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A friend of mine works in retail and gets about $18 an hour standard rate - more at the weekend.
Hi Beanbear...thanks for the info.
My husband has an experience of around 20 years in FMCG retails sales. As we are coming there with two kids, he wants to work for part time to take care the kids.
Could you please tell us with what jobs in retail he can proceed with? and is it fine to work for around 4 or 5 hours per day with the 9AM to 2 PM shift?
Also are there any other alternative careers available for him to switch?
In some ways it's just the same as uk that the majority of retail positions available seem to be part time. There's two different rates over here which is part time and casual (sort of like agency work where you get a higher hourly rate, but no sick pay, holiday pay etc). Maybe around 19 bucks p/t and 23 casual as a rough idea.
I would imagine that morning shifts as you have described will be much sought after, by mums and dads etc, and from what I have seen, flexibility to work evenings and weekends would strengthen his application but I guess you'll know more when you start sending out cvs/resumes etc
Try the big supermarkets, or head for big shopping centres and just drop a cv into all the stores he likes the look of.
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To maintain your lifestyle you will need to times your current income in ££££ by 2.2 -2.5.
So if you earn £30,000 you will need $66,000 - $75,000 in Oz
Some things are more expensive some things are cheaper, you will also have to spend a lot just to get to Oz.
Are you sure Rammygirl? My wife and myself earn circa £75-80k which allows us to live fairly well in SE england where as we could live very well in NE england for example.
I think you need to sit down and work through outgoings vs income and then factor the disposable income by your 2-2.5 although I still think that is a little high. My brother and his girlfriend live very well although simply on circa $45k in Adelaide in the CBD area too.
Well that seems to be the calculation most use as it reflects the wage structures, and when we did our budgets it also made sense. You can't just use the current exchange rate.
We landed here in Adelaide during December 2011. We are a family of 4 (2 kids aged 14 & 10) Answering to your question "what is an ok salary in Adelaide"? I can give you an idea from our experience.
If you are renting you need to shell out 250-300 pw for a 2 bed unit/house and 300-350 for a 3 bed house. If you need new houses close to city (less than 10 km) that also in Eastern suburbs.. pay more.
Next.. Car. If you are new to the Country, probably you will buy a new/used car from your own sources and not through any finance. If you are availing finance, EMI will come in addition to Tax, Insurance, Petrol and maintenance costs.
So, fo a family of 4, taking into consideration of above factors, you need around 40,000 pa for a "descent life" (as per my definition) except Vehicle Loan , Mortgage etc. Like someone mentioned, 40,000 is enough for a family of 4, but not enough for a single bloke..
In regards to wages per hour for sales assistant on casual your looking at $20 to $25 ph casual and about $40,000 inc super on wages I know this as my Gf worked for a well known retail store.
In regards to how much can you survue on I had the same question 2 years ago and people can never give you a answer so here a breakdown of average in my opinion cost living in Adelaide
Rent - $300 P.W. - Decent suburb cheaper in far north and south
Food-$100 PW (groceries) based on two people family of four say $150 but go the market on a saturday cheaper and fresher
Bills - $150 PW phone, gas, elec, net
Fuel- $50 - Small car
So I think you can survive on household income of $65,000 incl super. you wont have aluxorious life but will be similar finacially to the uk.
General rule is if you earn good money in the uk then you will earn the equivalent here or probaly more what i found.
hope this helps