Moving to Adelaide
Adelaide is the capital of South Australia. The city has a Mediterranean climate, allowing both the locals and tourists to enjoy the city’s various festivals and outdoor activities.
While Adelaide has the benefits of a modern and thriving city, you may find it surprising that life in this city is pretty quiet and laid back. Living in the city is very affordable. The price of consumable goods and rental houses is significantly lower compared to other capital cities like Melbourne and Sydney.
Living in Adelaide Guide
If you plan on relocating to Adelaide or South Australia, here’s a list of the things you need to take note of:
Housing and Rental
Average monthly household rental payment – A$1,613
Average monthly household mortgage payment – A$1,917
Meal (inexpensive restaurant) – A$17.00
Fast food hamburger menu – A$10.00
Mineral Water- A$2.78
Lettuce – A$2.67
Eggs (12) – A$3.89
Local Cheese (454g)- AU$3.97
Bread (454g) – A$1.99
Apples (454g) – A$1.79
Milk (3.79L) – A$5.47
Cold medicine (6 days) – A$8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) – A$17
Toothpaste (120g) – A$3.95
4 rolls of toilet paper – A$3.67
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400ml) – A$6
Deodorant (50ml, roll-on) – A$5.23
Although Adelaide is still transitioning from a manufacturing industry-based economy to a service industry-based economy, there are plenty of opportunities that residents can explore. Aside from employment opportunities, several companies and institutions are also offering internship opportunities to locals, as well as international students who are thinking about moving to Adelaide.
Out of the 785 schools in South Australia, around 440 of these are located in Adelaide. While the majority of the schools are government schools, the city also has several independent and Catholic schools.
Adelaide is home to 4 universities, including Australia’s oldest university – the University of Adelaide. The university was established in 1874 and consistently ranks in the top 1% of the universities across the globe.
Leisure and Attraction
Known as the Festival City, Adelaide has an event or two every month. From food and art festivals to various sports events. The city also hosts some of the major festivals including Adelaide Fringe, the Adelaide Festival, OzAsia, Indofest, WOMADelaide and many more.
Also situated in the city are some of South Australia’s major arts and cultural institutions. You may visit the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, the South Australian Museum, and Adelaide Zoo. Afterwards, replenish your energy in one of the many restaurants and cafes located in and near the CBD.
With this many events going on and places to explore, there’s always something to try and someplace to visit in Adelaide.
Moving around the city is quite easy. Buses are moving around the city even after midnight, allowing residents and visitors to enjoy the city’s nightlife. City trams are also accessible to the public. If you like a healthier, greener option, you can opt to hire Adelaide’s free bikes which are available in different areas of the CBD.
One way ticket (local transport) – A$3.83
Monthly Pass – A$99.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) – A$4.25
Gasoline (1 gal.) – A$5.56