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Hi ,

How much will cost for a single person in Melbourne, i don't expect to do extravagant things ..bare minimum to live an average life until finding a job.

how much will it cost for the below ?

Rent (Single studio apartment)
Food
Public transport
electricity
water
gas
broadband internet

Your input is highly appreciated...:spit::confused2:
 

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Hi ,

How much will cost for a single person in Melbourne, i don't expect to do extravagant things ..bare minimum to live an average life until finding a job.

how much will it cost for the below ?

Rent (Single studio apartment)
Food
Public transport
electricity
water
gas
broadband internet

Your input is highly appreciated...:spit::confused2:
Rent - check out domain.com.au. Single, studio, unfurnished about ~$300 per week.
Food - budget about $150 per week, if you don't eat out
Public transport - check out metlink.com.au, looking about $40 per week but depends on how regularly you will use it.
Electricity - budget about $1.20 per day
Water - budget about $1 per day
Gas - budget about $15 per month, depends how much you like to cook!
Internet - check out iinet.com.au - about $60 per month.

Don't forget health insurance if you are over 31. This is another $80 per month.
 

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That amounts to around 2100 AUD per month, correct?
 

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Rent 300 onwards, closer to the city, more you pay
Food 100 per week, no eating out
Public transport 180 per month for a monthly pass
electricity 40-60 per month
water 20-25 per month
gas 30-50 per month
broadband internet 60 per month
 

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Rent 300 is per week or per month?

anj1796, whats a total one month expense for a single person? 2500 or 1200?
 

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300 per week, for a single person it should around 2000 bux
 

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Hi, ive finally decided to accpet an job in Melbourne , at appox 52k dollars p.a
as above im not looking to be mr big spender but what will be the whole living costs be like can i live on that?????
MOST importantly cause i'll be rentimg will i have to pay local tax e.g council tax??
Plz can some one shed some light on this thanks
 

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52k isnt much but one can live off it.if you spend wisely, you might even be able to save some. normal household expenditure is about 2k pm for a single person, add 3-400 for every additional member. when I came my expenditure was 1800 which has now become 3-3.5k, i wonder how at times
 

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Highly variable depending on where you stay. I lived of $22k per annum from my scholarship. Lived in a s*** suburb though.
 

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Thanks I'm hoping it is abit more than 55k, I was also told that I'll be paid weekly as they normaly do in Australia, so if that's true I'm sure I can manage to save quite a far ammout.
 

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Also with the help from everyone on here also I should be ok.
Stay tuned for more questions
Thanks guys and gals
 

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included everything, my rent was 1400 pm, power gas and water combined at around 120-130, that time i was not working so my daughter was home with me, once she started childcare, her expense alone was 1000 bux. grocery etc was around 300-400 pm
 

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Hi anji 1976 can you tell me much about the 457 visa or if any one can shed light on it, and council tax???
If I'm renting will I pay council tax/ area tax or land tax ??
Thanx
 

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Done done and done I've got the job im gonna be based at moorabbin Victoria any info plz soo happy to get out of the UK
 

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Hi All,

Seems like this thread is fairly active, so thought i would pop a post up!

Work are sending me to Melbourne in the next month, they will be paying for my accommodation (I assume this includes water, gas, electricity - to confirm) and I will continue paying my home rent (£700 pm).

I have worked out that after home rent deductions I will be taking home $4236 p/m which will cover everything excluding accommodation. My girlfriend is looking to come with me, but she will not have an income unless she finds a part-time job over there, which I'm guessing the wage wont be great.

So basically, bottom line, will we both be able to love "comfortably" in Port Melbourne on $4236 p/m?

I look forward to a reply.

Thanks,

Dan
 

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Hi All,

Seems like this thread is fairly active, so thought i would pop a post up!

Work are sending me to Melbourne in the next month, they will be paying for my accommodation (I assume this includes water, gas, electricity - to confirm) and I will continue paying my home rent (£700 pm).

I have worked out that after home rent deductions I will be taking home $4236 p/m which will cover everything excluding accommodation. My girlfriend is looking to come with me, but she will not have an income unless she finds a part-time job over there, which I'm guessing the wage wont be great.

So basically, bottom line, will we both be able to love "comfortably" in Port Melbourne on $4236 p/m?

I look forward to a reply.

Thanks,

Dan
If you're not paying rent out of that money and that's after taxes, then yes, I'd say you could live quite comfortably on that amount. I mean, what else would you be spending this $4000+ a month on??
 

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Thanks for the replies guys.

Yeah good point, what else would i spend it on? ha

Girlfriend was just worrying a bit that she will be living out of my pocket and that we might struggle paying for 2 people!

Concerns over now, better get that PS4 on order :p
 
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