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    Those who have experienced the life in both countries or have knowledge in this matter, how do you compare Australia (specifically South Australia) and UK in terms of:

    1) Climate (is it really too hot in australia?)
    2) Wages
    3) Lifestyle

    One more question, why so many people from UK wish to move to Australia?
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    i swear some of the reasons are obvious:
    -some Brits do hate their stereotypical "grey skies" weather
    -some Brits do hate how the country appears to be overrun by loads of non-English speakers
    -some Brits do think Australia have so many things better to offer than Britain
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    1) Australia is so much hotter, it is a tropical country home to loads of those weird animals that prefer the hotter, more humid climate.
    2) well the minimum wage in australia is $17 ish per hour which equates to £10 which is a lot more than the UK at £7approx. though i have heard that people (from my country, Vietnam) who migrate to Australia rather than the UK will find it extremely hard to find work. there's more work available in the uk than australia (atleast for vietnamese)
    3) life style is pretty much similar to that of people in britain and america with a few twist. you'll experience winter around may-august, but im unsure of what their winter is actually like but having lived near Australia before, i can say that you have 4 seasons in one day, very cold in the morning, very hot in the afternoon and cool in evening. There's a lot of asians in australia so you might be seeing more asian towns than you do in the uk. since most people live in the coast, i'm sure the beach is everyones lifestyle :rofl:

    most people move to Au from UK is cos of the weather i assume, oh and the houses are dead cheap. £200 000 can probably get you a mansion size house with a massive pool in a massive garden which is ideal for retiring people i guess.
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    Hot weather is something which I dont like at all, but I heard its not unbearably hot specifically talking about South Australia. I heard summers are warm to hot, meaning its not extremely hot there in South Australia.
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    Australian spiders are bigger:

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    (Original post by Warrior Gene)
    One more question, why so many people from UK wish to move to Australia?
    better weather, better prospects, better money. more spacious, less people, nice beaches and big houses for a good price. These are the reasons I'm guessing people will give.

    Only downsides are the accent (sorry but not a fan) and the fact that they will never have a cold Christmas. Thats why I have no desire to live there. I mean it does look very heavenly so I can understand the appeal but... Christmas in the summer is just not Christmas. and i looooove the cold weather
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    1) Australia is so much hotter, it is a tropical country home to loads of those weird animals that prefer the hotter, more humid climate.
    2) well the minimum wage in australia is $17 ish per hour which equates to £10 which is a lot more than the UK at £7approx. though i have heard that people (from my country, Vietnam) who migrate to Australia rather than the UK will find it extremely hard to find work. there's more work available in the uk than australia (atleast for vietnamese)
    3) life style is pretty much similar to that of people in britain and america with a few twist. you'll experience winter around may-august, but im unsure of what their winter is actually like but having lived near Australia before, i can say that you have 4 seasons in one day, very cold in the morning, very hot in the afternoon and cool in evening. There's a lot of asians in australia so you might be seeing more asian towns than you do in the uk. since most people live in the coast, i'm sure the beach is everyones lifestyle :rofl:

    most people move to Au from UK is cos of the weather i assume, oh and the houses are dead cheap. £200 000 can probably get you a mansion size house with a massive pool in a massive garden which is ideal for retiring people i guess.
    Australia has a higher cost of living than the UK so the minimum wage there isn't much better than the UK's. Plus, housing prices aren't cheaper than the UK on average, although they are cheaper than London. Overall, Australia isn't much cheaper than the UK, even after you factor in incomes. Immigrants that come to Australia also tend to be wealthier and in professional jobs than those coming to the UK because of their policies so that's why the Asians there have big houses. My relatives there all have pretty big houses from the pictures I've seen haha
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    USA all the way! Come to a nice, yet cheap suburb here and you'll love it. Just avoid the *****y parts of some inner cities.

    USA!
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    (Original post by Allie4)
    better weather, better prospects, better money. more spacious, less people, nice beaches and big houses for a good price. These are the reasons I'm guessing people will give.

    Only downsides are the accent (sorry but not a fan) and the fact that they will never have a cold Christmas. Thats why I have no desire to live there. I mean it does look very heavenly so I can understand the appeal but... Christmas in the summer is just not Christmas. and i looooove the cold weather
    Yes I love the cold too and this is worrisome because everyone says Australia is very hot
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    (Original post by cashcash871)
    USA all the way! Come to a nice, yet cheap suburb here and you'll love it. Just avoid the *****y parts of some inner cities.

    USA!
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    (Original post by IYGB)
    Only if you pay me!
    Honestly it's a great place. It gets such a bad rep overseas but it's a great place to live. I've lived in both the eh Uk and the US and they're both great but the US edges it imo
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    (Original post by Warrior Gene)
    Hot weather is something which I dont like at all, but I heard its not unbearably hot specifically talking about South Australia. I heard summers are warm to hot, meaning its not extremely hot there in South Australia.
    I have a mate who studies in Australia, the summers are so hot that he returns to Singapore to get away from the heat. So it's extremely hot.
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    (Original post by Helloworld_95)
    I have a mate who studies in Australia, the summers are so hot that he returns to Singapore to get away from the heat. So it's extremely hot.
    another bad news
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    (Original post by Warrior Gene)
    Those who have experienced the life in both countries or have knowledge in this matter, how do you compare Australia (specifically South Australia) and UK in terms of:

    1) Climate (is it really too hot in australia?)
    2) Wages
    3) Lifestyle

    One more question, why so many people from UK wish to move to Australia?
    I know that people in Sydney moan about exactly the same things that people in London moan about.

    Overcrowding, high property prices, traffic, jobs
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    yeah people say these about every popular destination.
 
 
 
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