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Right then, have tried to collate some gen from other posts and sites. Let me know if the numbers are wrong. Wide variation for different areas, especially Sydney!!!

 

Mortgage

$2600 per month ($260000 mortgage).

 

Rent

$1000-1800 per month for 3 or 4 bed house in decent area and good condition.

$2000+ in some areas (Sydney)

 

Council Tax/Rates

Water normally included, $100 per month. Not always payable when renting.

 

House Insurance

$50 per month, depending on property.

 

Contents Insurance

$30-40 per month for average house.

 

Medical/Dental Insurance

$75 per month, family of 4.

 

Car Insurance

$40-60 per month family car.

 

Car Rego (tax)

$40 per month family car.

 

Food

$800-1000 per month family of 4

 

Telephone/Broadband

$100-130 per month as a package.

 

Mobile

$35-50 per month average package.

 

TV

$100 per month for satellite tv.

 

Electricity

Varies considerably, from $100 per Quarter to $75-110 per month.

 

(Girls Haircut & Colour)

($170 if you live in Perth)

 

Total

$1435-1720 per month not including mortgage/rent or Medical Insurance or Girls haircuts

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I guess it will vary from state to state and also from week to week. Petrol varies daily. Tim isn't available for a couple of weeks.

 

Ali


I just want PIO to be a happy place where people are nice to each other and unicorns poop rainbows

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Guest Impatient

Updated with some numbers - feel free to correct, add as required

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Guest billy braveheart

Hi Imp

 

Great thread much appreciated by those who arn't here yet and just goes to show different states etc heres mines in Perth

 

Mortgage : if bought at time 2 months ago $1900 for 4 & 2 with pool

 

Rent: $380 per week 4 & 2 without pool 1 year old

 

Water: for just less that 3 months $43 renting

 

Contents Insurance: as renting I agree with your quote (not got yet)

 

Car Insurance : OH got Mitso Trydon Ute thingy BIG $48 per month Me new Kia Rio $40 per month fully comp both

 

Medical & dental not done yet dont see the point to be honest

 

Car Rego: 6 monthly approx $1000 for both above approx

 

Food yep family of 4 approx $1000 per month

 

Telephone/Broadband: $100 per month

 

Mobile: $30 per month Optus

 

TV: got normal OZ tv as Foxtel is mince not worth the money

 

Electricity: Just got first Bill in for $42 per 3 months

 

Gas : Pay $35 per month

 

 

Dont have a calculator handy but you can do the sums & rem if you have kids add on approx $1000 per year schools fees ex cluding uniforms and then there's clubs etc

 

Janette

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Guest SAINTHURLOCK
Right then, have tried to collate some gen from other posts and sites. Let me know if the numbers are wrong:

 

Mortgage

$2600 per month ($260000 mortgage)

 

Rent

$1000-1800 per month for 3 or 4 bed house in decent area and good condition.

 

Council Tax/Rates

Water normally included, $100 per month

 

House Insurance

$50 per month, depending on property.

 

Contents Insurance

$30-40 per month for average house.

 

Medical Insurance

Any ideas?

 

Dental Insurance

Any ideas? Is this covered under medical?

 

Car Insurance

$40-50 per month family car.

 

Car Rego (tax)

$40 per month family car.

 

Food

$800-1000 per month family of 4

 

Telephone/Broadband

$100-130 per month as a package.

 

Mobile

$100 per month average package.

 

TV

$100 per month for satellite tv.

 

Electricity

$75-110 per month.

 

Total

$1435-1720 per month not including mortgage/rent or Medical Insurance

 

Not sure what area your thinking of but if your talking sydney then your a bit off with the rent,our 2 bed modest bungalow with garage and garden in northern beaches is $495 pw and thats a bargain. Mobile phone you can spend $29 vodaphone cap and get $150 worth of calls/texts (plenty). satt tv -wouldnt bother..its all gash.

..elect -$100 per quarter, NO council tax if your renting, car insurance fully comp on a 3 door 1.8 hatchback with 65%no claims $55 per month,private health/dentist insurance $73 per month, all the others are about right id say. reckon youd need to be bringing home min $5000 -6000 per month to live in Sydney as a family of 4.

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Hi Mr Imp,

 

After having a chat with our rental agent she gave us the following information:

 

  1. In Victoria you don't pay council rates if you are renting.
  2. Water - If the property is a unit with several on the block you won't always be responsible for paying the water rates if it is a rental property. It all depends on whether the owner had individual water meters put in. If they didn't, you are not necessarily going to be charged water rates. We have an individual water meter so we copped the charges!

We have a 3 bed unit, beach side in Mornington and pay $320 a month rent.

 

Felicity


Felicity + Michael - We're 'Pozzies' - Happy and Lovin' it!

Melbourne since September 07

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Guest dwaldron

Are you sure that's not $320 per week?

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Guest Impatient

Thanks for updates, hoepfully this will get better as I get more info.

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I just paid $170 for my hair cut and coloured - a really important expense to know about for all the ladies lol


I just want PIO to be a happy place where people are nice to each other and unicorns poop rainbows

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I just paid $170 for my hair cut and coloured - a really important expense to know about for all the ladies lol

Oh well thats it I'm gonna be a mobile hairdresser in OZ!!:)

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Are you sure that's not $320 per week?

