Relocating to Melbourne
Over the years, Melbourne has been named as one of the most livable cities in the world. The city offers top-level healthcare, world-class education, reliable infrastructure, and countless business opportunities.
Just like other large cities, it is a melting pot of culture due to thousands of residents moving to Melbourne from different parts of the world.
Living in Melbourne Guide
If you’re interested in moving to this beautiful city, here are some of the things that you have to consider:
Housing and Rental
Average monthly household rental payment – A$1,984
Average monthly household mortgage payment – A$2,159
Lunch for 2 persons – A$16.00
Fast food hamburger menu – A$9.75
Mineral Water- A$2.83
Lettuce – A$4.94
Eggs (12) – AU$6.42
Cheese (500g)- AU$23.17
Bread (.45kg) – A$2.83
Apples (1kg) – A$3.95
Milk (1L) – A$2.62
1 box of antibiotics – AU$15.06
Toothpaste (120g) – AU$4.36
4 rolls of toilet paper – AU$3.76
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (200ml) – AU$3.78
Deodorant (roll-on) – A$4.01
Soap (150g) – A$2.25
There are plenty of job and business opportunities for Melbourne residents and migrants. Due to the continuous growth of the city, some industries are experiencing skill shortages and are looking for talented migrants to fill various roles. If you’re not moving to Melbourne for employment purposes, you can look for job vacancies online. You may also start connecting to people who are in the industry you’re most interested in before you move.
Melbourne is home to some of the best schools in the region, including two universities in the world’s top 100 universities. The city has more than 1300 schools, making it easy for residents and migrants to find a new school for themselves or their children.
Living in Melbourne is far from boring. Aside from keeping yourself busy with work on weekdays, you can explore the city’s gardens, landmarks and buildings, sporting arenas, arcades, and laneways. You may visit some of Melbourne’s most popular destinations such as the Federation Square, the Royal Botanic Garden, Queen Victoria Market, etc.
Melbourne is also known for hosting world-class sporting events almost all-year-round.
Australian Open – January
Avalon Airport International Air Show – February/March
Australian Formula One Grand Prix – March
Australian Rules Football (AFL) – March to September
MotoGP Motorcycle Grand Prix – October
Spring Racing Carnival (including Melbourne Cup) – October/November
Boxing Day (test match) – December
You can get around Melbourne using a private vehicle or the city’s public transport system which includes rail, tram, and bus services.
The city has around 300 bus routes and 15 rail lines serving Greater Melbourne and its surrounding areas. It is also known for having the largest tram network in the world. Bus rides or trips via subway in the city centre cost around A$4.30.
You can wave down a metered taxi from almost anywhere in the city or engage one in designated taxi ranks. For a more convenient option, you can book your ride from several operators such as Uber, Ola, Taxify, and Didi.
Initial meter charge – A$4.70
Rate per kilometre – A$1.71
Taxi 1 hour waiting (normal tariff) – A$34.20
If you prefer using a private vehicle to move around the city, here’s a list of some of the expenses you must prepare for:
Engine oil (1L) – A$13.99
Petrol/ Fuel, (1L) – 1.47