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How Much Does It Really Cost To Live In Sydney?

Posted on Monday March 20, 2017 (10:32:55)
(c) Hai Linh Truong on Wikipedia
The cost of living in Sydney is notoriously high, and it usually makes it onto the top 10 list in the world. But, like its expensive cousins, for many expats the price is worth it. With its beautiful beaches, famously good weather, iconic scenery, and plenty of entertainment, Sydney is a popular place to live.

This leaves many people wondering how much it really costs to live in Sydney. Is it as bad as all that? On a scale of Bangkok to New York, Sydney certainly sits on the higher end of the scale, and while a budget can help, some costs are unavoidable.   more ...

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A Guide To Child Care And Early Learning In Australia

Posted on Wednesday March 08, 2017 (12:35:46)
The task of finding child care and early learning options for the little ones can be daunting for any modern-day parent. In Australia there are many different services available for kids aged from birth to 5 years, and a variety of terms to describe them. Sifting through the array of options is enough to send anyone into information overload, but the good news is that with so much available you’re bound to find what’s right for your family. Here’s what you need to know to set you on the right path.   more ...

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Is Queensland Australia's Funshine State?

Posted on Tuesday January 10, 2017 (10:38:39)
(c) CBD on Wikipedia
Queensland, located in northeastern Australia, is the second largest state in the country. More than half of its territory lies above the Tropic of Capricorn. Queensland is known for its stunning coastline and endless pristine beaches. It is also endowed with national park forests, rolling plains, rich tropical rainforests, forest covered mountains and vast wilderness.   more ...

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Australia - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Posted on Wednesday January 04, 2017 (21:35:51)
At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Australia and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To Coastal Towns And Cities In Australia

Posted on Thursday November 10, 2016 (15:39:21)
(c) Patty Jansen
Many of the country’s most famous destinations are located on the coast. While Australia is a huge country, there are vast swathes of it that many expats will not get to visit and they do not have large towns or cities in them for work purposes (though they do have lots of mining operations which offer expats well-paid jobs).   more ...

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How To Manage Your Money As An Expat In Australia

Posted on Friday November 04, 2016 (09:43:38)
(c) Chesshirecat on goodfreephotos
On top of excellent career opportunities, Australia offers a very good quality of life, beautiful natural scenery, a lovely climate and impressive cities.

This means that are lots of reasons to spend money and enjoy the opportunities available.   more ...

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9 Australian Urban Myths Which Aren't True... And One Which Is

Posted on Sunday October 16, 2016 (15:02:53)
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Urban myths are told across the world. These thrilling, folkloric-style tales carry dramatic twists that spread quickly through communities and societies. They are told as though they were true stories, but most urban legends are fabricated accounts. In many cases, the same myth is told in different parts of the world, with a few added local flavors. Many urban myths carry a seed of warning or some significant aspect, which causes them to be told across continents and down the generations.   more ...

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Australia - Recommended Blogs

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016 (07:57:33)
(c) goodfreephotos.com
At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Australia and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

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The Australian £250k Lifetime Allowance: How Will It Affect Expats?

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2016 (09:35:13)
(c) goodfreephotos.com
The Australian government has set a limit of $500,000 (around £250,000) for non-concessional contributions, known as 'after-tax' contributions, for anyone contributing to an Australian pension.

The idea is aimed at catching Australians who were boosting their pension funds with large contributions, particularly with the proceeds of a house sale, which they could then draw down as a tax free sum.   more ...

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South Australia Needs More Expats - Could You Be One Of Them?

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016 (08:04:20)
(c) Beneaththelandslide on Wikipedia
South Australia is an Australian state that shares its borders with all the other Australian mainland states and the Northern Territory, surrounded by Western Australia to the West, the Northern Territory to the North, Queensland to the Northeast, New South Wales to the East, Victoria to the Southeast, and the Great Australian Bight to the South. Often referred to as SA (as well as the Festival State and the Wine State), this region primarily covers some of the driest parts of the continent.   more ...


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