I'm moving out to Melbourne in October. A friend will be joining me in November. Does anybody have a rough idea of a monthly budget if we were to look for rooms in a shared house please? I'm obviously aware that these costs will vary depending on area and size etc, but just wondering if anybody had some figures for us to get a rough idea. Thanks
Have a look at Flatmates listings. Those prices are per week, but should be a good indication. The prices will generally be cheaper the further you are from the CBD.
At a rough guess, I reckon you'd be looking at around $200 per week.
Make sure you see if the area is right for you before you commit to a place. Melbourne's fabulous, I love it, but every area is really quite different. If you're going to stay close to the city (say Southbank or Docklands), the experience will be entirely different to living in a hipster area (Fitzroy or Brunswick) and again, if you're living in the suburbs it's so radically different once again.
Werthers did you manage to get a more definite answer on this as I'd be interested to know.