I agree with Tyke, we came over with a fair bit of money that my parents lent us and had paid for a short term rental up front but my husband didn't get a job for 4 months and I've just been temping for the 4 months out of 6 months that we've been here.
Originally Posted by Tyke
Neither of us have had a job at the same time yet. We also paid 6 months rent in advance to secure a house we really wanted, sure, that's probably rare but it's worth offering if you don't want to lose the property you really want. Remember that on a temporary visa you don't get any benefits so you will need to have enough money to live for what could possibly be several months or you could be lucky and get jobs straight away. We don't have a car yet but we live a minute away from the tram and we don't eat out which is something I'm desperate to do but lots of things are free here, a walk on the beach is good for the soul and doesn't cost a cent.
I also don't want to be negative but we've been there (still are) and Tyke is right, money just seems to be constantly paid out in the first few months. Definitely have some emergency money stashed away... major dental work for instance!
Wishing you luck in your big move!
Last edited by The Pickles; 17-01-2010 at 01:44 AM.
We arrived here with $12k with 4 kids...furnished rental for 2 weeks, a $900 car and that was it....were here loving it, been thru the mill a few times but this is the place for us....
We came with alot less than you guys are coming with and I agree with the others bring as much as you possibly can.
Thanks guys for all feedback I really appreciate it.
I know the money goes fast, but I also know where I can save money, this being our 2nd go at living in Adelaide I will have to keep to a very tight budget, as far as jobs are concerened we will take ANYTHING to start with, we have lots of good contacts, some from PIA, so thanks for that you know who you are! plus with regards to my house, looks like I may have twisted my big sisters arm to rent it offa me for a few years! still working on it, so wish me luck with that,
I agree with Tyke sooooo much, your attitude/personality will see you through if its the right one.
thanx 4 advice every 1 we do and have lived like paupers here 4 years now so i r3eckon if we carry on as we are then we cant go far wrong!;);)
Last edited by clare; 17-01-2010 at 09:28 AM.
Not posted anything on here for a while but i do keep checking the threads.
I'm coming out alone at the end of march, really excited now but sllightly worried about money.
I'm selling my flat which should complete by end of this month then i'm gonna stay with a friend for 6 weeks or so to save a bit of cash.
I've taken a real knock on my sale price as property market still up the creek luckily tho my buyer is a cash buyer with no mortgage so got nothing holding her up.
I've worked out that after the mortgage settlement, estate agent fees, solicitors, shipping of persoanl items and flights, loan and cc pay off then i'll have just under 5k to bring with me.
I will be starting my new job 10 days after getting there so will be paid 2 weeks later but only on a very basic wage for first 12 weeks so hoping that what i bring will last me.
As long as i can get a small runaround and pay for first months rent and sort out my medicare then i know i'll be fine, this is so a much dreamed about move that i'll do whatever it takes to make it work.
Love this site for all the positive comments and support everyone offers
You will be fine, wish me or my hubby had a job offer, just enjoy your newlife, dont think of any probs before they have happened!!!!
some of you have mentioned that you have a job already secured when you get to Adelaide. Please could you tell me how this was arranged and how we might ty to secure a job prior to leaving?
Hi Liz an Kris
Originally Posted by Liz and Kris UK
I was looking at Genelg as a possible ara to live would you reccomend it?
Glenelg is one of if not the most expensive areas to live in Adelaide, if you have plenty of money behind you, you will be fine.:)
Originally Posted by trishandpete