Rent: check out www.realestate.com.au and www.domain.com.au Also check
out www.gumtree.com.au for shared places
Car Rego: In NSW, you will be paying around $500+ per year.
In NSW, you have to pay your 'rego' by the due date. If you don’t your car is
considered unregistered and un-road worthy and you will have to have a full
road worthy done before it can be registered again.
Car insurance is just too individualized.
Phone / Internet: Check out www.bc.whirlpool.net.au for a comparison of
broadband plans. Also check out www.telstra.com.au and www.optus.com.au
for info about phone contracts.
Gas / Electricity: Check out www.switchwise.com.au for information about gas
and electricity prices. Just enter a random Sydney Australian post code.
Petrol: Check out www.racv.com.au for daily petrol prices in Sydney. Also
www.motormouth.com.au for an overview of prices in the capital cities. Petrol
prices can vary widely from the morning to evening in Australia.
Cars: Check out www.carsales.com.au and www.carpoint.com.au
Clothes: Check out www.myer.com.au. or www.target.com.au - they dont
have an online shop but do have their latest catalogue on their website.
Groceries: www.woolworths.com.au and www.coles.com.au You could do an
online shopping to work out what the price of groceries would be.
Schools: Check myschool.edu.au for reports anc comparison of 10,000 shcolls
in Australia. In NSW Sydney at the very least you will be paying a 'voluntry'
fee and for school books.
Health Insurance: In Sydney you can get it for private hospital cover as well
as for 'extras' such as optical, dental, allied health (speech therapy,
physiotherapy etc). Depending on what it is, you will get either a limit that
will be refunded (ie/ $200 per year for speech therapy) or a certain amount
refunded such as with dental. Check out www.iselect.com.au to compare
plans. Dental in Sydney Australia is really expensive. For example, the price of
a root canal could reach A$1500. If you have a pre-exisiting condition, your
health insurance provider could ask you to wait 12 months before they cover
you for that.
Banking: Just about all banks will charge you for having an account with
them. ANZ has an account for $5 / month that has unlimited internet banking
and ATM withdrawals. If you make a withdrawal from another banks ATM you
will pay up to $2.50 per transaction. Have a look at www.infochoice.com.au.
In addition most companies will charge you an 'admin' fee for paying your bill,
generally a couple of dollars.
House or Unit you own in Sydney Australia: There are council and water rate.
However, if you are renting the landlord pays the rates and you just pay for
the excess water charges. Rubbish collection is included in council rates. No
tv licence in Sydney Australia though, although you have to put up with ads
every 5 mins.
|Detailed Cost of Living in Sydney Australia varies
depending on your lifestyle!