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scumptious posted a topic in Where to Live?Hey all, I was hoping to get some advice on this forum about UK and Oz, and thought what better place to go than Pomsinoz I am trying to weigh up the pros and cons of Sydney vs London I'm from London and moved to Sydney 2 years ago for a change of lifestyle and pace, the weather, beaches and out door lifestyle all were very appealing, so i decided to make the move... Well my circumstances have changed now and my role have come to a close, so my 457 visa is now at critical point where I'd need to find something asap to keep it active.... Roles haven't been coming through so time pressures are accelerating this process of a possible London... So the question i am faced with is should I head back to London or try and stay in Sydney? I miss all London has to offer culturally and of course the Brits! but commuting and weather not missed at all!!!!!! I've also found Sydney not to be the most friendly place especially when single, I also prefer the brits sense of humour Is there anyone on here, that has been in living Sydney as a singleton and moved back to London? How have you found the comparison and experience so far? Also cost of livings and work / life balance? lots to consider! To add to this i am in my mid 30's so no spring chicken! (lol) but i feel that it's easier to meet people in London than here in Sydney, also another contributing factor!!! I am worrying about the stress of London life and sometimes I think that the standard of living is better in Sydney (and possibly in my field better comparable salary), but coming from London, Sydney's feel not half as exciting and much less variety on offer I love the diversity of London - but not the stress. Any thoughts would be gratefully appreciated about how London is now!!!
Doing a straw poll on the pros and cons of life down under here: Please visit and add your comments, so far I've got: The Best Things About Living in Australia Great weather Interesting birds and wildlife Good schools Friendly, funny people Safe and politically stable Great and diverse scenery Swimming in warm ocean and excellent public pools Outdoor Lifestyle, lots of bike and walking tracks Sporting opportunities Camping galore Beaut beaches Surfing all year round $4 clean skin wines from Dan Murphy The Worst Things About Living in Australia Very suburban Skin cancer rates, highest in the world Complicated tax system and high taxes Dangerous wildlife like snakes and spiders Droughts, water shortages and forest fires Cockroaches, in every Queensland rental house apparently Surf Rage incidents and crowded surf breaks Hideous crows cawing at all hours and raiding bins Cheers and good luck everyone:)