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Hi everyone,

Just wanted to know how affordable it is to travel from AU to the rest of the world ?
We currently living in the UK and as u can imagine its rather easy to get around to the rest of Europe, the States, even Africa ( just an overnight flight)
My husband has managed to get a really good job offer and even though we have no pressing need to leave the UK, the surprising opportunity to move to AU seems one to definitely consider.
Besides the smaller properties, the weather, we quiet settled here and most importantly we love the idea of being able to travel with our 2 girls when the opportunity arises. Now in saying that we dont travel often & try to make a big trip every 2yrs but how realistic will this be moving to the ' other side of the world'
How affordable is it ?
Now that the youngest child is going on 4, travelling is proving to be alot easier, so realistically we could now travel at least once a year, whether that be a quick weekend EU/ city break or a bigger trip.
Just waying up the options right now so if u could give me any insight, that would be good.

Thanks Lee
 

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It's possible and people do it but it's not as affordable as Britain. Flying to Africa from Australia is a pain in the ass though. Infact the Perth Johannesburg route is known internally within SAA as "the rip off route" but flying into Asia is about the same as it would be in the UK. New Zealand is affordable and the US can be reached easily from the east coast.

I would visit Australia before considering a move there If I you don't mind living in Britain, could be a massive mistake. Many people migrate here but many also go home quickly.
 

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Hi Leelie,
I would have to agree with Weebie has posted that traveling to other countries from Australia would likely be expensive. I currently live in the US and the cheapest fare that I got was during the winter months in Australia which was around the July time frame that cost around $1600. But if I go in the summer season like December, I have seen it be like $2500 & above. While traveling to a Southeast Asia, I can get a rate for around $1800+ depending how early I purchase the ticket in advance. Check out some airline websites and just put some dates to see how much tickets would cost to travel from Australia to the other country.

As you stated above, your family being located in the UK gives an advantage to visit the countries you mentioned. But then again, living in Australia, you can probably visit the Asian countries that probably will cost more coming from the UK since it's further?

Also, keep in mind if you haven't already searched that majority of people have said that cost of living in Australia is higher than the country they may have come from. There are some posts on this forum that has questions about cost of living. Some posts give breakdowns of approximate rent, food,etc. in some cities to provide to people to know what to sort of expect.
 

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As I have stated before in other posts - if like us you are prepared to return to the UK at least once a year then it doesn't have to be expensive at all - on your initial flight out don't get a single - get a return - then that way you will always have a spare flight to come home and more importantly you will always be booking from the UK at £800/£900 instead of a rip-off $2500 from Oz - not rocket science but it works !! Set your return date 12 months in the future and it will cost you £50 to change to your preferred date - Sorted !!!
 

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Thank you all for your replies...just as I was thinking & now need to decide now what we will do. Yes have looked at cost of living in OZ & it is more expensive & saving is so important to us, so looks like we have alot to consider.

Appreciate your time
 
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