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No Im not admitting this.
Of course minimum wages are related to costs of living. Governements review what the minimum you need to earn per week is in order to survive hence why they have a minimum wage.
Clearly people who migrate here want to know what you need to earn in order to have an ok life. Minimum wages wont enable you to do this. LikeI said, the average per person is $60k so that gives a good indication.
We have been here a year now and my husband earns roughly what you are quoting....we are expecting our 4th chld in january! so will have four aged 4 and under. i think you will easly be able to survive on this amount and have money to spare but like others have said - a lot depends on age of your kids and where you want to live! perhaps also on how much u can bring out as well - as to whether you need to factor in car loan etc, prvate school fees....
dont worry though, you will be able to ejoy a good quality of life! i dont have to work here , which i did for us to survive in the uk.
the only time you may struggle is when you get a mortgage as it is much cheaper renting as you get rent assistance etc - we are crippling ourselves at the moment doing up our home but that was our choice! i am planning to go back to work in order t pay for holidays and school fees (senior school) but prob not for at least five years lol! i didnt have this option in the uk and to me that says a lot!
also dont forget centrelink payements, with four kds you should get bout $500 a fortnight, you can do an estimator on centrelink website online!
hope this helps and good luck!
If like you said, minimum wages don't enable you to have an ok life, why even bring them up in the first place?
Oh and you've still conveniently neglected to back up your earlier post where you claim that the average UK household income is AU$120k...
1. I never said its the "only factor". I said Minimum wages are "related" to costs of living.
2. the reason i brought it up was to illustrate that Adelaide is more expensive than the Uk and therefore you need to earn more to sustain a nice life. Therefore, it would be foolish to just simply work out what your earning in the Uk and multiply it by the exchange rate of 1.57 dollars.
3. I never claimed the average Uk household income was $120k - I was talking about Australia.
4. You are making yourself look a little silly now.
Dunno where that figure comes from?
I know Wiki is not perfect but look at this link.....
Median household income in Australia and New Zealand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Me and the Mrs both working full time....no where near 120K a year.....