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  1. ScottishJen

    Cost of living in Melbourne

    I totally understand your concerns, i was worried at first too. I think a very important thing is to network and made friends asap as they can make all the difference. My husband joined a local football club and this was a great way to make friends
  2. ScottishJen

    Cost of living in Melbourne

    I imagine you'll be fine as i have previously mentioned there are ways to keep your food bill low i.e farmers markets, aldi etc. Car insurance, petrol various other things are cheaper so i find it evens itself out. We have literally only been here for 3 months, my husband isnt working yet and we are managing to have a fair lifestyle just on my nursing wages. Jen
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    Advice on network making

    I'll most likely do that. Thanks Jen
  4. ScottishJen

    Moving to Melbourne Patterson Lakes ?.

    We're living in Patterson Lakes just jow with family after emigrating 6 weeks ago. Its a beautiful place to live the lake is gorgeous to walk/run and is about a 45 min walk to carrum beach. However if your fairly young and like to eat out and have a few beers i would suggest Mordialloc be more your area, its around 15 dollars in an uber though ao wouldn't break the bank to go to Mordy for the night if you prefer to live Patto Jen xx
  5. ScottishJen

    Cost of living in Melbourne

    We have just moved to Melbourne and thought initially it was expensive but once you start seeing things in dollars rather than pounds that changes. Petrol is far cheaper. Freah meat is cheaper and farmers markets for fresh veggies etc are a god send. We initially thought toiletries were reallt expensive then we found out about the reject shop. Yes the rent of your house is more but so is your earings. If your not planning to live in the center of melbourne or the immediate outskirta you'll be fine. We live 30 minutes by train from flinders and we're doing fine! Good luck and enjoy ( Jen from Glasgow)
  6. Hi folks, My husband and I have just emigrated to Melbourne from Scotland and both loving it so far. We have family here which is great but hoping to find our own way also and to meet new friends. My husband has signed up to a local soccer team and im sure he'll make friends easy that way (men and soccer eh) but i don't really have any hobbies or clubs i could join to network. We're both in our early 30's. Any advice would be great. Jen