All this research is hard work! I have just spent Months researching a move to Perth, we were finally ready to apply for SS when I began having doubts that on our income will we be able to live comfortably. I am fully aware that most cities in oz have a high cost of living now however Perth just seems to be that bit more.
I am a nurse (5years) respiratory background-main applicant
my husband is a security officer, hoping to retrain as oz security officer.
we have 2 kids, 4years and 4months.
I would be hoping to make at least 65k a year in Adelaide as a nurse, my husband would have to do the oz security course and then work shifts that would work around my work and childcare. He has researched security in oz and it seems most is casual and therefore he may be able to work around my shifts better.
i would love a Monday to Friday nursing job however as the main earner I am willing to take any full time position and my husband will have to work around that.
For Perth through research we estimated outgoings including everything from rent to food to cars etc to be at least 5k per month, literally leaving us with not much else.
Honest opinions on how we may do in Adelaide?
We are very quiet family orientated people, we don't life a 'rich' life here in the uk, we get by paying bills and maybe a family day to cinema per month, in Oz we are looking for a family type suburb, coastal, not city like, would love just a simple life with days to the beach and parks with the kids with enough shops etc to get by.
i have been looking at seafords and similar areas however it depends on where my work will be based.
My family in America live in the Amish area, I love it, unfortunately my husband feels its just too quiet, I don't mind the quietness, would hate city living so something in between :)
Not quite sure what I'm asking in this thread! I still have a lot of research to do regarding Adelaide however I'm just looking for opinions on wether you think we could have a better lifestyle on our budget in Adelaide as opposed to Perth?
We will be bringing $30k savings, no property or debts owing in the uk so a clean slate. Looking to rent a nice 4x2 for about 400-450pw.
Thankyou for any input.