Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Australia
Reload this Page >

Cost of living in Perth

Cost of living in Perth

Old Jan 18th 2023, 1:19 am
  #1  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Jan 2023
Posts: 1
Kelpie is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Cost of living in Perth

How do you find out the cost of living for Perth?

We’ll be going with 245000 AUD and jobs I’ve found we’ll be making like 2306 AUD a week combined for a family of four.

How do you apply for rental properties too, can you do it from England or do you have to be physically in Australia to do it?

we’re at the beginning of the process thinking of applying for the 189 visa, I have 75 points on it and my husband has 70 and if I’m correct you need 65 - we don’t really have any work experience as we’ve just graduated but thinking of applying now as I know it can take up to 24 months and working in the mean time but not sure if that’s the right thing to do?
Kelpie is offline  
Old Jan 18th 2023, 4:48 am
  #2  
Home and Happy
 
Pollyana's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2002
Location: Keep true friends and puppets close, trust no-one else...
Posts: 93,854
Pollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Cost of living in Perth

Originally Posted by Kelpie
How do you find out the cost of living for Perth?

We’ll be going with 245000 AUD and jobs I’ve found we’ll be making like 2306 AUD a week combined for a family of four.

How do you apply for rental properties too, can you do it from England or do you have to be physically in Australia to do it?

we’re at the beginning of the process thinking of applying for the 189 visa, I have 75 points on it and my husband has 70 and if I’m correct you need 65 - we don’t really have any work experience as we’ve just graduated but thinking of applying now as I know it can take up to 24 months and working in the mean time but not sure if that’s the right thing to do?
Very few if any agents would rent a property to you before you arrive, and even if they would, the advice will always be - don't do it!
Agents here are excellent at stretching the truth, and embellishing the photos, so places that look like palaces online are actually dives. Also you really need to get a feeling of an area before you move to it.
The usual, thing to do is get a hotel/airbnb or similar for the first few weeks, and look around once you are here.
Pollyana is offline  
Old Jan 18th 2023, 11:44 pm
  #3  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: England
Posts: 4,234
brits1 has a reputation beyond reputebrits1 has a reputation beyond reputebrits1 has a reputation beyond reputebrits1 has a reputation beyond reputebrits1 has a reputation beyond reputebrits1 has a reputation beyond reputebrits1 has a reputation beyond reputebrits1 has a reputation beyond reputebrits1 has a reputation beyond reputebrits1 has a reputation beyond reputebrits1 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Cost of living in Perth

Originally Posted by Kelpie
How do you find out the cost of living for Perth?

We’ll be going with 245000 AUD and jobs I’ve found we’ll be making like 2306 AUD a week combined for a family of four.

How do you apply for rental properties too, can you do it from England or do you have to be physically in Australia to do it?

we’re at the beginning of the process thinking of applying for the 189 visa, I have 75 points on it and my husband has 70 and if I’m correct you need 65 - we don’t really have any work experience as we’ve just graduated but thinking of applying now as I know it can take up to 24 months and working in the mean time but not sure if that’s the right thing to do?
I would concentrate on your visa applications first, then jobs etc if and when you do gain those then you can always find temp accommodation near to where you employment is going to be and then get a feel of which area suits you best as the metropolitan area of Perth covers a larger area and like most cities certain areas come at a premium it’s really only then can you decide on an area. If you have student debt have you factored that into your finances? We left for Perth back in 1998 without ever having visited Australia, we did not know a soul there and neither of us had jobs to go to we also had two young children so if we did it and made a success of the move I am sure you will be fine. Good luck with everything.

brits1 is offline  
Old Jan 19th 2023, 4:37 pm
  #4  
BE Forum Addict
 
verystormy's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Scotland
Posts: 3,338
verystormy has a reputation beyond reputeverystormy has a reputation beyond reputeverystormy has a reputation beyond reputeverystormy has a reputation beyond reputeverystormy has a reputation beyond reputeverystormy has a reputation beyond reputeverystormy has a reputation beyond reputeverystormy has a reputation beyond reputeverystormy has a reputation beyond reputeverystormy has a reputation beyond reputeverystormy has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Cost of living in Perth

Have you looked at if you can pass the skills assessment, as very few new graduates are eligible to pass a skills assessment.

