We have posted this comment on the british expats site and perth poms as we are thinking of moving to Perth or Adelaide but we get mixed replies.
My wife is a teacher who after looking at various sites has found with her 8 years of Maths teaching she could earn around $75k p/a.
My question is would we be able to survive in a decent suburb of Adelaide with a rental of around $350-450 per week.
We have been given a breakdown of certain costs like rent,water,electric,gas,mobiles/internet/car etc on the other sites to live in Perth and we reckon we could have around $1000-1300 left at the end of the month, this is after tax has been deducted from the wage.
At first we probably won't even have internet or car so that wasn't factored in the monthly leftovers.
We were thinking of Perth as my parents friends have lived there for over 50 years so they can point us in the right direction and have relatives with contacts etc but we are also thinking of Adelaide as we have heard it is slightly cheaper and also it is a friendly place to live.
I am a CAD Draughtsman so would look for work once ovr there but would also be prepared to turn my hand to almost anything.
any replies would be helpful.