nanettedv Posted February 23, 2021 Report Share Posted February 23, 2021 Hi We've been living in Melbourne for the past year (immigrated at the start of lockdown) and it has been great. But there's still something in me that feels we have not found the right spot for us yet. I visited Sydney over the weekend for the first time and I was blown away by the beauty, attractions and general vibe of it! Coming from Cape Town originally, I really appreciate the hills and being able to orient yourself and not feel so lost, as I do most of the time in Melbourne because it's so flat. So now I'm seriously considering moving my family to Sydney. My research indicates that Sydney is suuuuuper expensive in comparison to Melbourne, especially rent. But then again, that probably depends on where you decide to live. I was hoping someone would be able to give me insights on this. If any of you have done it, and I suspect many have, what has been your experience? I checked Numbeo (Cost of Living Comparison Between Melbourne, Australia And Sydney, Australia (numbeo.com)), but it just made me feel like we'd be living a peasant's life 😄. Where is a good place to move to? we'd be looking at living in a 4-bed,2-bath,1-parking house close to a train/ferry. and of course, good public schools and daycare/kinder around. We currently live in the Eastern Suburbs and paying a mere $580pw for our house with similar specs. What would I be paying and where would I look? Planning on doing a few trips up this year to check out different areas and schools, but would be good to get some direction. Also, what does daycare cost in NSW? Same as in VIC? I'm paying $125 per day now. And are public schools also virtually free, apart from a nominal annual cost? Thanks, and looking forward to your responses! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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