living in Australia

  • hornyy_rabbit

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    Oct 08, 2013 11:11 PM GMT
    Hey guys.

    Many of you are Australians so I'd like to ask... What's the life like there? What are the people like, how's the climate at place where you live etc?

    I dream about moving there one day but it seems quite difficult icon_smile.gif Especially for example in Brisbane there's 23°C average temperature in winter and 30°C in summer. I could go on bike all year long icon_biggrin.gif

    Feedback appreciated, thanks! icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 09, 2013 12:18 AM GMT
    Its expensive, Perth the closet capital to me is more expensive food wise than London.
    We have no ozone layer left, sunscreen is needed everyday even in winter.
    Yes it is warm in most parts, but you become aclimatised and will still need a jumper.
    Kangaroo's are a real problem in the city traffic.
    Drop bears, kill more tourists than anything else
    The men are hot, all of them.
    Its pretty chilled and relaxed compared to many other nations, but we arc up when we get angry.

    Get an engineering degree or become a chef, we have a huge need for them and other professions, that will make your visa application much easier to get.

    lastly dont arrive by boat from Indonesia we will send you to PNG
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    Oct 09, 2013 5:00 AM GMT
    I haven't traveled so I can't compare living here to anywhere else.

    Those temperatures in Brisbane sound nice but the reality is that it's a tropical climate. It is humid and sticky and unpleasant. Biking in summer would not be much fun.

    But I've always lived in the south of the country, so it might just be something I'm not used to.

    As for the people, many are okay. There are lot of white trash/redneck types, though. You wouldn't want to live outside of a capital city. Even then, instead of white trash you've got hipsters.

    The climate in the southeast corner of Australia is okay. I don't mind it. Everywhere else sucks. The middle of the country is a desert (SA, NT). Tasmania is cold all year and the people are weird (think Deliverance). Queensland is a sweaty tropical soup filled with rednecks. Victoria and NSW are okay.
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    Oct 09, 2013 5:03 AM GMT
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  • bolero_of_fir...

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    Oct 09, 2013 5:32 AM GMT
    boorangOz saidIts expensive, Perth the closet capital to me is more expensive food wise than London.
    We have no ozone layer left, sunscreen is needed everyday even in winter.
    Yes it is warm in most parts, but you become aclimatised and will still need a jumper.
    Kangaroo's are a real problem in the city traffic.
    Drop bears, kill more tourists than anything else
    The men are hot, all of them.
    Its pretty chilled and relaxed compared to many other nations, but we arc up when we get angry.

    Get an engineering degree or become a chef, we have a huge need for them and other professions, that will make your visa application much easier to get.

    lastly dont arrive by boat from Indonesia we will send you to PNG

    This sounds about right.
  • PolitiMAC

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    Oct 09, 2013 6:02 AM GMT
    Well, it's a great country to live. Yeah, I haven't lived anywhere else, and it's just a fact! ;) Weather is great as long as you have a way of cooling down if it's hot and a way of warming up if it's cold.

    ...that sounded stupid...

    People are nice for the most part, Sydney is the best place to go (in my opinion), huge variety of people and races. Bloody expensive, so be ready for that icon_razz.gif

    If you want to stay here, it's pretty straight forward. You know the process. It's just hard to do icon_smile.gif
  • KepaArg

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    Oct 09, 2013 6:12 AM GMT
    Moving to Sydney in December with my boyfriend who is from there. Even he complains of how expensive it's gotten, but prefers the work/life balance there.

    I didn't really notice from visits except things like alcohol were more expensive, but found prices of beer and wine similar to Tokyo and Honolulu. I don't smoke but packs were over $20, and I think that's a good thing.

    Shopping was more expensive in Australia.

    Sydney had a thriving food scene I enjoyed and coffee was fantastic.

    I was there both in may of this year and August. The weather was quite good, but definitely got cooler in the evenings.

    Even though Sydney is suppose to be full of hustle and bustle I found most people friendly and nice. Very laid back and I enjoyed the atmosphere very much. I always felt safe evening walking around at night, granted with my bf. Not even its infamous red light district the cross was intimidating,

  • working_title

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    Oct 09, 2013 6:50 AM GMT
    I don't think most people have any idea how big Australia is.
    Asking what it is like here is like asking what is the United States like? Or what is Europe like?
    We have a large land mass, and as such, the climate varies enormously between states and cities. Generally speaking, its gets hotter and more humid the further North you go, and colder the further South you go.
    The middle of the the country is mostly desert, so the majority of Australians live in cities on the coast.
    Yes we have kangaroos and koalas, but as most of us live in cities we rarely see them. Possums however, are very common - even downtown, in the parklands.
    Regional Australia is worth exploring for the nature - which can be breathtaking and incredibly diverse.
    Sydney is a gorgeous city - full of natural beauty. The weather is pleasant most of the year and the people friendly.
    Melbourne is the most European of the Australian cities, and is arguably the home of Australia's art, fashion and sport scenes.
    Brisbane, Perth Adelaide and Hobart all hav their charms too...
    We do food and wine really well (if you know where to go) icon_wink.gif

  • offshore

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    Oct 09, 2013 7:02 AM GMT
    You will do alright if you are a white straight bogan male
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    Oct 09, 2013 2:51 PM GMT
    I'm headed to Perth too. Didn't know it was so expensive
  • Import

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    Oct 09, 2013 3:55 PM GMT
    I spent 6 weeks in Sydney a few years ago and loved it.
    I went to Brisbane as well as Cairns and Port Douglas. It's a beautiful country and I found most people to be pretty open and nice. A few dickheads here and there, but that's in any country so no big.

