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Moving to Perth - Western Australia

Cost of Living, Removal costs, What to Bring etc


Why Live in Perth?


Perth is a fabulous place to live, particularly for families, with a large number of parks, loads of family friendly activities and beautiful coastlines stretching for miles. Perth is consistently voted in the top 10 best cities in the world to live, due to the clean, safe environment and it’s world class education, excellent public transport and healthcare system..

When deciding to emigrate to Australia, we spent many months researching online, trying to decide where to live, what to bring with us, what the schools in Western Australia were like, how the Australian healthcare system works, how much does living in Perth actually cost? Etc.

Also included is a section of the Cost of Living, detailing our actual monthly expenditure to give you an idea of what it really costs to live in Perth, and a section on the cost of medical treatment, which can be expensive, even with private healthcover.

If you are ready to start planning your move to Western Australia, have a look at the sections on Removal Costs, Suburb Overview, What to Bring - including Electrical Goods, Home Entertainment, and just as importantly What to Leave.

There’s also some practical advice for when you arrive in Australia, such as Renting a House, Buying a House, Buying a Car and How to save money in Perth.

Most of the information is based on what we have learned about Western Australia, in particular Perth, but a lot will also be relevant for other areas in Australia.