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Adelaide, Australia

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on May 08, 2023

Summary: The population of Adelaide is 1.3 million people. Adelaide is a vibrant, friendly, and culturally diverse city. Expats love the relaxed lifestyle, the beautiful beaches, and the abundance of outdoor activities. The weather in Adelaide is generally mild with temperatures ranging from an average low of 50°F (10°C) in the winter to an average high of 80°F (27°C) in the summer. The average cost of living in Adelaide for an expat is estimated to be around $2,000 USD per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is estimated to be around $1,500 USD per month, and the cost of a two bedroom apartment is estimated to be around $2,000 USD per month.

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What do I need to know about living in Adelaide?

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

"There is always something going on here, no matter the time of year. Coming to Adelaide is an adjustment just like moving anywhere else would be, but there are plenty of opportunities to meet people and do things," explained one expat living in Adelaide, Australia.

"1. Adelaide has a diverse culture, so you should become familiar with the customs and traditions in the area before settling in. 2. There is an excellent public transport network in Adelaide, with buses and trains connecting the city’s major areas. 3. Adelaide has a Mediterranean climate, with an average temperature ranging from 15°C to 25°C. 4. The cost of living in Adelaide is lower than in many other major cities in Australia, making it a great choice for budget-minded retirees. 5. The city has plenty of parks, beaches, and other outdoor attractions for those who enjoy spending time in nature. 6. Health care is of a very high standard in Adelaide, with both public and private hospitals available. 7. Taxation laws in Adelaide may differ from those of other countries, so be sure to consult an accountant before moving," said one expat in Adelaide, 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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