to be clear from the beginning, I’m always lazy to do the calculations so I’ll put the amounts in Australian dollars (1aud = 0.55usd)
so I’ll take it from the beginning …

establishing … the best chances of a job , you have opportunities in the big cities, sydney, melbourne, brisbane … but here the living costs are higher than in the other cities, especially if you want to buy a house or rent … here in sydney an apartment of 3 rooms of 120 square meters new close to the center in a decent area costs you about 260 I hear per week … if you do not want to be new you can go down to about 190-200 I hear per week … the price decreases by how much you away from the center, in a suburb 30-40km from the center, the same new apartment will cost you about 170-190 per week … but the further you go, the more a car is needed …
anyway, cities being so big cars it is very necessary to get everywhere, for example sydney is almost 120km from one end to the other … when you come from another country you can drive with your driver’s license for 3 months, after which you have to take your australian … the exam is extremely easy, theoretically and practically … but at the partic one you are not offered a car, you have to have your car to take the exam, or a friend’s, etc … so the job it’s like in 3 months you have to have a car or someone with a car to be able to drive … driving on the right is not as difficult as it seems, it doesn’t take that long to get used to it … petrol depends where do you get it, it’s around 0.85 I hear now per liter, it decreases and increases …

the cars are quite ok in terms of prices … here the popular car is holden, meaning opel … an astra costs you about 24,000 new aud, you get it for 5 years a barina, corsa like in europe it’s about 17,000aud, still new but if you want a second hand, something decent and good you can find around 12-13,000aud, different brands … I mean something about 1-2 years old, you can find something older at 2-3000aud, but there you do not benefit from the rates for the 5 years … if you stay central you can also handle the bus or the train, but much more limited than the car …

everyday life … the food is quite cheap, for a family of 3 people you can put a minimum … of 200 I hear per week for the necessary ones … but it usually costs more … if stay with rent, it includes water and other expenses, you only have to pay for electricity plus phone … the phone is 25 I hear per month, plus what you call … local calls cost you 0.17 I hear no matter how long it takes … the international, ex romania and 1.10 aud / min … usa0.17 aud / min

if you want to have lower rental prices, you can go to smaller cities, perth, adelaide, canberra … life is cheaper but job opportunities are lower … if you want to buy a house you do 20 or 25 year loan, the interest rates are now about 4.75% if you smoke cigarettes can be expensive especially if you smoke a lot … a pack of 25 cigarettes is about 8.80 I hear the clothes are at prices comparable to those in Romania, and the electronics from what I saw when I was there are cheaper here, the climate is mild here in Sydney, around 27-30 degrees in summer, and between 10-15 degrees in winter, cooler at night, but there are also days when you can go out in shorts … it’s just raining, you won’t see the snow … if you go north it gets warmer, in brisbane it’s even more pleasant, and if you go right north in darwin you have about 30-33 degrees the year…

citizenship is taken at 2 years of permanent residence … so about 2 years since you come, minus as long as you go on vacation … now about work … at first until you equate your diplomas and qualification is not a big problem in to find something that will give you the material part if you are fluent in English … I put here the main web sites to see what the market is like www.jobsearch.gov.au www.seek.com.au when you change your qualification, things change, it’s up to you how much you shoot and how high you get … an average salary is around 500 I hear per week, but it can easily increase if you shoot hard, to enter at or over a thousand I hear per week … all you need is good qualification, mind and will to shoot hard … but the language will have to be there, for those positions to be very good …all in all you can make a very decent living by working here …

I hope that what I said helps you and that I didn’t hit the water with things that don’t need
much luck to everyone

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