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We are relatively low paid...love to get paid what some on here do!!!
But we live an excellent lifestyle and love it......
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Daniel, 31 and Stephanie, 30, Arrived 30th April 2008 and LOVING IT!!!
It's good to read that others are ok on a relatively low income - with 5 months to go before I arrive I'm now starting to panic that my single wage as a Midwife wont be enough to support myself and the kids? I'm hoping it's normal to get the financial jitters?!!!!
Good thread, and good to see that lifestyle counts for more than money. Yes it's always good to be decent paid, but lots of things here are free. Won't divulge what i earn i'm afraid, but one earner with wife, 3 kids and now a dog. We still have a comfortable life, and paid more than i did when working in the oil industry in Scotland compared to oil industry here. You set your standards and live to your means.
I speak to mates back in Blighty...and i say if i could put a price on lifestyle i would be a millonaire...thats just my opinion anyway.
Possibly the key to financially survive n thrive here is to learn to shop around and accept to have to drive to farmers' markets, wholesalers etc
Continuing to shop in supermarkets only will quickly make the biggest dent in one's wallet! I think there was a very good thread on this topic... will post again when I find it :)
And when in supermarkets...just be careful to check labels that state "Special Offer"... sometimes it's just 4c off
Dont forget if you have a family and have PR you will get centrelink payments and they help boost your income. And unlike in theUK at the endof the tax year you can get some good returns.
Got 175 visa 18th April 08
landed on planet Adelaide 26th Oct 08 LOVE IT!!