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Melbourne

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on May 05, 2023

Summary: Melbourne, Australia is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with a unique culture and a great quality of life. Expats love the city's diverse population, its lively nightlife, its excellent restaurants, its beautiful parks and gardens, and its easy access to the beach. The weather in Melbourne is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-70s Fahrenheit (10-25 Celsius) throughout the year. The average cost of living for an expat is estimated to be around $2,500 USD per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment in Melbourne is around $1,500 USD per month, while a two bedroom apartment can cost up to $2,500 USD per month. The population of Melbourne is 4.9 million people.

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Melbourne, they said:

"Melbourne is consistantly voted best city in world to live in by Economist magazine and others," wrote one member in Melbourne.

"Before retiring in Melbourne, expats should familiarize themselves with the Australian visa regulations and make sure they comply with the criteria for obtaining a retirement visa. It is also important to consider the cost of living in Melbourne, which offers a variety of lifestyle options, so that retirement plans fit the budget. A large number of health care options are available, so it is essential to check what services are covered by Medicare and any additional insurance needed so as to be adequately covered. Research into safety and security in the neighborhood of choice is important to ensure that living conditions meet the expectations of the retiree. Finally, research into the culture in Melbourne, including the sightseeing and leisure activities on offer, may help the expat find the best fit in terms of a home and lifestyle," remarked one expat who made the move to Melbourne, Australia.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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