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Most well-qualified migrants having good communication skills and prior work experience will eventually find a job here - most manage this within 8-12 weeks of arriving while others may take as long as a year. If you bring enough funds to see you through your first year then life should be a lot easier.

Once you do find a job here then the quality of life is simply incomparable.

I'd much rather earn an average wage ($80k 0r $150k for a couple in IT) and live in Melbourne than live in Mumbai or Delhi, earning say, a crore+ p.a. (??.. from the way some people talk about salaries and job opportunities in India, I am assuming mid-career IT professionals earn in this range).
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I just want to get away from the dystopian nightmare that is the UK and the European Union. Political correctness is a pain in the arse.

At least in Australia, the weather's better and the women are better looking.
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for me it was simple - sunshine and the beach. Couldnt handle bleak London weather any more

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This is no different in Sydney though. Sydney is large, spread across many sq kms. And the increasing population, along with increasing rent ensure that you can't live close to your work more so if you are in a professional office job. Commute of 45 mins - 1.25 hrs one way is pretty normal for everyone and traffic is a part of daily life. Travel might be better than Mumbai in some aspects but not much in terms of time for sure.

All other Aus cities might be different though since travel time won't be that much in say Melbourne or Perth.
Its not about the commutation time, its about the quality of commute.

Anyone of us would any day prefer 1.5 hrs of Sydney Commute as compared to 1 hour of commute in Mumbai Local. Had that not been the case, we would not have joined expatforum .

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Its not about the commutation time, its about the quality of commute.

Anyone of us would any day prefer 1.5 hrs of Sydney Commute as compared to 1 hour of commute in Mumbai Local. Had that not been the case, we would not have joined expatforum .
Thanks for pointing it out. I thought it was also about work-life balance, more so in terms of time left for personal life after work+commute. Sorry if my understanding was wrong.
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Thanks for pointing it out. I thought it was also about work-life balance, more so in terms of time left for personal life after work+commute. Sorry if my understanding was wrong.
It's going to be different for everyone, so I've no idea why you're apologising.

As for why people joined this forum, I've got absolutely no idea what commuting in India is like, so the previous poster doesn't speak for me.
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I just want to get away from the dystopian nightmare that is the UK and the European Union. Political correctness is a pain in the arse.

At least in Australia, the weather's better and the women are better looking.
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Thanks for pointing it out. I thought it was also about work-life balance, more so in terms of time left for personal life after work+commute. Sorry if my understanding was wrong.
Dude ! Don't have to apologize. I thought we were comparing factor of commuting between Sydney and Mumbai.
Good Work Life Balance is definitely the first reason to plan to move to Australia.
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Cheers, bro.

The totally honest reason is that I can buy a house in Melbourne seven times larger than the tiny little place I was living in in Bristol... for the *same* money.

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Cheers, bro.

The totally honest reason is that I can buy a house in Melbourne seven times larger than the tiny little place I was living in in Bristol... for the *same* money.
I was offered a few jobs a few years ago in the UK. Salaries are a joke, and salaries after tax are a cruel joke. Let's not mention salaries after tax AND cost of accommodation !

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