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    What salary do you need to live in Brisbane?

    These replies are all really helpful. I guess the main reason for coming would be to have a change in lifestyle, climate etc. However, we would not want to feel like we cannot afford things that we could before, i.e. everything for the kids etc. Would schooling for 3 kids set you back much? Also, with regards to schooling, I have a little boy who will be turing 6 in January and will have already been at school for a year, however I understand that schooling does not start in Oz until kids are 6 years. Does anyone know if any schools would put him in the year above as there would be little point in going over stuff he's already covered. Thanks again for your help.
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    What salary do you need to live in Brisbane?

    HI, thank you for your replies. It looks like 70K to live off may be a bit tight. Perhaps the employer was taking advantage a bit when suggesting that would be a good wage?? We currently spend about £850 a month on mortgage and on our salary of £52k plus child benefit we manage a few foreign holidays a year and a occasionally go out for meals etc. Most of our money seems to get spent on the kids and if we moved out there am a bit worried we wouldn't be able to afford that although we would love the quality of life. Our kids are in a really good school (one of the best in the county) and am a bit concorned that if we moved to a cheaper rental house, the school catchment area would be determined by that?? Thank you all for your help, obviously a lot to think about...:biggrin:
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    What salary do you need to live in Brisbane?

    Thanks, that's really helpful. I was just wondering if that still applies with the increasing cost of living over there?
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    What salary do you need to live in Brisbane?

    Hi, thanks forthose replies. We have an income of about £52k at the moment in UK and are looking for a similar lifestyle. If my husband was to earn about 100,000 aus dollars would this be enough? The last thing we want to do is go out there and not be able to afford to get by. We would probably have a bit of savings to take with us but would not want to spend them all incase we come back in a couple of years. Thanks for your advice in advance.
  5. Hi, I know this is a bit of a big question but we were wondering how much you need to earn to have a reasonably quality of life in Brisbane? (I know it's probably a difficult question to ask!!). We have 3 children (2,4 and 5 years) and we would probably want to live in a nice area and have a comfortable standard of living, run two cars and be able to afford a few luxuries. We keep hearing lots about how the lost of living is a lot more over there so we're just a bit worried that if we moved over there we'd be worse off financially. My husband would be the only one working. I know it's very tricky to say but does anyone have any ideas how much he would need to be earning in Aus dollars? Many thanks for your help in advance.:biggrin:
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    Advice re. cost of living in Sydney

    Thank you for your reply. There seems to be a lot of different things to take into account...bit more research needed...
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    Advice re. cost of living in Sydney

    Hi, we are trying to decide whether to move to Sydney. There is a possibility my husband could be offered a job so we could go with him getting the 457 sponsored visa. However we cannot decide if we will be able to survive financially on his salary. We are a family of 5 (our children are aged 4, 5 and 21 months) and he'd probably be on approximately 100,000 AUS dollars. However, we understand that you have to pay for medical care and schooling (in the first two years?) etc over there and that the cost of living is higher than over here. Any advice/ info would be greatly appreciated.:biggrin: