Monthly Archives: December 2015

Brisbane Living Costs compared to London

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 10:30 pm

To follow on from our last blog post, which focused on Cairns, we’re going to be looking at a city in Australia positioned a little further down to the South, Brisbane.

Brisbane is now the third largest city in Australia, and it’s hugely popular, while living costs are considerably cheaper compared to Sydney and Melbourne. Let us prove it by looking at data from Numbeo.

If we compare Brisbane to a city we know very well like London, the living costs (in British pounds) vary considerably. Consumer prices in Brisbane are 19.07% lower, rent is almost 35% cheaper and restaurant prices are 23% cheaper. That gives you an idea of how much cheaper life can be in Brisbane, and that’s why it’s a prime location for British gap year travellers. If you’re looking to move to an Australian city without paying over the odds, Brisbane cod be your best bet.

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What’s life like in Cairns?

Posted on December 14, 2015 at 11:26 pm

Cairns is a well-known holiday destination in Australia, renowned for its golden beaches, hot weather, beautiful clear water and of course the Great Barrier Reef.

It’s a city but it certainly doesn’t have the look or feel of say Sydney or Melbourne. Life seems to move a little bit slower in Cairns, and depending on where you’re situated, you can feel more in the wilderness than in the city. I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here is filmed not too far from Cairns, and that goes to show just how close it is to the wild!

If the laidback lifestyle isn’t for you, then Cairns isn’t the place to be, but if you love the idea of relaxing in the sun, not spending too much money and meeting people from different parts of the globe, it’s definitely the city for you.

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