Australia-Is it really worth it?
Hi all, have been researching again today and have come across a lot of info from people living in adelaide which is heavily negative, Not just on this site but mostly others. (just find you get a more mature viewpoint on here) So the big question is how many of you regret it, find they are just as disillusioned as living in the UK? Its a massive move and once made i imagine its pretty horrendous and difficult to throw in the towel and move back. The overall impression i got today is that is becoming more and more difficult by the week to afford to live there and that people are getting into financial difficulty.
We arent moving for money but are comfortable here and would hate to live with the stress of money worries and not be able to enjoy the place.
Any advice whether it be bad news or hopefully good would be well appreciated, i feel really confused!. xx
Good question Mark, I was thinking the same the other day, obviously there are going to be fors and againsts or is it that fantastic, everybody that I see have done it are are doing it seem to be really happy and don't regret for a moment they did it. Is it all its cracked up to be???
hi mark, like you we are comfortable in the uk, but want more for our children, the biggist thing for us is lifestyle, here in the uk a good six months you have to stay inside, with the door shut and fire lit, in aus ive been told the doors are shut and air con is switched on, (but at least you have a choice, old neighbours of my parents moved 20 yrs ago and love living in aus)where ever you live you have to work to make life comfortable, it all depends on the people you leave behind and weather you cope without seeing them, our family is not that close oh parents live in spain, only time will tell at the end of the day its whats best for you , personally id rather try it and if it doesnt work out for us at least i wont ever regret not trying
Good point, we think that if its purely the money then that is not a strong enough reason to go , as the cost of living is on the up in Australia, but .....so it is here.....and yes the wages are on average lower out in adelaide, but.........as the cost of living goes up so must the wages , a mate has gone to Perth and after the boom which they have had.....(soon to arrive in Adelaide) , the trades wages are on par with what he was earning in the uk . But nobody (i think ) in Adelaide will argue that the lifestyle and way of life is better than the uk , and after all thats why we are going for the lifestyle and outdoor living.
The big one to watch for us is to live within your means sunshine or not. " Dont get into debt trying to keep up with others who are already in more debt than you ".
OK Nice clean city but no work & low pay, really a large country town, sneered at by other Aussies. Lived there for 3 1/2 years. If you've got to go go to Brissie
Originally Posted by The Pottertons
All the families that were there the same time as us have either come back or moved on. If you're comfortable here don't go. We left here in 95 and came back in 2001 after living in Melbourne and Brissie, only just getting back on our feet now! Main plus point is schools for the kids while they are in primary, once in secondary it's another matter. It is a hard place both environmantally and mentaly. Brissie is much more laid back, but the climate might not suit you, only 2 seasons. Can give you more info if you want.
Once you emigrate you are different to everybody else who hasn't done it. When you come back you have things in common with others that have been through it, you can feel unsettled and feel you don't fit in in either country, which is why so many go backwards and forwards. There are good things about it, but be aware of the hype, why do you think so many of the Aussie stars don't actually live there!
Originally Posted by pickard family
i could be all night typing the reasons why im going to oz but i cant be bothered..now think to yourself what is good about living in the uk? we are constantly paying tax on everything and dont get anything back unless your name is ABDULA MADACQABLE SOMYTHER DEIINKOMUYT SMITH your will get a free 5 bed house all bills payed and we will give then loads of money as well because we are scared of kicking them out the counrty
GOD I HATE ENGLAND
Don't forget, in Aus you are the immigrant!
Originally Posted by duncan-clan
In Aus you don't have to go back too far to find most are from immigrant families!:)
Originally Posted by Ranger