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  1. Daffyduck

    Salaries

    Adelaide
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    Salaries

    Hi again all, I'll apologise in advance as I'm aware I'm asking lots of questions and being a bit of an information leech. Also, this question probably comes up a lot but circumstances change and the information online is extremely variable. We're progressing our move and my wife has a solid offer and I have a fairly solid one. The salaries are 130-140 & 70-80 respectively. Is this enough to live comfortably? Initially I thought it was but I'm reading a lot of stuff online that says you need to be earning 250k+ to live comfortably. Seems a lot to me so thought I'd seek out some first hand opinions. TIA
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    Suburb recommendations

    Not far off distance wise to the kind of commutes I've been looking at. How long does it normally take?
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    Suburb recommendations

    186, had originally thought about a 190 but some of the job offers include visa sponsorship along with relocation bonus. Though, I know thats a temp 2 year visa which ties you to the employer.
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    Suburb recommendations

    Wow! I knew it wasn't as expensive but not by that much. Cheapest private school here is around $30,000 a year. Had been looking at houses in NP but was put off by proximity to the airport, do you find there's much noise?
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    Suburb recommendations

    Unsure at the moment, it wasn't something we had considered as it's far more expensive here. Though, neither of us are sure about sending the kids to a religious school either.
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    Suburb recommendations

    That's really helpful, thanks!
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    Suburb recommendations

    Hello again all, Slight update on where we are. My wife has had a few formal job offers which would include sponsorship for the visa. However, they are all pretty much around the CBD. One in Seaton, one in Prospect and another in Trinity Gardens. Previously we had wanted to move to the Hallett cove area and all our research has been focussed there, however, the commute from there to any of the options looks pretty bad, Google maps says 40-90 minutes each way. Can anyone recommend any suburbs closer to the areas where the job offers are? We've two young children so looking for somewhere family friendly with a budget of about $950,000.
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    Advice on making decision

    Thanks once again for all your advice everyone. I'm lucky enough to be in a position that my line manager is supportive of a career break. Means we could go and try it for a year or two and still have a job to come back to. So, looks pretty positive so far. Just the difficult conversation with the grandparents next.....
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    Advice on making decision

    The sun sets before 4pm here in midwinter. Glass of wine on the verandah after work sounds lovely!
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    Advice on making decision

    Possibly, I've lived in the South previously and the climate was certainly better than it is where I currently am. Though climate is only one of the reasons we've been thinking of the move, some of them are also related to the employment my wife and I are in. The profession my wife is in is notorious for poor working conditions and poor pay (relative to skill set), seems to be the case for the profession across the whole of the UK. We both work in stressful jobs with a lot of unpaid overtime. The post that looks to be on offer for my wife seems to comes with a far better work life balance as well as remuneration. The work life balance difference between the UK and Australia is a big selling point but it may be one of those things that the reality is far different from the sales pitch
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    Advice on making decision

    It's one of the reasons actually. I live in what is probably the wettest, most overcast and one of the coldest parts of the UK. We can go weeks at a time without any sunshine whatsoever. Come the weekend we're often trapped indoors as driving wind and rain isn't great for the kids. I want them to be able to do after school out door activities all year round.
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    Advice on making decision

    Hi folks, I had posted back last year that my wife and I were considering the move and got some really helpful advice. Now almost two years down the line and pregnancy and the arrival of our daughter put plans for a move on hold. We're now in a position where my wife has a pretty solid offer of employment in Adelaide with sponsorship. The reality seems to have kicked in and now I'm seriously second guessing everything and the thought of taking my children away from their grandparents is causing a lot of anxiety. Is this normal? I had been so sure that this is what would be the right thing for our family to give our kids a chance at a better life. Did anyone else have this? How did you overcome it?
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    Looking for agent

    Hi, Had previously posted a while back asking for some advice on skilled migrant visas, the general consensus was to find a good agent. To that end, can anyone recommend a good agent/agency which offer an initial consultation (not expecting it for free)? Sorry if this is another naive question but Google throws up all sorts of random results and it's always best to get first hand reviews! Oh, and merry Christmas!
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    189 Visa with delayed move

    I hadn't no, thanks for pointing that out. Definitely seems like speaking with a professional is the right way to go!
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