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An Expat Talks about Moving to Melbourne, Australia

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

Melbourne

Name three things that you wish you had brought and three you wish you had left at home.

Brought: Mexican food, Lucky Charms, Toll House Chocolate Chips

Left Behind: TV, Microwave, VCR

What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?

Take at least 2 months to find a place and be prepared to see quite a bit of junk.

What type of housing do you live in? Is this typical for most expats in your area?

An apartment in downtown. Most expats live in houses outside of the city center.

How did you choose your neighborhood and find your home or apartment?

We did a search ourself through the local real estate agents.

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Are your housing costs higher or lower than they were in your home country? What is the average cost of housing there?

Costs were lower than home. avg place 1200 usdf per month for 2 people.

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Aug 26, 2010 21:51

I dont like the life style in Melbourne..So many funny charactors are in the City...They make me laugh! I dont like the weather at all...Nothing like my home country..

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