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TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaTotal Reaction Points: 268Member, Moderator
edited January 2015 in Other Migration Topic Posts: 4,315
I don't think this was discussed previously but me and wife would want to ask if you guys can share how much is your weekly budget currently; if possible, kindly include breakdown (i.e: rent, transpo, grocery, etc...)

This information will greatly assist incoming migrants on preparing on how much to prepare for the BIG move down under.

Thanks!
Primary Applicant: Wife
Accountant (General): 221111

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01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
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  • BigfootBigfoot BrisbaneTotal Reaction Points: 5applymembership
    Posts: 91
    sharing this link, it might help:
    http://www.aussiemove.com/costofliving/

    You can add or deduct other items in relation to your personal circumstance. Also take into account that the blogger is an Australian and he may have a different standard of living (primary food) compared to us Filos.
    18 Nov 2012 - IELTS Academic Exam (L-8.5; R-8.5; W-7; S-8; OBS-8)
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  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityTotal Reaction Points: 25Member, Moderator
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    Ang napansin ko lang na kulang sa link na yan wala masyadong emphasis sa rental costs. Inaassume nila bibili ka na kaagad ng property dun hehe



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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaTotal Reaction Points: 268Member, Moderator
    Posts: 4,315
    Thanks @Bigfoot... Mahal nga yung allocation of budget nila on food - 300/wk? Andami nun ha!! :)

    I am more interested actually with real numbers of some forumers here if they are okey to share, at least mas realistic yan to benchmark.
    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!
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  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityTotal Reaction Points: 25Member, Moderator
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    Hintay rin ako ng reply rito pero @psychoboy check mo yung ibang threads dati (cost of living something)...maraming discussions na rin dun :)



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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaTotal Reaction Points: 268Member, Moderator
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    Hintay rin ako ng reply rito pero @psychoboy check mo yung ibang threads dati (cost of living something)...maraming discussions na rin dun :)
    @LokiJr - give me the link so I can merge it if necessary...

    Thanks!!
    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!
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  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityTotal Reaction Points: 25Member, Moderator
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    @psychoboy sige hanapin ko (or baka may ibang makahanap hehe)...natatambakan kasi ng ibang threads kaya hirap maghanap :)



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  • icebreaker1928icebreaker1928 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 40Member
    edited January 2013 Posts: 1,446
    Here's mine:

    Rent: 175/wk (inclusive of electricity, water and internet)
    Transpo: 142 for 28 days (Train)
    Food: 200 / month
    Mobile: 60 / month

    Note that I am living alone as of the moment and in a shared room accomodation.
    This will change as soon as my family arrives.
    Todo tipid po ako, napakabihira kong kumain sa labas, nagbabaon po ako para sa lunch.
    Libre ang fresh milk sa office kaya cereal lang binibili ko para bfast sa umaga at lahat ng binibili ko if possible ay puros home brand ng woolworths or coles which is an equivalent to SM Bonus in PH which is very cheap compared to the same product na may brand.

    Estimate ko if my family is here. Note na estimate pa lang, hindi pa actual.

    Rent: 300-350/wk (inclusive of water)
    Transpo: 142 for 28 days (Train) for me. Another 50/month pag mamasyal kami or grocery.
    Food: 600 / month
    Mobile: 120 / month
    Internet: 70 /month
    Electricity: 150 for 3 months

    Hope this helps.
    pinanay elleb1
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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaTotal Reaction Points: 268Member, Moderator
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    Here's mine:

    Rent: 175/wk (inclusive of electricity, water and internet)
    Transpo: 142 for 28 days (Train)
    Food: 200 / month
    Mobile: 60 / month

    Note that I am living alone as of the moment and in a shared room accomodation.
    This will change as soon as my family arrives.
    Todo tipid po ako, napakabihira kong kumain sa labas, nagbabaon po ako para sa lunch.
    Libre ang fresh milk sa office kaya cereal lang binibili ko para bfast sa umaga at lahat ng binibili ko if possible ay puros home brand ng woolworths or coles which is an equivalent to SM Bonus in PH which is very cheap compared to the same product na may brand.

    Estimate ko if my family is here. Note na estimate pa lang, hindi pa actual.