 

Oops yes, little typo, $320 per week it most definitely is. Thanks for spotting that one!


Felicity + Michael - We're 'Pozzies' - Happy and Lovin' it!

Melbourne since September 07

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Guest kdal
I just paid $170 for my hair cut and coloured - a really important expense to know about for all the ladies lol

..

 

I have a lady that comes to my home (as she left the hairdressers now), at the hairdressers cut n highlights was £75.00 at my own home it is £55.00, still alot of money - should have been a hairdresser LOL :biglaugh:

 

I suppose if wages are lower in Oz than here then it works our more expensive then to have your hair cut in Oz (although obviously the hairdressers earn well in Oz!).

 

:cool:

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Ive decided to choose my kids proffesions for them,lol ,,Zak can be a dentist and Jodi a hairdresser ,,me n dad can then safely retire!!!

Cal x


If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place...

If you get a chance,take it, If it changes your life,let it. Nobody said it would be easy they just said it would be worth it...

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Guest dwaldron
I just paid $170 for my hair cut and coloured - a really important expense to know about for all the ladies lol

 

And to put the chaps at ease a cut at our local barber is $13/£6 but you can pay up to $22/£9.50

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Right then, have tried to collate some gen from other posts and sites. Let me know if the numbers are wrong. Wide variation for different areas, especially Sydney!!!

 

Mortgage

$2600 per month ($260000 mortgage).

 

Rent

$1000-1800 per month for 3 or 4 bed house in decent area and good condition.

$2000+ in some areas (Sydney)

 

Council Tax/Rates

Water normally included, $100 per month. Not always payable when renting.

 

House Insurance

$50 per month, depending on property.

 

Contents Insurance

$30-40 per month for average house.

 

Medical/Dental Insurance

$75 per month, family of 4.

 

Car Insurance

$40-60 per month family car.

 

Car Rego (tax)

$40 per month family car.

 

Food

$800-1000 per month family of 4

 

Telephone/Broadband

$100-130 per month as a package.

 

Mobile

$35-50 per month average package.

 

TV

$100 per month for satellite tv.

 

Electricity

Varies considerably, from $100 per Quarter to $75-110 per month.

 

(Girls Haircut & Colour)

($170 if you live in Perth)

 

Total

$1435-1720 per month not including mortgage/rent or Medical Insurance or Girls haircuts

 

LETS NOT FORGET THE ALL IMPORTANT great aussie piss - looking at between $38-55(tastes depending) for a carton of 24 stubbies and about $14 for a 2litre box of half decent plonk. oh yeah and roughly $50 to fill up your average family car....which you can do after youve been to the drive thru bottle shop for aformentioned piss. (this is a statement that it is not cool to drink and drive, as authorised by the nsw govt...(said very quickly at the end of any govt advert)

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Guest Judith817

Hi there!

 

we are just applying for visas and wanted to know what the cost of living was like: e.g. how much is loaf bread, milk etc?? Much diff to UK?

 

ALso, why are people including in their monthly expenses mortgage & rent? Do you not pay one or the other??!!

Can anyone help here? Does your wages tend to cover your cost of living comfortably like here?

 

Judith:twitcy:

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Guest JoanneHattersley
Does your wages tend to cover your cost of living comfortably like here?

 

Judith:twitcy:

 

Depends what you define as comfortable!!

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Guest Judith817

Good point!

I suppose we can cover all our bills and eat out once a month! CRAp eh?!

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Guest asylon

Cheapish loaf of bread...£2.50

2L of milk ....£2.00

Our Quarterly electric bill was $275. Seems a lot more than everyone else is paying and we hardly have air con on ever.

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Guest asylon

Rent on 4 bed 2 bath no pool...$400/week

Mortgage will be the same when we move (no, you don't pay both) I think ours is about $250K

Rates $1400/year

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Guest The Baggo's

Couple of weeks ago paid $243 for full set of hightlight, cut and blow dry!!! ouch, did look for couple of days but wont be doing that too often!

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Guest asylon

Havn't had my hair cut for 9 months. Working on dreads, That skint

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Guest janie606

hi there

all this has been worrying me a bit whether we are going to be skint over there, mindyou are skint here though, high interest mortgage, high petrol prices, high council tax wages not going up as fast as everthing else!! i do a bit of ebaying here has anyone done it there and is it easy to set up, i just thought for a bit of pocket money......

 

jane:idea:

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Couple of weeks ago paid $243 for full set of hightlight' date=' cut and blow dry!!! ouch, did look for couple of days but wont be doing that too often![/quote']

 

Wash, cut and blo-dry

$55 every 6 weeks!

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Guest asylon

EBay here is in it's infancy and there is a thing called Dolla which is like ebay but has about 6 things on it...total.

But there are only 2 million or so people and the postage makes it too pricey to have something sent from the other side of the country They wanted $25 to post something small and light from Canberra up to me. So I didn't get it.

Have a look at Aussie ebay

I still buy stuff from UK ebay.

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