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Guest NSNO

Hi I have just been offered a position in Perth on 35 AUS dollars per hour and was wondering if this is enough for a decent standard of living in Perth.

 

I am single with no dependents and as I am fairly young would like to live somewhere central and be able to go out a few nights a week, is this feasible on this wage as I know that a pint of beer in Perth is around about £6.50?

 

Thanks in advance

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Hi welcome to the forum and congratulations on the job offer. Have you had a look at our sister forum http://www.perthpoms.com


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Hi NSNO, My son is in Karratha near top end of WA, he is on $32.50 per hour, he has worked for about 5 weeks and managed to save $6k, he said it is one of the most expensive places to live as everything is shipped in but he is doing fine, still managing the nights out also. Hope this helps.


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Guest AlandLucy

$35/hour will get you something like $65000 a year (assuming normal working week etc), take home for that is just shy of $2000/fortnight. You should be fine :)

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Hi NSNO, My son is in Karratha near top end of WA, he is on $32.50 per hour, he has worked for about 5 weeks and managed to save $6k, he said it is one of the most expensive places to live as everything is shipped in but he is doing fine, still managing the nights out also. Hope this helps.

 

Just guessing but is he working 12 hour days, plus allowances, plus accommodation, plus food in a camp?

 

Karratha really is a different world.

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Hi toffee, no he is labouring for a company cannot remember name. He is living on a camp site and buying his own food, I think he is working long hours though, but he said not much else to do there. I think he is trying to get his regional done uo there while it's such good money.


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