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Discussion in 'Money & Finance' started by Jayne Roberts, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. Hi everyone, just trying to get a feel for what we can afford when we get to Brisbane. My hubby will be on $75,000 + co. car & cell phone. I'm beginning to wonder if this is a realistic wage to live off for the 3 of us (2 adults & 3 year old). He's going to be working in Murarrie but we'd like to live south of there, somewhere rural/semi-rural if possible. We'd be renting. What are the basic expenses to consider when living in OZ?

    Thanks in advance
     

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  3. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    When renting the owner pays rates so your left with
    Phone / Internet
    Electric
    Contents Insurance
    Excess water charges in some rentals

    We live semi rural,its under an hour to the city or Gold Coast beaches ,loads of space and cheaper property,we love it out here..

    Cal x
     
  4. Ktee

    Ktee Administrator

    I don't know for down in Brisbane as we are in Cairns but here is some of our costs

    Electric it use to be $1000 a quarter we have now got solar and Tarrif 33 so we are looking at around $600 per quarter.

    Gas we pay around $70 - $100 per quarter

    Phone and internet we are on a 100 gig package so we pay $120 per month that includes the phone.

    Mobile - $60 per month includes $500 of call allowance and 3 gig data plan.

    You can do all of the above cheaper. If you can get a house to rent that has solar and tarrif 33 if it has a pool it would be a lot cheaper for you.
     

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