So this is a genuine question/discussion thread, I was getting to thinking earlier today. I read some thread on reddit AusFinance (link here) with some expat guy in Thailand who got offered a job in Sydney for 130K a year, and everyone in the thread was telling him it was a bad idea to move and that was piss-weak money for Sydney. Okay, so here’s my question;
If these people were telling the truth (i.e they’re not just idiots who don’t know how to save at all and just burn their money) and that really is absolute shithouse coin in Syd (or even Melbourne) these days, how the fuck do people who are on minimum wage or close to it able to even remotely survive there? Like what about Nurses, teachers etc, I’m not aware any of them are actually making decent money, or even close to that. So what’s the average ‘lifestyle’ like for somebody in Sydney these days, is it really all such doom or is this all just a pile of crock?
Why would anyone who isn’t on good simoleons ever want to live in this place?
I’ll put it out there that I haven’t been in over 3 years now