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Adelaide, Australia

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Sep 17, 2022

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Adelaide, Australia. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.

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What do I need to know about living in Adelaide?

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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," added another person living in Adelaide.

How do I meet people in Adelaide?

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When we asked people living in Adelaide about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:

"Newcomers Network Adelaide Facebook Group http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=8236505681 Expats in Adelaide http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=8826383423 http://expatsinadelaide.blogspot.com Bridgebuilder International Group http://www.bridgebuildersa.com Meet in Adelaide http://www.meetin.org/city/MEETinADELAIDE Multicultural South Australia http://www.multicultural.sa.gov.au," remarked another in Adelaide.

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Will I be able to find a job in Adelaide?

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When we asked people about industries and career opportunities in Adelaide, they reponded:

"http://www.seek.com.au is the best web site for job hunters. There are many recruitment agencies, although finding the initial job can be difficult if you are not a native speaker of English. Preparation is key," said another expat in Adelaide.

What is life like in Adelaide?

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When we asked people living in Adelaide what life is like and how people spend their time, they said:

"Locals are friendly and it is easy to find your way around. Meeting people can be difficult at first and it is important to be outgoing here," explained one expat living in Adelaide.

Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Adelaide accepting of differences?

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"The size of Adelaide can be a pro or con, based on your personal preference. It's a small city which operates more like a large town and while it is diverse, it can be a bit insular. It takes patience to break through and settle in," said another expat in Adelaide.

What are the schools in Adelaide like?

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"Places can be difficult to obtain without advance planning, however if you are able to secure one, grab it," commented one expat when asked about Scotch College in Adelaide.

About the Author

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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