Have you checked the other requirements such as age, English language (if you are claiming points for English you will need to sit English exams).
verystormy is offline  
Old Jan 20th 2023, 9:49 pm
  #5  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Jun 2013
Location: Perth
Posts: 623
paddy234 has much to be proud ofpaddy234 has much to be proud ofpaddy234 has much to be proud ofpaddy234 has much to be proud ofpaddy234 has much to be proud ofpaddy234 has much to be proud ofpaddy234 has much to be proud ofpaddy234 has much to be proud ofpaddy234 has much to be proud ofpaddy234 has much to be proud ofpaddy234 has much to be proud of
Default Re: Cost of living in Perth

Originally Posted by Kelpie
How do you find out the cost of living for Perth?

We’ll be going with 245000 AUD and jobs I’ve found we’ll be making like 2306 AUD a week combined for a family of four.

How do you apply for rental properties too, can you do it from England or do you have to be physically in Australia to do it?

we’re at the beginning of the process thinking of applying for the 189 visa, I have 75 points on it and my husband has 70 and if I’m correct you need 65 - we don’t really have any work experience as we’ve just graduated but thinking of applying now as I know it can take up to 24 months and working in the mean time but not sure if that’s the right thing to do?
We are a family of 4 and make a similar income (unless i work away) and to be honest we find the cost of living to be not bad. Much better than New Zealand where we moved from however i can't compare it to the UK. You really only need one partner working full time here which i don't know is possible in the UK/Ireland at the moment? We came over with $180,000 AUD and had more than enough to setup for getting a rental, furniture, two cars and a 20% deposit for a house build so you guys have more than enough. House prices here have now started to flatline and inflation is starting to settle down. Getting full time jobs and having at least a 20% will be key if you guys want to buy relatively quickly

As for applying for rental properties. There is a severe shortage of rentals in Perth at the moment aswell as all of Australia due to the lunatics in the Asylum locking down the country causing a housing shortage by restricting both the flow of skilled labor and the flow of materials to keep up with demand. However saying this it is getting slightly better in the building side of things, supply of materials has started to catch up so who knows how bad it will be when you guys decide to come which could be 2 years. As others have mentioned get an immigration agent to give you advice to see if you guys are eligible at the moment and guide you through the process
paddy234 is offline  
Old Mar 25th 2023, 6:51 am
  #6  
Just Joined
 
Joined: Mar 2023
Posts: 23
MO_90 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Cost of living in Perth

Originally Posted by brits1
I would concentrate on your visa applications first, then jobs etc if and when you do gain those then you can always find temp accommodation near to where you employment is going to be and then get a feel of which area suits you best as the metropolitan area of Perth covers a larger area and like most cities certain areas come at a premium it’s really only then can you decide on an area. If you have student debt have you factored that into your finances? We left for Perth back in 1998 without ever having visited Australia, we did not know a soul there and neither of us had jobs to go to we also had two young children so if we did it and made a success of the move I am sure you will be fine. Good luck with everything.
I could be in a similar position next year as you were in 1998.
I'm struggling to press the start button on the visa application process. We have a price from an agency to obtain 190 Visa but can't fathom going for it without knowing where to live in Perth, what schools are decent and securing a job before we go.
MO_90 is offline  
Old Mar 25th 2023, 8:00 am
  #7  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 6,148
Moses2013 has a reputation beyond reputeMoses2013 has a reputation beyond reputeMoses2013 has a reputation beyond reputeMoses2013 has a reputation beyond reputeMoses2013 has a reputation beyond reputeMoses2013 has a reputation beyond reputeMoses2013 has a reputation beyond reputeMoses2013 has a reputation beyond reputeMoses2013 has a reputation beyond reputeMoses2013 has a reputation beyond reputeMoses2013 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Cost of living in Perth

