives and if you get stuck on comparing everything to back "home" you will never settle and be happy. Gone are the days where Australia is the land of opportunity.
Very sound advice Engaus, thank you!

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