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Old Jan 11th 2016, 6:34 pm
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Hello All.
My name is Alan,
Myself and my wife are looking to move out to sydney in two years.
She has family in engadine who have lived there for 30 years.
We are fed up with england and all that comes with it.
Im coming out for an holiday for a month next feb to get an idea of what it would be like.
My wife is a management level midwife and im a skilled bricklayer and hgv driver.
We will be selling up and are looking to bring 160k with us.
Any advice on sydney and surronding areas would be great to hear.
Thanks in advance.
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Old Jan 11th 2016, 8:04 pm
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I am not sure what advice you are looking for to be honest, if you have any questions, being more specific might help.

Sydney is a beautiful cuty. Stunningly beautiful and provides a perfect blend of city and beach. Engadine is in Surherlandshire and not the most salubrious parts of Sydney but certainly not unpleasant and might be a very good place to base yourself. Your budget should give you a good start here whereas it would not give you much of a start in places like northern shore or northern beaches.

As u say, not really sure what your questions are. Is there anthing spacific you wanted to know?
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Old Jan 11th 2016, 8:10 pm
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Is there better places to live,Other than engadine near to sydney?
How is the work situation out there at present.
Is the economy still strong.
And we are currently having problems with Isis and muslim groups,Is there any such problems in australia?
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Old Jan 11th 2016, 8:24 pm
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Is there better places to live,Other than engadine near to sydney?
How is the work situation out there at present.
Is the economy still strong.
And we are currently having problems with Isis and muslim groups,Is there any such problems in australia?
Well yes of course there are better places to live. There are better places to live than I live icurrently too, but it is all about what you can afford isn't it. If you want to work out what s the best place you can possibly live in then you need to work out your earnings and what you can afford in rent or to buy - then people can advise.

ISIS and Muslim groups. Well not long before I left Sydney, there was this incident in a coffee shop (actually a hot chocolate) shop I used to frequent. Some loony held people hostage there for twenty hours or so.
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Old Jan 11th 2016, 8:28 pm
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Oh yeah i remember watching that on the news.
My wife will earn 90/100k more than double what she does here.
I want to earn 70k as i earn 38k at home at present.
Im hopeful that will be able to give us a good lifestyle.
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Originally Posted by Bathnight1 View Post
Oh yeah i remember watching that on the news.
My wife will earn 90/100k more than double what she does here.
I want to earn 70k as i earn 38k at home at present.
Im hopeful that will be able to give us a good lifestyle.
It should give you a decent lifestyle, but not an exceptional one and won't put you in the best suburbs in Sydney and it won't be an amazing lifestyle as this is such an expensive city for property.

If you were to go for Surherlandshire then I think you would be doing pretty well, but would have a little bit of a trek into the city if that is where you are working.
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Old Jan 11th 2016, 8:38 pm
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Oh yeah i remember watching that on the news.
My wife will earn 90/100k more than double what she does here.
I want to earn 70k as i earn 38k at home at present.
Im hopeful that will be able to give us a good lifestyle.
Firstly...is your wife degree qualified?

Don't assume she will get a position the same as she has now...most services are really only interested in offering basic level nursing jobs.

If she wants anything more senior she will have to compete against local candidates with local experience.
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Ok thanks for your help.
Being based with the family in engadine seems like a good plan.
They said we could live with them,Whilst we get settled into life in australia.
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Old Jan 11th 2016, 8:42 pm
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Yes she is degree qualified,And is senior sister level Band 7.
So we are pretty certain she will gain the same role in australia.
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Originally Posted by Bathnight1 View Post
Oh yeah i remember watching that on the news.
My wife will earn 90/100k more than double what she does here.
I want to earn 70k as i earn 38k at home at present.
Im hopeful that will be able to give us a good lifestyle.
You do realise, don't you, that £1 does not equal A$1, and you can't buy for A$1 what you can buy for £1?

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Originally Posted by Bathnight1 View Post
Hello All.
My name is Alan,
Myself and my wife are looking to move out to sydney in two years.
She has family in engadine who have lived there for 30 years.
We are fed up with england and all that comes with it.
Im coming out for an holiday for a month next feb to get an idea of what it would be like.
My wife is a management level midwife and im a skilled bricklayer and hgv driver.
We will be selling up and are looking to bring 160k with us.
Any advice on sydney and surronding areas would be great to hear.
Thanks in advance.
Engadine is the suburbs that has lots of white families where husbands are tradies and wives are nurses. Its about 15 minute drive to Cronulla beach and on the footsteps to the Royal National Park.

You wife won't earn double. You can never come to that conclusion by doing an exchange rate calculation. You are forgetting cost of living and how that varies from place to place. Its all about proportions of incomings vs proportions of out goings. Do your research.

Must be the darkest depths of depressive January in the UK right now. Everyone wants to move. : )
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Old Jan 11th 2016, 8:48 pm
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Thinking about it and having the qualifications to do it,Are two very different things 😉
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Old Jan 11th 2016, 10:38 pm
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What are the prospects I OZ for a bricklayer who is also an HGV Driver ? Will you get in ? You might be shocked at the "multicultural" aspect f life in OZ. The "White Australia" of the 1950s is history.
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Must be the darkest depths of depressive January in the UK right now. Everyone wants to move. : )
I'm loving the winter weather
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I'm loving the winter weather. .....
Do you have webbed feet yet?
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