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shockeR? ireland is expensive as well.. food and general commodities but rent is relatively more cheaper..tax and other pay related insurance(s) are crucifying...

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We have found Australia to be MUCH more expensive than Ireland. For example our weekly grocery bill is exactly TWICE what it was in Ireland. Rent is also more expensive as are clothes, insurance, shoes, utilities, the list is endless. Depends what you are coming from I guess and your salary and situation etc.

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hi aoife!! well with ireland's economic climate now you lose the value of your money plus the introduction of the new deduction scheme after the new budget it added the burden everybody is already carrying, but its not just money the reason for my big move but the distance to where i'm from..

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Impressive list... thanks for sharin

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Hi
Just found this site and it has answered just about "everything" we have had questions about. We have some Kiwi friends that moved ten years ago which have been great help, but this is wonderful. Thanks for all the web sites.


We have moved almost two years ago from the US to New Zealand (husband is a kiwi) beautiful country but that's about it, way to costly!!! It sounds like Austalia has taken the best of the US and combined what they feel are the "good things for the people". We are looking at relocating to Melbourne area...looking to rent a farm if possible or a lifestyle block. We are not city folks!

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it is 40 kgs each adult, 10 kg for infants. plus 7 kg hand luggage. this applies for first time travel post getting the visa. not sure if it applies for one way ticket or when one goes for validating. but you have to inform the flight/travel agent while booking the ticket about PR
does this apply to any airlines??

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most airlines give extra baggage for migrants. you have to check with the airlines how much do they give, it is usually double for migrants
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[QUOTE=Dolly;15652]Register for electricity/gas (online)



Car Insurance

Registration (rego) includes a compulsory insurance, known as the Green Slip, to cover Injury to third parties. It covers the owner or driver of the motor vehicle in the event of an accident against any legal liability or obligation that they may have to anyone that they injure, it only covers personal injury and NOT damage to other property, cars etc. Most people take out insurance on top of this, similar to the cover they would have had in the UK.

Fully comprehensive insurance is usually cheaper than you would expect to pay for the same cover in the UK, and if you find the right company they will honour your UK no claims (make sure you brought evidence of it with you). You may not be required to ce evidence of your no claims to take out the insurance, but if you have an accident you are likely to be asked for it, so it is advisable to keep it on file.





HI Dolly,

In regards to the Insurance section. I have a question: I have a U.K Drivers license and just recently I got 6 points on my U.K license also a motoring conviction in regards to NO Insurance. My friend did not have his car which I was driving insuranced so I got done for it. But I have 5 years no claim bonus however. So when I take out Insurance will I have to declare the U.K 6 points on my U.K license? I know in the U.K this will push my insurance up. But being in Australia will this U.K motoring conviction be linked? I presume I will be starting from sctrach in Australia right?

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Hi,

Any points you have on your UK driving licence will remain on that licence. It will have no effect on your Australian driving licence.

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