Originally Posted by The Morleys
Sorry, meant to say as well that we would love to meet up with people once we get there. My OH has a friend already living there but that will be the only person he knows and I will know nobody so will be making every effort to make new friends. The 12 year old is a girl by the way. 12 going on 18!!
Apologies if I've missed something, but if your OH's job is likely to pay around $55k I can't possibly see how you'd have $30k per year left over after paying bills (as well as what's in the list from Marcus you'd need to include rent, petrol, food etc). Is the $55k gross or net? If gross, you'd pay about $11k of that amount in tax. Would it be plus super? If not, reduce by a further $5k. This means the take home figure could be more like $40k pa.
Originally Posted by heljay2007
A typical rental is about $350 per week (some less, others more obviously), meaning over $18k pa in rent alone (but some of the items in Marcus' list wouldn't be applicable when renting). Unless you mean $2500 per month before rent?
Also, if the job comes with a car this could affect take home pay (e.g. FBT) depending on how it's packaged (whether a novated lease or owned by the company).
Good luck with the visa!
Originally Posted by jim and adel
My apologies my adding up is atrocious!!
After working everything out again properly I still think we will be better off than we are here (not hard considering my husband has just been told he is not entitled to job seekers allowance, despite having worked since he was 16 as he paid the wrong kind of national insurance when he was self employed over a year ago. This country is a joke!)