We came with a lot more than that.. but because we did not have a job to start with.. I think you have a job straight away you will be ALL RIGHT. You could always adapt to the situation when facing with the reality. Even though I quite agree with other about car. When we came in 2010, we bought our 2000 Ford Laser for 6500 dollars plus insurance 500, rego around 200-300... So I am sure about quality of the 1997 $ 2000 car.