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Old 9th March 2016, 01:13 AM
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Many of us were already in the established stages of our lives back in our country. But then we decided to leave everything behind and move in here where all needs to be started from scratch!!!

I have moved in just one month back, and everything i hear from people just makes me wonder more about what attracts people to this place? What benefits have you seen here that you lacked at your country ? .. .would love to hear from all .

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Many of us were already in the established stages of our lives back in our country. But then we decided to leave everything behind and move in here where all needs to be started from scratch!!!

I have moved in just one month back, and everything i hear from people just makes me wonder more about what attracts people to this place? What benefits have you seen here that you lacked at your country ? .. .would love to hear from all .
I guess one month is too early to ponder over the move. May be give it 12 months. Definitely most of us moved in expectation of better quality of life, the quality could be anything from healthcare to infra to education etc etc
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I guess one month is too early to ponder over the move. May be give it 12 months. Definitely most of us moved in expectation of better quality of life, the quality could be anything from healthcare to infra to education etc etc
hi Ramesh,

i agree that its too early for me to make a statement. but in my quest to adapt to ways here, i am just being curious and want to know from people who have been here for long about the benefits of being in aus when compared to India.

Like for example medicare, definitely great to have those costs covered. but i hear that it has its cons too, like waiting for a slot to open if u need a surgery which is not life threatening and not being able to be admitted to hospital early for something like delivery! i wanna see the bigger picture of the benefits.

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Megha - I am moving in July, would share my experience once I am there but there are few things already -

1. Fresh Air (not polluted like india)
2. Good education for kids.
3. Medical facilitates (Well much better here since you are talking about medicare ..at lest they give us these benefits which are much much better shape if you compare it with the facitilites and time it takes in AIIMS)
4. Good infrastructure
5. More time for family.
6. First world country
7. Less crowd
8. No traffic
9. Parks for kids to play ..lanes for biking
10. Well at least they give us something for the taxes we pay


these are just some which i feel are good....I am also going there would take the feel for next 4-5 months and if it all goes well then its ok else would come back and would start a START UP ...be optimistic....are you in Melbourne or Sydney ?

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Megha - I am moving in July, would share my experience once I am there but there are few things already -

1. Fresh Air (not polluted like india)
2. Good education for kids.
3. Medical facilitates (Well much better here since you are talking about medicare ..at lest they give us these benefits which are much much better shape if you compare it with the facitilites and time it takes in AIIMS)
4. Good infrastructure
5. More time for family.
6. First world country
7. Less crowd
8. No traffic
9. Parks for kids to play ..lanes for biking
10. Well at least they give us something for the taxes we pay


these are just some which i feel are good....I am also going there would take the feel for next 4-5 months and if it all goes well then its ok else would come back and would start a START UP ...be optimistic....are you in Melbourne or Sydney ?
I have not moved yet, but I completely agree with all the points listed by you except for No.3. I think we have very good and affordable medical facilities in India. People from all around the world come to India for treatment.

I am moving to Australia for better quality of life and No.10. Don't want to start a political war, but I gave up dreaming of a better India and I cant imagine a India with RaGa or ArKe as PM
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Agree that the taxes paid are utilized and you can enjoy those benefits everyday. I'm not sure of Sydney but the public transport systems is one of the best in Melbourne.
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Agree that the taxes paid are utilized and you can enjoy those benefits everyday. I'm not sure of Sydney but the public transport systems is one of the best in Melbourne.
But isnt it costly?
Any tram ride costs about 4$ min...I dont know about trains but taxi fares are high as well...

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Main reasons to escape out this problematic country called Brazil and some favor about Australia.....

1) Safety
2) Raise my daughter in better conditions (MUCH better public educational schools)
3) Quality of Life
4) Lifestyle (I'm surfer, Oz has beach in every corner lol)
5) Closer to Asia, Fiji, NZ and Cook Islands!
6) Less traffic and better weather
7) Low levels of corruption
8) First World/Developed country
9) Public Health Care, Transportation, etc.

... and the last one: Koalas and kangaroos! just kidding but I love them

Well, I'd say everything- I'm unhappy where I live. Hopefully, my grant visa is coming soon.
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Wotcher. Its posts like this that make my day. Such optimism. I cannot imagine - what twinkle you must have in your eyes when you think about this fairy land called Australia

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Megha - I am moving in July, would share my experience once I am there but there are few things already -

1. Fresh Air (not polluted like india)
2. Good education for kids.
3. Medical facilitates (Well much better here since you are talking about medicare ..at lest they give us these benefits which are much much better shape if you compare it with the facitilites and time it takes in AIIMS)
4. Good infrastructure
5. More time for family.
6. First world country
7. Less crowd
8. No traffic
9. Parks for kids to play ..lanes for biking
10. Well at least they give us something for the taxes we pay


these are just some which i feel are good....I am also going there would take the feel for next 4-5 months and if it all goes well then its ok else would come back and would start a START UP ...be optimistic....are you in Melbourne or Sydney ?

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But isnt it costly?
Any tram ride costs about 4$ min...I dont know about trains but taxi fares are high as well...
I wouldn't say it's "costly" but it's not cheap either. Every mode of public transport in Melbourne is $3.90 for a two hour fare - trains, trams, buses, it's the same. The maximum daily fare is $7.80 (effectively two trips). If you use public transport a lot, the myki pass at $39 per week is the most cost effective option.

Taxis are not cheap (although this is the case in pretty much any western city), but I've used Uber quite a bit and find that it's vastly cheaper than taxis. A taxi from my house in the inner north to the airport normally costs $55, with Uber it's about $35-40.
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