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Old Jul 31st 2005, 7:34 pm
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Hi
just wondered what is considered to be a liveable wage for a family of 4? Living in the Brisbane area.
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Originally Posted by wolky
Hi
just wondered what is considered to be a liveable wage for a family of 4? Living in the Brisbane area.
Thanks


hiya,
if you do a search, you will find estimates/guesses/experiences vary wildly! if you are on a low income, you get help from the gov/tax credits(wear a tin hat for the sarcastic comments if you ask about that)....and anything up to about $100,000 a year is seen as ok.
sorry cant be more helpful, but if you do a forum search yuou will find tons of posts about this.....by the end of it you will be bogged down with info and numbers
bump your question up in a couple of hours when the expats are online to give thier first hand experience...

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Originally Posted by wolky
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just wondered what is considered to be a liveable wage for a family of 4? Living in the Brisbane area.
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Will you own your own house and not have to pay rent or a mortgage?
 
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$50,000
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$50,000
yeah $50k is more or less the average wage i reckon.... this subject has been done to death before and it is such a personal thing.... If you bear in mind that prices for stuff in OZ is not wildly different to uk then what would you consider a decent wage to be in UK??

that might be a way to think about it... also how big will your mortgage need to be in oz??
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yeah $50k is more or less the average wage i reckon.... this subject has been done to death before and it is such a personal thing.... If you bear in mind that prices for stuff in OZ is not wildly different to uk then what would you consider a decent wage to be in UK??

that might be a way to think about it... also how big will your mortgage need to be in oz??
Thats a good point.

If the UK average is £504.90 (£26,254pa) info from and the Australian average is $1044.10 (full time adult total earnings) ($54,293pa)
Then whatever % of the average UK earnings should be about right for the same % of average Australian earnings.

The main difference will be with the housing costs.


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UK
Average Welsh weekly wage, 2004: £441.70 (as the info came from a Welsh site I left it in )
Average weekly wage in the UK, 2004: £504.90
Average weekly wage in London, 2004: £680.00
Aus
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings $991.20
Full-time adult total earnings $1044.10
Full-time adult ordinary time earnings rose by 4.7% for males and 5.0% for females in the twelve months to February 2005
 
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THUMP! that was the sound of my head hitting the desk

(apologies to the OP, but everyone will know how i feel)
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THUMP! that was the sound of my head hitting the desk

(apologies to the OP, but everyone will know how i feel)
Ahh, but the new people won't And they will be sitting there thinking ...... (what will they be thinking ? )
 
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Ahh, but the new people won't And they will be sitting there thinking ...... (what will they be thinking ? )
Thats part of the fun What WILL they think :scared:
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Hi
thanks,yeh propbably will have to have a mortgage of around $100,000(is this considered ok)looking at the property prices & exchange rates!Sorry if you've had this thread before but trying to find real info is hard. It's only available from people living everyday cost.
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To summarise:

Mortgage / NO mortgage?
Expensive tastes / frugal tastes?
Children / NO children?
Hobbies / NO hobbies?
New car / 2nd,3rd,4th hand car?
Eat out at posh restaurants / make your own at home?

As said many times before, circumstances vary wildly, as do individuals standard of living.
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thanks,yeh propbably will have to have a mortgage of around $100,000(is this considered ok)looking at the property prices & exchange rates!Sorry if you've had this thread before but trying to find real info is hard. It's only available from people living everyday cost.
A $100,000 sounds ok to me. Ours is $180,000.
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Thats part of the fun What WILL they think :scared:
Probably "I hope the desk is okay."

Sorry I'm just waiting for lunch time... another 2 minutes...
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