Hi, just wondered if anyone could guide me on the living costs in Sydney. I am in the process of nogotiating a job with my current employers to work from the Sydney office (right in the harbour). I will also be moving out there with my partner and will need to support all his costs for the first few months. I have a good paid job but I need to ensure that I can earn enough money to support two adults.
Ideally I am looking to rent a spacious two bed apartment within walking distance or a short bus ride to work (I've seen some places that have swimming pools which I would love). I will also want to get a car so I need to know average running costs (this will be used every weekend exploring and heading out of the city to travel). There is mixed information all over the net relating to costs but I have a list of expected items we would have/need;
Two mobile phones
Internet (unlimited broadband preferably)
Food / toiletries / cleaning products
One off items like clothing and furniture i will factor in by saying x amount above the salary I require.
We dont drink alot although we do enjoy the odd drink and at the weekends we plan to be heading to different beaches and surfing, therefore I would say our general costs wont be too high. It is just our core living costs that I need to get a good idea of.
I should receive my offer within the next two weeks so need to be on the ball to ensure I have the funds I require before accepting the position.