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An Expat Talks about Living in Melbourne, Australia

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Melbourne

How long have you lived there?

3 years

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

Too numerous to list here. Melbourne is a very cosmopolitan, culturally positive, diverse, multi-cultural city with interests for everyone. Great theater companies, museums, galleries, opera, symphony, concerts of all kinds, food festivals (greatest food city I've seen). Meeting people is easy.

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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

Very diverse. Biggest Greek community outside of Greece. Italian and other European. Ethnic tolerance is big here. In fact, there's an appfreciation for what makes Melbourne great--its diversity. Greatest ethnic restaurants in the world.

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

Computer tech, financial services.

In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

All of the above. Very sports crazy city, but also great for socializing in numeous pubs etc.

If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

Melbourne is consistantly voted best city in world to live in by Economist magazine and others.

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