how much to go with?
what do you thinks a sensible amount of money go over to adelaide to live with is
?.we have 4 children and want to rent for about 6/12 mths to see how we get on.
we are going on a skilled 175 visa so there should be a defo work out there for us.
Dont mean to be nosey but i think you get a idea if you ask you lovely people who are making the move or have done so.
whats the most SHOCKINGthings that cost the most money that you wouldnt of thought would; eg food clothes shops and is there any nice cheap things that suprise you?
Hope your ok I don't mind saying we hope to go with £55,000 from house sale and hopefully a kitty 0f £10,000.00 for rent ,car andfurniture. I know this isn't a vast amount but after watching £10 poms on history channel its a start !!!. We are going to rent for a year and hope Phil and me too (part ime) find work within 3 months or I think we may struggle
man that is a good question i will be taking £120,000 cash well in my bank but about £5000 in cash (pocket) i will be renting for a while until container turns up but then again i might stay in a motel just not sure what to do,i will have wife and two young children so money will be tight for a while
Not as tight as us by the sounds and we've got three kids!!! Oh well we're still going
sorry the £5000 is all i will be spending for rent and stuff i still got to buy a home or put a deposit on a house ive only got that as my 2 bed house in london made a large profit also i had a very small morgage :D plus i worked hard for that money i might retire in oz before im 35
No need to apologise I'm sure we're all going with very varied amounts of money and different hopes and dreams too. One thing we all have in common though is the desire for a change and I don't think there is a specified amount needed to acheive that do you
good luck am finding this thread quite interesting
jill and phil
We spent $9000 on a Toyota Camry estate 1996. Furniture costs $2000 for a 3 piece suite from Haggle (advert says 'you've got to haggle haggle' so I did). Washing machines are about $500/$600 up. For one that is decent. Dining table and 6 chairs cost us $700 or $800 and we bought beds from Fantastic furniture who have a website. Delivery is extra and depends on which suburb you want it delivered to.
We paid 4 months rent up front for a rental which helped to offset the fact we had no Aussie history. We were advised to do this.
We thought that as were on the Skilled Occupations List, we would be able to find work very easily. NOT the case...the work is there, in the middle of nowhere, where even the Aussies won't go. Please please please research the job opportunities in your field and contact employers from the UK before you come. It is the one thing I regret.
Good post Libby. I do read these threads sometimes and think where did these people get their info?! I was reading this thread and thinking GBP 5,000. isn't that about $10,000. For rent and stuff won't last long. We also had to put several months rent up front a year ago to secure our rental as good ones are in short supply. We had rented our previous for a year and they were going to put up the rent by $50 per week due to demand. It's not to be negative as a lot of us love it here so we're not saying don't come, just get in the real world. Does anyone know anyone who was able to retire in Adelaide by the age of 35?
hey i dont plan on renting for a long time i will soon be buying my new home when im there so £5000 ($10000) will be fine i thought oz was a layed back counrty where no-ones worries my motto is slow down live longer!!!
I think your right Libby.
Reading though the post, it's scary that people have not sorted jobs out before they move !!!!!!!!!!.
Just because there skills are on the Skilled Occupations List, people seem to think that they will be able to find work very easily and when they get there they cant.
Me and the missus are lucky in that respect. On are reccie last june I found work as a busdriver for Transit-plus and missus has got a job at the Calvary.
We are planning to bring roughly about $350,000 with us to get us started.
Our budget will be.
$30,000 for 2 cars.
$15 > $20,000 for 6 months rent.
$150,000 + for a deposit on a house.
and the rest for other forgotten expences.