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Discussion in 'Health & Lifestyle' started by NeilEb, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. NeilEb

    NeilEb Guest

    So rather then ask "what is an acceptable wgae", I'd like some examples of living costs in Brisbane.

    Here's some categories - is there anything else I'm missing?

    Content Insurance
    Life Insurance
    Private Health Ins
    Car Insurance
    Car Loan
    Broadband & Phone
    International Phone Calls
    Foxtel TV
    Rates (Council Tax)
    Train Fares
    Water Rates/Usage
    Mobile Phone x 2
    Car Maintenance & Repair
    House & Garden Maintenance
    School Fees
    Restaurants & Take-away food

    Now I know everyone will be different, but for background, it will be myself, my wife, and our 3 year old son.
    An idea of living costs would be great so I can work out if $6k per month take home will be sufficient to let us live 'comfortably'

  2. NeilEb

    NeilEb Guest


    Feel free to send me a PM if you don't want to do it publicly, but the information would really help!

    Thanks :)
  3. srp

    srp No longer active member

    I have filled in a couple of items that I pay for, Hope some of this helps, Insurance you can find most companies on line and compare that way.
  4. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    We happily manage a family of 4 , detached house on acerage with a pool and workshop but dont have an income of $6000 pr month. Even with prices rising here this last year our cost of living is less than it was in the UK 5 years ago. We still have weekends away,days out, meals out and treats but IMO it will take you a while to get a good idea of your real cost of living as when you first arrive you dont know where to go for what or who does the best deals etc..

    Cal x
  5. Cerberus1

    Cerberus1 Administrator Staff Member

    Not much I can add to Colins list, apart from Foxtel - full package around $120pm. Contents insurance, impossible to give you an exact figure, too many variables, but based on contents value of around $65,000, you'd be looking around $300 for the year.
  6. NeilEb

    NeilEb Guest

    Ok, so from the prices, $6k should be manageable, if we're careful.

    Right, now to worry about the interview :)
  7. Mickeymolly

    Mickeymolly Guest

    )We bring in around $5k-5.5k pr month. We are a family of 6 (4 kids) and rent a huge 4 bed home with a spa.
    We eat organic but dont have private health. We dont have much lefta t the end of the month but managed a holiday on the coast this year.
    We love our life though but are not materialistic.
    We could eat way cheaper and rent much cheaper and have much more money to spend.

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