Moving to Melbourne.
Are you thinking of moving to Melbourne? The city is well known for being cosmopolitan and multicultural. Nearly half of the city’s residents were born overseas, almost a third speak a language other than English.
Whilst expats can enjoy a fantastic lifestyle in the city, rising costs make it one of the 50 most expensive destinations in the world. This is definitely something to think about when you are negotiating a job contract.
Property prices if you are thinking of moving to Melbourne
There is a high level of renters in the city of Melbourne. The cost to rent per month in what is considered an upmarket area is currently AU$2,728 (£1556.32) and in a normal area AU$2024 (£1154,69).
House prices in Melbourne are expensive. In June 2017 the average house price was up again for the 5th consecutive quarter to AU$822 (£468,95). Experts are forecasting house prices are continuing to increase by 7.5% this year and 5.5 % in 2018.
If you are moving to the city and need to find a property for sale, estate agents promote their houses on the major property sites such as:
Schools if moving to Melbourne
Melbourne has a good range of schools, which regularly make up nearly half of the top 20 rated institutions in all of Australia. Help to select a school can be found at: http://www.australianschoolsdirectory.com.au/
Local Information if you are thinking of moving to Melbourne
When you first move to a new city finding your way round the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way. Simply visit http://www.gov.au/
Travel if you are thinking of moving to Melbourne
Almost all expats living in Australia find it best to have a car. Most people moving to Australia are able drive using the licence from home for the first three months. However, licensing regulations vary from state to state. You would be advised to familiarise yourself with the rules within each particular territory before relocating. Fuel costs AU$1.30 (74p).
Due to the long distances between major cities, flying is the most popular travel option. The main airlines that operate domestically between Australian cities are, Virgin Australia, Qantas, Tiger Airways Australia and Jetstar.
Public transport is clean and timely. A monthly bus pass costs approximately AU$137 (£78). For a taxi trip, the cost is approximately AU$20 per 5 miles (£11).
Currency Conversion If Moving To Melbourne
The exchange rate is currently 1 Australian Dollar = 0.57 pence (November 2017)
When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with an FX Firm.
Simply follow the link below to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account. https://www.whiteandcompany.co.uk/foreign-exchange/
International Removals To Melbourne
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If you are looking to move to Melbourne, White & Company have been providing an International removals, packing and storage service for over 145 years and are members of FIDI and Omni.
White & Company are also proud to selected as winners of the BAR Overseas Mover of the Year competition in 2016 and finalists in the 2017 competition.