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1. Posted by jenners (Budding Member, 3 posts) 7 Aug '06 09:45

jenners has indicated that this thread is about Australia

can anyone give me their views on how much money is roughly enough to head out with? plannin on stayin over 6 months but workin too for a while
cheers guys

2. Posted by sunraybret (Full Member, 27 posts) 7 Aug '06 16:22

Hi Jenners, It really depends on where in oz you want to spend most of your time. It is a lot cheaper in Perth/Adelaide/Brisbane then Melbourne and Sydney is the most expensive. That said, since Melbourne and Sydney are the biggest cities you are more likely to find work there, depends what you are qualified for. Shared rentals can be as low as A$50 week but $100 is more common expect upto double that in Sydney. Food and drink, roughly similar to the UK but in A$ rather than GBP, so the more you have saved before you leave the better as the exchange rate is good for you. Looking at you profile, at 22, your biggest expense may be entertainment, which is not cheap here, clubs and drinks at them are quite expensive. I have seen other threads on this site where UKers have come out with between 5000-10000GBP but it really depends on your lifestyle you expect here. Try this link to get an idea on what is currently available in accomodation http://www.flatmatefinders.com.au/. Sorry I can not be a bit more specific in a quote but it changes so much person to person. If you want to enquire about specific cost of items to compare with those in Scotland drop me another message.