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Why does Melbourne short term accommodation seem so expensive?

Old Nov 29th 2009, 9:38 am
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Hi All,

I have been checking out short term accommodation on sites like Moving to Melbourne and a few others. The prices are like $800 a week...is that correct or have they got the week and month mixed up?!?!?! My budget is around £400 a month for a studio or 1 bed.
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Old Nov 29th 2009, 9:54 am
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Hi All,

I have been checking out short term accommodation on sites like Moving to Melbourne and a few others. The prices are like $800 a week...is that correct or have they got the week and month mixed up?!?!?! My budget is around £400 a month for a studio or 1 bed.
$800 per week for short term 'furnished' actually seems reasonable.
 
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Mate I'm afraid you will struggle to find accommodation in Melbourne for $800 per month unless you go to a shared house. For a 1 bed apartment on a standard 12 month lease you'd be looking at $275+ per week upwards. Studio apartments aren't common here. If you're just looking at short term you should maybe check out a hostel, you'll have a few to choose from in that price range.
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try www.australianhomeaway.com.au we got a 1 bed flat for around $300 a week with them.
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Sorry, but as ABC mentions, $800 for short term is normal for Melbourne.

Long term is obviously cheaper, but furnished and all inclusive is something different.

We have probably the cheapest on Kates site at $400 p.w but are just outside Melbourne.

I think you might need to rethink your budget for the first few weeks. Even backpackers hostels in the city are more than what you hoping to pay.
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