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Old 11th April 2009, 10:31 PM
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I am sitting in Montreal, just having been sponsored for a position in Carnarvon WA and I was wondering about cost of living there??? Also any tips with regards to being able to find out about rentals/furnished, or how I go about getting information that might help me? It's my first time to Australia, but excited about being sponsored. Still there is so much to find out about!! Just throwing this out there to see if anyone knows anything relevant to Carnarvon!! cheers!)
Have you been through the 'PLEASE READ...' sticky post towards the top of the forum?
That has links to rentals.

Most of the sticky post has info to get people started - Dolly's posts have lists to get you started before you move here and afterwards too

I doubt we'll have cost of living for that particular place but other places are mentioned so see of there is somewhere in WA already listed.

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Thanks Karen for the useful information. Can you please provide some more information. we are a family of four, myself, my husband and two kids. How much is the rent for a 3 BR apartment/House in Sydney. Is the Year 6-7 and Year 2 schooling free in australia or we have to pay.

How much will be the food charges for a family of four.

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Public schools in NSW do require temporary residents to pay a fee (I don't know about PRs.) It's 4500/year for primary and 5500/year for high school. I found this info on a web site (search for Temporary Visa Holders Education Fee)

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Being an ex accountant, I can't help but record figures, so here are my last year totals:

Redlands area of SE Brisbane, 5 bed house, with heated pool.

Annual (monthly) Costs
$6,690 ($558 pm) Car (Running costs for 2 fully owned cars - 3.5ltr and 2.0 ltr )
$2,078 ($173 pm) Clothing
$3,835 ($320 pm) Education ( 1 child at private school)
$1,572 ($131 pm) Electricity (All electric, no gas)
$7,192 ($599 pm) Food & Supermarket shopping (2 adults and an 11 yr old small eater)
$550 ($46 pm) House Insurance
$576 ($48 pm) Internet 10Gb pm at 1512k speed
$2,294 ($191 pm) Medical & Chemist
$1,002 ($84 pm) Phones (inc free calls all over Australia and UK)
$2,028 ($169 pm) Rates (Water and Council)

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Public schools in NSW do require temporary residents to pay a fee (I don't know about PRs.) It's 4500/year for primary and 5500/year for high school. I found this info on a web site (search for Temporary Visa Holders Education Fee)
NSW and ACT are the ONLY two States that charge Temporary Residents for public schooling.

All other States treat most temporary residents the same as Permanent Residents and Citizens.

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melbourne is roughly 2 x the expense of London with the exception of house prices and petrol
In which way is Melbourne twice the cost of London? Could you provide some examples please?

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Food prices are running at 2.5 x UK cost of goods ( logistical costs / population density cited as reason why ?? )
Wine / Beer & Spirit prices ( retail ) currently running at up to 300 % !

Great City , standard of living is far superior to UK ( crime , air quality etc ) but cost of living is a real eye opener !





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Moderators,

I read the complete thread of "cost of living", however, i have this question still troubling me. Do we get the indian spices available easily ? Any chain of stores that provide these spices across brisbane, adelaide or melbourne, or for that matter across Aus? We require lot of these spices on a daily basis.

Most of the posts in "cost of living" thread mentions the prices of non-veg foods, but I'm a veggie , can somone please post some of the prices for veg food also ?

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I read the complete thread of "cost of living", however, i have this question still troubling me. Do we get the indian spices available easily ? Any chain of stores that provide these spices across brisbane, adelaide or melbourne, or for that matter across Aus? We require lot of these spices on a daily basis.

Most of the posts in "cost of living" thread mentions the prices of non-veg foods, but I'm a veggie , can somone please post some of the prices for veg food also ?
Yes you do! Lot's of them! I live in Box Hill in Melbourne. Box Hill is predominantly a chinese area. However, there are 3 Indian stores within a 2 minute walk of my house! And you get everything.

So, be reassured, I am also a vegetarian and you will not have any problems!

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people say, the spices, herbs, rice that you get there is much superior quality thn that in India. When they come to India, they find our spices here shoddy.. most of the good stuff is exported and we in India are left with leftovers
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That's such a relief. Any name of the store is Brisbane, coz my hus and I are planning to move to Brisbane initially, and later maybe to Melbourne or any other place. (ofcourse, we'll have to move to place wherever our job takes us)

How about vegetables, do we get the various kinds of vegetables like in India, i was told that most of it are hybrid variety and doesn't have taste. Moreover, itseems there is less variety of vegetables, like only cabbage, tomatoes, potatoes, spinach (of only one type) and peas. Is this true? My hus is a non-veggie and I'm a veggie , i wish someone could give me the costs of these veggie foods as well.

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