penda: How much is accommodation in Australia?
I’m thinking of moving to Australia. How much would rent be for a one bedroom and is the accommodation nice that side?
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Answer by zafir
Before looking at accommodation costs, you might want to work out if you’re eligible to migrate here. You can’t move to another country because you want to, just as Australians can’t up and move to another place. You need to qualify for the correct visa first. Check out the visa and immigration situation at the Australian Government Immigration and Citizenship website: https://www.immi.gov.au
Asking that about Australia is like asking how much accommodation is in the USA. Australia ia a huge country and accommodation costs vary enormously from city to city. In some places, you might get a 1 bedroom place for $ 120 per week but in Sydney, that could cost you $ 500 or even more.
I see from another question that you are or intend being a receptionist and there is no way you’ll be able to move to Australia to work at that job. If you’re serious about coming here, you’ll need to get some qualifications and experience in an occupation in which we need workers. It will have to be one of these:Answer by Independant
How long is a piece of string? It all depends on how much you have and how much you need to tie up, same as what you can afford to live your lifestyle. Here in Sydney you can get a 1 bdrm for $ 150 at the budget end and it will not be much. That is per week.Middle range $ 250 and up, top range the sky is the limit.Add 4 weeks in advance for rental bond (compulsory and regulated)Real Estate agents will be loathe to rent to someone without a current Aussie credit history.Add bonds of around $ 1000 for utilities. All upfront, as well as probably at least a fortnight rent in advance.So, a budget 1bdrm setup move in will cost you minimum $ 1900 then you have to buy furniture and appliances and all your household bits and pieces, TV, wash machine, iron, toaster, cutlery,crockery etc, add another $ 2000 min.You will not survive Sydney without wheels.A car is a Sydney must.
Forget it all unless you have a visa to enter, and getting in is no easy feat.Work visa that is, and a job, or no landlord or real estate agent will give you the time of day.You have to prove your ability to honour your debts here.If you think–Im American its ok , you are in for a helluva shock!