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Which is cheaper airbnb or booking in the hotels?

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alfonso31alfonso31 Brisbane, AustraliaTotal Reaction Points: 23Member
Any idea alin po ang mas makakatipid mag airbnb or mag pa booked sa hotel? Planning ko po mag BM by end of january specifically in brisbane (queensland).
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  • alfonso31alfonso31 Brisbane, AustraliaTotal Reaction Points: 23Member
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    Salamat sa mga incoming na advice :)
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  • fruitysfruitys BrisbaneTotal Reaction Points: 82Member
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    That depends if you want a room/share house or a full house, how much savings you will be bringing in and how many family members will arrive.

    The cheapest option is an airbnb room/share house in the outer suburbs until you can lock in a job and get a proper rental/lease and can move closer to the city if your work will be there. That should be around $100-150 a night for a 1 bedroom house. Add fees and that's around ~$6000 for 3 months for 2 guests.

    If in Brisbane, aim for suburbs with quick access to the busways or trains. This will give you a 30-40min commute to the city. Suburbs in the south like Sunnybank/Sunnybank Hills, area around Mt Gravatt.

    Aim south but not too south and avoid the Logan area if you can (Springwood/Underwood/Woodridge/Loganlea)
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  • alfonso31alfonso31 Brisbane, AustraliaTotal Reaction Points: 23Member
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    Salamat po sa insight @fruitys very pricey pala talaga ang mga accommodations even in brisbane. On your perspective po roughly magkanu yung best amount na savings for a single person while searching for a job? Is it advisable to look for an agent like job recruitment agency if there's any in Au?
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  • fruitysfruitys BrisbaneTotal Reaction Points: 82Member
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    @alfonso31 Brisbane is technically cheap. Wait til you see Sydney prices :P

    On my own estimates it should be around $2k a month for one person at first. So bring over $10k. Bring everything you can technically, mababawi naman yan once you have a job.

    Get the cheapest unlimited call & text plan for $10-15 a month to take job interviews, don't browse FB or YouTube on your phone and you can stretch that 1-1.5 GB data for Google Maps. Google Maps can take you anywhere you want to commute around the city.

    My go card gets loaded around $40 a week to go to and from the city.
    Never eat outside until you have a job. Cook cook and cook, it's always cheaper. I have a job but I only still eat out once a week.

    As for work yes apply to every single agency you can. They're IMO a bit useless but they can get you the occasional good interview. Sort out your myGov/TFN/Medicare/Driver licence while you're searching, stay in one place for a while since these things get mailed so you don't want to keep changing addresses for a few months.

    If you're aiming for casual work get the first aid, forklift licence and white card (which lets you work in construction sites). They're cheap and take around half a day or 1 day to complete. Plenty of companies here that will help you get these.

    You just need the first job and stay there for a bit, then you can shop for better salary/living conditions.

    If you're bringing clothes, bring more jeans/pants na sukat na since 34" lahat ng inseam dito and papaputol mo yan always unless 6ft+ ka.
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  • alfonso31alfonso31 Brisbane, AustraliaTotal Reaction Points: 23Member
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    noted po lahat ng advice nyo maraming salamat..
    about sa agencies any idea how much their asking payment? and also about driver's licence, is it necessary to have one? wla pa kc ako licence even sa pinas hehe.

    If you're aiming for casual work get the first aid, forklift licence and white card (which lets you work in construction sites). They're cheap and take around half a day or 1 day to complete. Plenty of companies here that will help you get these. -- ano po yung forklift and white card? training ba yun? At saan pa ba siya pwede gamitin?

    Any advice regarding pag aapply ng work? Anu dpat ko ilagay sa cv ko if sa ibang field ako mag apply like odd jobs. Sa medical field kc tlaga work experienced ko.
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