I like many Poms have been looking and wondering about moving down under and getting a job somewhere that actually sees the sun on a daily basis ( yep, no surprise here; I am a Pom, and yes we are obsessed with the weather).
I have never been, but as usual everyone I know that have been start crying into their warm beer when you ask if Oz is all its cracked up to be, all of them want to come back.
So here I am , applications have gone off a few acknowledgements, a few pending phone interviews, and a few worries about the pay.....
I jacked in my job in the UK over a year ago, for numerous reasons too boring to go into, I never expect to get that much salary again, I was well paid, but out of my mind bored, and I really wanted to ask some Aussies about this great standard of living I have been hearing so much about. In a nutshell how much do you need to have a comfortable lifestyle with a Mortgage and all that jazz?.
My main worry is I aint no spring chicken, I am in my mid thirties, married ( happily, thank god!) with two small kids under five. Is there anyone on this forum in a similar position who can help me out with info as bland as how much do nappies cost?. I hear that the average salary is way below the UK, but it cant cost the same to do a weekly shop?, or can it?
Having done a bit of research, most of the places I have sent off to are around the Brisbane area.Any one working in the games industry and living around there who can help me out I would really appreciate it, and if I do get over there for interviews and the like, the beers will be on me.
Cheers guys and gals, and thanks for reading.