Migrate to Perth Western Australia
What is the cost of living in Perth in Western Australia?
Perth has some expensive areas and also its cheaper areas, and some districts are in the middle. It’s important to research where you study and or work. The cost of food and transport can make cheaper rent irrelevant so be careful and do your homework.
Red Earth migration services are a Perth based and as such we are well placed to help you with your migration journey to Australia
The big expenditure items are rent, transport, and food so let’s examine these in more detail.
Accommodation in Perth
A one-bedroom flat can cost from $200 to $400 per week in good suburbs with access to public transport.
Two-bedroom flats can cost from $275 to $500 per week, there are more expensive option available, and there are plenty of newly built apartments with great views, pools, and Gyms, the cost of these range from $400 to $650 per week
It is worth considering renting a whole house, for three people a house close to the city can cost around $160 per week each and can be more cost-effective than living in an apartment. In the outer suburbs, 3 or 4 bedroom houses can cost as little as $360 a week to rent, however, you need to factor in transport and time spent traveling.
The rental market in Perth is moving up in terms of cost, fewer houses are available to rent as the supple of stock declines, on average expect to pay 10% more this year in rent.
Travel and transport in Perth
Good second-hand cars can cost anything from $5000 to $700. Be very careful when you purchase your car. Make sure you have a friend who understands cars or take the car you want to buy into a garage for a quick look over. THE RAC can also help.
Get a small car with not too much mileage and one that is less than 5 years old, older cars can end up being more expensive than
The cost of unleaded Petrol in Perth is around $1.18 per liter on cheap days it can cost around $1.12 a liter in some garages. The cheapest petrol is usually available on Mondays. On other days it can cost as much as $1.45 a liter.
Perth has a suburban railway network as well as a bus service, in the inner city transport is free on the CAT services http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/
Most of the coastal suburbs are not serviced by rail, however, the Perth bus service is good.
Towns such as Armadale, Joondalup, Fremantle, Mandurah, and Rockingham are serviced by rail and excellent Freeways.
The Cost of Food in Perth
Fast food restaurants or food hall will cost between $8 and $15.
When shopping in a supermarket, be aware red meats are expensive, look for the price per Kilo, chicken is usually cheap to buy.
Farmer markets are best to use when buying vegetables, they can be 50% cheaper than Supermarkets.
There are many Asian shops in Perth and its suburbs where the price of foods such as Rice and lentils are well below that of the big brand supermarkets so the key is to shop around, to get the cheapest prices you will have to look around the city for retail outlets that are price sensitive.
When shopping at Coles or Woolworth’s savings can be made by purchasing the store’s own brand items.
If the cost of living in Perth is within your means please contact Red Earth Migration and get advice on visas, where to live, study or work in Australia
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