    I like Australia very much and have nothing but good will toward that country.
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    Oct 09, 2013 4:23 PM GMT
    I am an Aussie and because of my work , reside in the U.S as well ..
    I am surprised as how Aussies in this thread are complaining of how expensive Australia is ..
    It is not !! . First for Americans , don't forget that the minimum wage in Australia is the double than in the U.S , salary are way higher as well , prices that you see are with sale taxes included , and you don't have to buy healthcare , it is provided by the government ...
    Petrol are more expensive than in the U.S , but our cars are more energy efficient , and we drive not as much as Americans do .
    When it comes to climate , it is the same than in the U.S , but reversed , as the south is colder than the north , and the season are reversed as well , Christmas is summer here ...lol...

    Queensland is a climate copy cat as Florida humid and hot during the summer , warm and dryer during the winter .
    S.A and Victoria are very similar as Kirginia , kentucky , Tenessee .
    Western Autraslia ( Perth ) are very similar to So-California but with warmer winters .

    When it comes to people and life in general , life is more relaxed , blokes are handsome as they are in the U.S ,and our nature and wildlife is one of the most beautiful in the world .
    If you are a wine conoisseur , S.A is the place to be , our wine are well-known all over the world for their finess and bouquet ..
    To finish , is it the best country in the world to emigrate ? , no it is not , but is there one ?
    Sharing my life between the U.S and Australia has been a wonderful experience , Americans are great , welcoming and fun to be with , but deep down , i couldn't stay away from Australia too long ..lol..

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    Oct 09, 2013 4:26 PM GMT
    neffa saidI am an Aussie and because of my work , reside in the U.S as well ..
    I am surprised as how Aussies in this thread are complaining of how expensive Australia is ..
    It is not !! . First for Americans , don't forget that the minimum wage is Australia is the double than in the U.S , prices that you see are with sale taxes included , and you don't have to buy healthcare , it is provided by the government ...
    Petrol are more expensive than in the U.S , but our cars are more energy efficient .
    When it comes to climate , it is the same than in the U.S , but reversed , as the south is colder than the north , and the season are reversed as well , Christmas is summer here ...lol...

    Queensland is a climate copy cat as Florida humid and hot during the summer , warm and dryer during the winter .
    S.A and Victoria are very similar as Kirginia , kentucky , Tenessee .
    Western Autraslia ( Perth ) are very similar to So-California but with warmer winters .

    When it comes to people and life in general , life is more relaxed , blokes are handsome as they are in the U.S ,and our nature and wildlife is one of the most beautiful in the world .
    If you are a wine conoisseur , S.A is the place to be , our wine are well-known all over the world for their finess and bouquet ..
    To finish , is it the best country in the world to emigrate ? , no it is not , but is there one ?
    Sharing my life between the U.S and Australia has been a wonderful experience , Americans are great , welcoming and fun to be with , but deep down , i couldn't stay away from Australia too long ..lol..


    I am so fucking wanting to have that life of spending time in both countries. Like, do u realize that my hotness fades each day with age? And like today I will be less hot than I was yesterday. And im stuck in the US all the time? wtf? What do u do that allows for such a international lifestyle? I want.
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    Oct 09, 2013 4:47 PM GMT
    Your hotness doesn't fade ...You are a very handsome bloke and will be for all those years to come ...icon_smile.gif
  • mascmuscle35

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    Oct 09, 2013 7:01 PM GMT
    I lived in Australia for 12 years -- great place, but don't live in Brisbane; backwards, racists, expensive and boring. Sydney and Melbourne are great!
  • PolitiMAC

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    Oct 10, 2013 7:52 AM GMT
    neffa saidI am an Aussie and because of my work , reside in the U.S as well ..
    I am surprised as how Aussies in this thread are complaining of how expensive Australia is ..
    It is not !! . First for Americans , don't forget that the minimum wage is Australia is the double than in the U.S , salary are way higher as well , prices that you see are with sale taxes included , and you don't have to buy healthcare , it is provided by the government ...
    Petrol are more expensive than in the U.S , but our cars are more energy efficient , and we drive not as much as Americans do .
    When it comes to climate , it is the same than in the U.S , but reversed , as the south is colder than the north , and the season are reversed as well , Christmas is summer here ...lol...

    Queensland is a climate copy cat as Florida humid and hot during the summer , warm and dryer during the winter .
    S.A and Victoria are very similar as Kirginia , kentucky , Tenessee .
    Western Autraslia ( Perth ) are very similar to So-California but with warmer winters .

    When it comes to people and life in general , life is more relaxed , blokes are handsome as they are in the U.S ,and our nature and wildlife is one of the most beautiful in the world .
    If you are a wine conoisseur , S.A is the place to be , our wine are well-known all over the world for their finess and bouquet ..
    To finish , is it the best country in the world to emigrate ? , no it is not , but is there one ?
    Sharing my life between the U.S and Australia has been a wonderful experience , Americans are great , welcoming and fun to be with , but deep down , i couldn't stay away from Australia too long ..lol..



    Well, I think it is pretty expensive icon_razz.gif People live with their parents until they're 30 these days icon_razz.gif That ain't cheap.
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    Oct 10, 2013 4:12 PM GMT
    @politinerd
    It doesn't only happen in Australia , it also prevalent in most of Europe and in the U.S as well ..