    Rent: 300-350/wk (inclusive of water)
    Transpo: 142 for 28 days (Train) for me. Another 50/month pag mamasyal kami or grocery.
    Food: 600 / month
    Mobile: 120 / month
    Internet: 70 /month
    Electricity: 150 for 3 months

    Hope this helps.
    Good help indeed!! :) Thanks @icebreaker1928...
    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!
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  • icebreaker1928icebreaker1928 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 40Member
    edited January 2013 Posts: 1,446
    @psychoboy no worries mayt :D

    if I may add, yung transpo nagvavary din...
    habang papalayo ka sa city if ever you will work in the city... mas nagmamahal din ang train fare..
    pag lumapit ka naman sa city,mas mura ang transpo mo pero magmamahal ang rent mo...

    ito po yung fare calculator ng train... this will help kung may idea na kayo sa titirahan nyo at kung san kayo magwowork to compute your fare.

    http://www.cityrail.info/tickets/fare_calculator
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  • jaerojaero SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 9Member
    edited January 2013 Posts: 401
    dagdag ko lang sa post ni @icebreaker1928

    Electricity - 100 to 150 a month, pero quarterly ang bayaran dito. you may choose to do a direct debit monthly para di mabigat
    Tubig - libre lang kapag unit
    Mobile - pwede pang bumaba kung sim lang ang kukunin, as low as 10 - 15 dollars a month

    mahal ang kain sa labas. makakamura kayo kapag magluluto at magbabaon for lunch at minsan lang kumain sa restaurants / foodcourts.
    @psychoboy - x 2 ng hawker price ang presyo ng pagkain sa foodcourt. pero meron naman na twice din ang serving size as compared to hawker serving

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  • Rubled22Rubled22 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
    Posts: 73
    Thanks @icebreaker1928 big help! :) Tanong lang po kung saan kayu sa Oz? I hope NSW :)
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    Finally! Thank you Lord for this blessing! :D

    -updated my details in the google spreadsheet-
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  • icebreaker1928icebreaker1928 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 40Member
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    @Rubled22 yes sir nsw po.
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  • emjdeeemjdee MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 9Member
    Posts: 84
    Rent - 150 pw (inclusive of electricity and internet). Water to be shared with housemates (wala pa kami bill hehe)
    Food - 80-100 pw (nagbabaon kami sa ofc everyday except friday. we eat out every fri night and usually after sunday mass with friends)
    Transpo - 31 pw (bus)

    This is for 2pax :) Mahal ang food (esp ang drinks) if u can bring ur own tumblers when ure outside.. much better.. ull be able to save $3 na rin ;)
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  • emjdeeemjdee MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 9Member
    Posts: 84
    ung food and rent lang pala ung good for 2pax. hehe! :)
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  • MetaformMetaform MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 10Member
    Posts: 505
    Mas mura mamili sa Aldi's although limited items compared to Woollies and Coles. In a week around 60 to 100$ sa groceries for us couple.

    One thing I learned recently about the rent, is Yung monthly ay based sa annual price and hindi sa weekly. E.g. 100/wk ang pinangako senyo, so dapat $100 x 4 wks = $400/month, right? Wrong! That's $100 x 52 wks in a year / 12 months = $433 per month. Had to learn that the hard way from my agent.
    CO and Visa Grant: 9 Oct 2012
    The beginning of the rest of our lives: January 4, 2013
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  • icebreaker1928icebreaker1928 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 40Member
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    Mas mura mamili sa Aldi's although limited items compared to Woollies and Coles. In a week around 60 to 100$ sa groceries for us couple.

    One thing I learned recently about the rent, is Yung monthly ay based sa annual price and hindi sa weekly. E.g. 100/wk ang pinangako senyo, so dapat $100 x 4 wks = $400/month, right? Wrong! That's $100 x 52 wks in a year / 12 months = $433 per month. Had to learn that the hard way from my agent.
    salamat dito... naghahanap pa rin kasi ako ng malilipatan na unit e, at nde ko magets bakit iba computation pag naging per month na hehehe :)
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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaTotal Reaction Points: 268Member, Moderator
    Posts: 4,315
    Keep up the sharing guys... Now I have a rough idea of how much to allocate per month! :)
    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!
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  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityTotal Reaction Points: 25Member, Moderator
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    @icebreaker1928 yung $600 does that include grocery items or strictly food lang?



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  • icebreaker1928icebreaker1928 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 40Member
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    @LokiJr lahat na po yan para saken... tipid mode hehehe :)
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  • wolfeyezwolfeyez SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
    Posts: 8
    hi there.
    eto yung budget namen weekly since we arrived here in Oz last June..we're a family of 3 including my 5 year old son..dito kmi s queanbeyan near Canberra ACT

    house rent (1bedroom unit lng muna) - 245AUD.. although mejo mahal to..usually 200-230 lng
    grocery - 120-150AUD..kasama na lunchpack nmen ng wife ko s work..usually kasi wlang canteen
    car mortgage pr week - 227AUD honda jazz for 28 months
    gas allowance - 25AUD
    child care s kaibigang pinoy pr week- 200AUD for 5 days..pag s childcare tlga 90 pr day
    electricity- 130 per month during winter 2 tv, 1 ref, 1 washing machine, daily used microwave, electric stove, hot shower, plantsa once a week, di kmi nghiheater
    water - free
    2 mobile postpaid plan per month - 78AUD free n phone nyan iphone 4s ska galaxy nexus (vodafone)
    unlimited internet with lndlyn - 59AUD per month
    health insurance - 230 per month from IMAN, nka 457 p lng kc kmi..
    sana makatulong..

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