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Quite a scary post. Ok I did my studies in Oz and was there for two years. I had a part time job in Coles and most of the other employees were full time. The full time worker were earning about 4000 per month and many with faimilies. My question is how were they surviving. Going with pertliving's stat's they would have perished. I have also been to their Saturday BBQ parties and they did lead a decent life.
Many people exaggerate the situation, the story perthliving mentioned about his friends sounds to me like bad financial decisions rather than Australia being this money sucking scary place.

If one is a chef earning below average pay, why on earth would you go ahead and take a $380K mortgage ? That alone should be self explanatory

While i'm fortunate to be earning fairly well, i can assure you that you don't need a 160K minimum to survive in Australia. Yes Australia is possibly one of the most expensive places to live on the planet, but the vast majority of people earn an average of $55-$60K, so if you earn anything above that, it already puts you well ahead the rest of the population.

If you're good with budgeting, and generally smart with money (like renting within your means instead of taking a $500K 35 year mortgages on a low wage) you'll do fine.
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It all depends on your living style. As a rule of thumb, you will do good if your rent is one third of the weekly income. So if you calculate your net weekly income, then see what areas you could afford to rent a place, and see if it will suit you.
Agreed, rent as 1/3 of your income is a v good strategy to insure you have enough left over money for budgeting.

Although it has become fairly common for Australians to spend 50%-70% of their income in rent/mortage alone, recent studies and research have pointed to this being a growing and alarming issue.

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Is the employer providing Medical Insurance?

457 visa holders cannot access Medicare, and medical insurance is an extra cost that has to borne by either you or the employer. You will have to pay full rate for child care(around 110$ a day). Again, school fees are at full rate for 457.

With 115K per year, super = 9% , that would mean your pay would be roughly around 105K per year, after tax that would be around 65-70K per year which is around $1300 odd per week.

Per week in Sydney: (assuming you will work near the city/CBD)
Rent = 400$-500$ per week (1-bedroom apt) (unless you want to live 40Kms away from CBD, then it will be around 300-400$)
Weekly travel ticket (public transport for one person) = 40-50$ (if you live 40km away, this jumps higher)
Utilities (elec/gas, internet, phone) = 40-50$
Car (petrol (assuming you dont drive much) + insurance + rego) = $50 (the assumption is that you will travel to work by public transport, in case you wish to drive to CBD workplace, then you will have to cough up parking fees of minimum 60-80$ per day, 5-15$ per hour)
Medical insurance = $30-$50


hi VIRUSME -

Saw the helpful post (above) made by U.
I had a question -

Whats the actual cost for even the most basic/elementary Private-Medical Insurance for a migrant / non-PR in Sydney ?

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Agreed, rent as 1/3 of your income is a v good strategy to insure you have enough left over money for budgeting.

Although it has become fairly common for Australians to spend 50%-70% of their income in rent/mortage alone, recent studies and research have pointed to this being a growing and alarming issue.
I read a financial article about the looming risk in Australia's economy where major banks have 60% exposure to housing segment, and housing prices are over inflated.

What is the peoples perception about housing and Oz economy in general?

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Guys it's all about the will to survive and make yourself happy with your income by properly budgeting it. If you go for big time borrowing to buy houses and expensive cars and get yourself into a debt trap it's your fault. We should not forget we're are immigrants and are trying to carve out a future in a new country so we should not stretch beyond our means. Our goal should be a decent job, reasonable salary and our prosperity should be evolutionary and not think of windfall gains or big salaries. Hard work, perseverance and patience always pays on a long run. Entering a adopted country with a negative thought that you may not survive will only lead to disasters economically and emotionally.
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Hi everyone,

For those of you already in Australia do you want to share you basic cost of living figures?

Say the State you are in, area if you want to, and the number of people...

South Australia, South East (Mount Gambier), 2 adults - per month:

Food - A$550
Electricity - A$70
Gas - A$65
Water - $62 (if renting this may be paid by the landlord)

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Guys it's all about the will to survive and make yourself happy with your income by properly budgeting it. If you go for big time borrowing to buy houses and expensive cars and get yourself into a debt trap it's your fault. We should not forget we're are immigrants and are trying to carve out a future in a new country so we should not stretch beyond our means. Our goal should be a decent job, reasonable salary and our prosperity should be evolutionary and not think ofllll windfall gains or big salaries. Hard work, perseverance and patience always pays on a long run. Entering a adopted country with a negative thought that you may not survive will only lead to disasters economically and emotionally.
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Hi Guys,

I am new to this thread. Just came across a site that provides good comparison cost of living and other stuff. Though it would be helpful-

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I am agree with your point. If you are already settled and you want to keep your house clean, then it will be cost very low i.e $25.

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Hi.

(1) Can someone post the approximate cost of living per week in Fremantle?
(2) Approximate cost per week of a decent accommodation?

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