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Forum: Australia
Jun 22nd 2014, 2:11 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,031
Posted By seanpears99

Re: Buying a car in Australia...

Depends on the car, we have a 2008 territory ghia which we paid 18k for, 93ks, smart car, two car insurance is 900 a year.
Forum: Australia
Jun 17th 2014, 3:05 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,636
Posted By seanpears99

Re: Potentially Moving to Brisbane

I might be working in 8MP too, Im on the coast though and the drive is a bitch. Its kind of in a traffic black hole with no train stations in walking distance, but definately live in the CBD and...
Forum: Australia
Jan 27th 2014, 12:32 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,028
Posted By seanpears99

Re: Medic on the Gold Coast -HELP!!!

We have two labradors and used to live in Labrador, apart from the name, Labrador the place is not a fluffy beautiful place. We lived on the Broadwater in an apartment which was gated. Two streets...
Forum: Australia
Jan 14th 2014, 9:54 am
Replies: 165
Views: 39,636
Posted By seanpears99

Re: BBC Wanted Down Under - Series 8

It is popcorn TV, its not a serious look at what is achievable in Australia in most cases for a lot of people, it reminds me of Bullseye in the old days when Jim Bowen brings on the speedboat for a...
Forum: Australia
Sep 18th 2013, 12:31 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,601
Posted By seanpears99

Re: Moving to Brisbane

I wouldn't even think of trying to rent in Sydney!

I might get an apartment for what I can build a 4 bed with pool for :-(
Forum: Australia
Sep 18th 2013, 10:55 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,601
Posted By seanpears99

Re: Moving to Brisbane

I don't have quite the ball you are going to have earning more but I am 40, if I was your age, the world would be my lobster! If you can, at this moment, with your wage, a property purchase would be...
Forum: Australia
Sep 18th 2013, 5:42 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,601
Posted By seanpears99

Re: Moving to Brisbane

Hi Ryan

On a very rough estimate using a simple tax calc, you will be taking home just over 2k a week.

I used this:- http://www.paycalculator.com.au/

Rent in new farm isnt cheap, but I...
Forum: Australia
Sep 11th 2013, 9:22 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 13,786
Posted By seanpears99

Re: Family moving to Brisbane - worried about the cost of living

Hi Lou n Rob

No probs, I commute in from the gold coast and it takes an hour on the train as I am in Coomera and the station is about 6ks from where I live.

Like chortle, I too work in IT...
Forum: Australia
Sep 11th 2013, 11:30 am
Replies: 36
Views: 13,786
Posted By seanpears99

Re: Family moving to Brisbane - worried about the cost of living

I am not a believer in the multiplier, how can one number translate to some many differing scenarios. It cant.

All markets sway differently, housing market, dollar vs BGP, petrol (especially),...
Forum: Australia
Jul 24th 2013, 3:08 am
Replies: 53
Views: 6,582
Posted By seanpears99

Re: Scotland to Brisbane!?

I earn more than Bonnie in Brisbane and live on the Gold Coast, our rent is 575 a week for a 4 bed house over looking coomera river. Have the trappings of a nice job and salary but I kind of agree...
Forum: Australia
Mar 25th 2013, 5:12 am
Replies: 189
Views: 61,737
Posted By seanpears99

Re: How can you watch UK TV on your computer for Free in Australia?

Hola is awesome, doesnt need a VPN, plays direct through your browser. US Netflix can be used from there too.
Forum: Australia
Dec 12th 2012, 11:51 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,259
Posted By seanpears99

Re: Cost of living - Gold Coast

Steveos doing well with a 30 a month phone.

We have an Iphone 5 which we bought outright, 800 bucks each and have an 80 a month contract but you can get them cheaper. Depends what you want. Think...
Forum: Australia
Sep 18th 2012, 4:13 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,052
Posted By seanpears99

Re: Gold Coast Family Areas

And Coomera Waters :)
Forum: Australia
Sep 3rd 2012, 3:32 am
Replies: 3
Views: 858
Posted By seanpears99

Re: IT Contract in Sydney, Australia

U can get away with more in the UK, a lot of agencies now dont deal with sole traders so the benefits (apart from the obvious) are more difficult to come by.

They are really clamping down on the...
Forum: Australia
Jul 3rd 2012, 12:11 am
Replies: 59
Views: 7,552
Posted By seanpears99

Re: Is this enough for family of 3 in Perth

I actually earn more than the OP and have no problem driving to work on my jet ski in the middle of brisbane from the gold coast. :thumbsup:

And yes, it is plenty to live on, dont drive a porsche...
Forum: Australia
Jun 5th 2012, 3:25 am
Replies: 38
Views: 3,653
Posted By seanpears99

Re: Employment contract

I work in IT for Ernst and Young at the moment in the Coal Seam Gas sector.

3 years next month and wouldnt change it.

At 26 you might as well as its not as final a decision as it is for some.
Forum: Australia
Jun 5th 2012, 2:36 am
Replies: 38
Views: 3,653
Posted By seanpears99

Re: Employment contract

Hi Paddy

I came over on a 457 through my then spouse who was a psychologist, after 8 months we applied for PR through an 856 visa and were granted it, after about 6 weeks. Fully intend to go for...
Forum: Australia
Jun 4th 2012, 11:48 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,653
Posted By seanpears99

Re: Employment contract

Hi Paddy I dont mean to be the harbinger of doom, Australia is the best decision I ever made. I am just making you are aware that its not an easy transition, there are lots of stresses apart from...
Forum: Australia
Jun 4th 2012, 2:44 am
Replies: 38
Views: 3,653
Posted By seanpears99

Re: Employment contract

I used to work for the department of communities in Brisbane and left about 8 months ago. I have friends who have all lost their jobs with contracts not being renewed and people who have been...
Forum: Australia
May 9th 2012, 12:19 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 4,023
Posted By seanpears99

Re: $40 per hour is that sufficent?

I can live on 113.625 an hour a day in Sunny Barmy Brisbane without the need for Cocaine but I am thinking my beer habit is almost as expensive as a Cocaine habit could ever be (monetary wise not...
Forum: Australia
Mar 15th 2012, 2:28 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 10,248
Posted By seanpears99

Re: Aus not better than London for IT - debunked

I cant believe i have been arsed to log back onto this thread.

My missus earns 600 a week answering the phone at warner brothers, I earn a grand a day consulting, there are a million people in...
Forum: Australia
Mar 13th 2012, 11:20 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 10,248
Posted By seanpears99

Re: Aus not better than London for IT - debunked

Agreed whilst smoking a dooby in Brisbane lol :thumbup:
Forum: Australia
Mar 11th 2012, 2:10 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 10,248
Posted By seanpears99

Re: Aus not better than London for IT - debunked

Well I earn 250 a year in Brisbane and I know it is above the norm but those salaries the OP has posted are ridiculous. IT is such a broad term, what blend of IT are you talking about?
Forum: Australia
Mar 2nd 2012, 3:21 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,409
Posted By seanpears99

Re: Coomera Waters

I have lived in Coomera Waters for 2.5 years now with a bit of a break when my partner and I split.

I rented for a year, then bought some land and then had to sell it (at a loss due to GFC).
...
Forum: Australia
Jan 25th 2012, 12:46 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By seanpears99

My Australia Day Facebook Post

Happy Australia Day - For me, Australia has offered a lot of hope and opportunity and I have also offered the same in return. I may be an immigrant of this beautiful land but I stand here knowing...
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