Originally Posted by paddy234
You really only need one partner working full time here which i don't know is possible in the UK/Ireland at the moment?
I don't know about that and be it Australia, UK or Ireland there are plenty of people who would need two incomes and there are others who easily manage on one. To generalise would be wrong and a lot will depend on your personal situation, exact location and spending habits. The OP has huge savings which will certainly help and that is basically a paid off house for some, but of course moving costs and high rents can reduce that budget quickly. In Ireland we both work and can probably save 2-3K a month on an average and slightly above average salary which would only be a bit more than the OP would be earning alone. We don't have kids though. Very hard to compare unless one looks at the exact location and costs they have now. I know people in mentioned countries who do very well and others who don't.

Last edited by Moses2013; Mar 25th 2023 at 8:31 am.
Moses2013 is offline  
Old Mar 25th 2023, 9:48 am
  #8  
MODERATOR
 
old.sparkles's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 30,020
old.sparkles has a reputation beyond reputeold.sparkles has a reputation beyond reputeold.sparkles has a reputation beyond reputeold.sparkles has a reputation beyond reputeold.sparkles has a reputation beyond reputeold.sparkles has a reputation beyond reputeold.sparkles has a reputation beyond reputeold.sparkles has a reputation beyond reputeold.sparkles has a reputation beyond reputeold.sparkles has a reputation beyond reputeold.sparkles has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Cost of living in Perth

Originally Posted by MO_90
I could be in a similar position next year as you were in 1998.
I'm struggling to press the start button on the visa application process. We have a price from an agency to obtain 190 Visa but can't fathom going for it without knowing where to live in Perth, what schools are decent and securing a job before we go.
You will need skills assessment(s) to progress as a first step and you can do that yourselves.
old.sparkles is offline  
Old Mar 25th 2023, 12:29 pm
  #9  
Concierge
 
spouse of scouse's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: Western Australia
Posts: 21,205
spouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Cost of living in Perth

Originally Posted by Moses2013
I don't know about that and be it Australia, UK or Ireland there are plenty of people who would need two incomes and there are others who easily manage on one. To generalise would be wrong and a lot will depend on your personal situation, exact location and spending habits. The OP has huge savings which will certainly help and that is basically a paid off house for some, but of course moving costs and high rents can reduce that budget quickly. In Ireland we both work and can probably save 2-3K a month on an average and slightly above average salary which would only be a bit more than the OP would be earning alone. We don't have kids though. Very hard to compare unless one looks at the exact location and costs they have now. I know people in mentioned countries who do very well and others who don't.
Just a point for people thinking of moving to Perth - you won't get a house in a condition or location you'd want to live in for $245,000. You might get a very small flat in an ok location, a small unit in a not so ok location, or a pre-fabricated unit in a caravan park, and all of those come with ongoing strata/management fees.
spouse of scouse is offline  
Old Mar 25th 2023, 4:16 pm
  #10  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Perth
Posts: 6,781
the troubadour has a reputation beyond reputethe troubadour has a reputation beyond reputethe troubadour has a reputation beyond reputethe troubadour has a reputation beyond reputethe troubadour has a reputation beyond reputethe troubadour has a reputation beyond reputethe troubadour has a reputation beyond reputethe troubadour has a reputation beyond reputethe troubadour has a reputation beyond reputethe troubadour has a reputation beyond reputethe troubadour has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Cost of living in Perth

We in Perth, now officially have the highest number of rough sleepers (those sleeping outside) of all Australian cities. Rents are still hard to find, but we are not alone in that as everywhere is experiencing a shortage. Perth and WA has a huge issue with methamphetamine, which I expect inflates prices as well. But officially we seem to be one of the cheapest cities to buy a house (which is hardly cheap ) Supermarket prices and eating out is expensive.
the troubadour is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Manage Preferences Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.