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In 2008, my husband successfully graduated from Australia with a master's degree and applied for a green card (called PR in Australia), majoring in IT. LG later told me that it was really LUCKY. If I graduated this year after coming 2 years later, it would be very mysterious to get PR according to the newly revised Immigration New Policy. Australia’s immigration quota this year has been greatly reduced, and Australia’s domestic voices against increasing immigration. Very high, saying that they have robbed them of employment opportunities. . . Please, the unemployment rate in Australia this year is only 4.7%, which is equivalent to full employment. The current situation in Australia is that there are a lot of jobs waiting for people to do. I really don't understand what these people are calling for.

Okay, let’s get back to the subject, so I also logged in to Australia in 2009, a country with a population of only over 2 million. Because my LG applied for an immigration application with my name, so I was also a PR when I came here. Thank you husband... I logged into Sydney when I first arrived. This is also the city where LG graduated from school. The first feeling of being in Australia is beauty. It may be hard to imagine the kind of beauty that has never been abroad. The air in Australia is so fresh, and it turns out that China's environmental pollution is really serious after going abroad. . . The entire country of Australia is like China's sanatoriums, resorts and the like. The vast majority of Sydney residents live in villas on the outskirts of the city. Except for the magnificent high-rise buildings in the city center, most of Sydney are 2-story villas. Later, I moved to Brisbane and found most of the 1-story houses over there.

By the time I logged in, LG already had my first professional job. It was in a small Western company. The starting salary was not high, more than 4 Australian dollars a year. (The Australian Bureau of Statistics has calculated the per capita salary of full-time adults working in Australia this year. Men are 6.8 per year and women are 5.6 per year. The unit is Australian dollars. The current Australian dollar is 1 to 6.9 yuan per year), but LG was already content.

Even after logging in, you first applied for a tax number at the ATO. This means that you are legally working in Australia.

Then I went to CENTRELINK (Government Welfare Department) to register and applied for a job seeker card. LG said that only Australian citizens or PRs can apply for this job seeker card. The recruitment agency with this card will give priority to hiring, which is considered to take care of local Australians. One way. . .

It’s a pity that I had immigrated for less than 2 years. If I have immigrated for more than 2 years, I can still apply for a job seeker allowance.

The allowance is paid every two Mondays, 2 Australian dollars for two weeks (note: all currency units below are in Australian dollars, and Australian dollars will not be indicated in the future). If you are renting a house, there is a rent subsidy of 2 yuan every 475 weeks. So add 2 yuan for about 116 weeks, and 600 days a month is more than 2, and a year is more than 31. In addition, there are subsidies for telephone charges, capped drug charges, and half-price rides. However, my husband has income, so I may not meet the application requirements. I only know that a single immigrant Chinese MM is receiving this.

Compared with the food prices that are not very high in Australia, life can already be a good life. (Of course, this means that meals are cooked at home, but it is very expensive to eat outside. After all, is Australia expensive. Australia sells everything It is customary to price in KG, a kilogram of beef or pork is about 10 yuan, chicken wings are only 2.5 yuan a kilogram, fruits and vegetables are bought at the market (MARKET) at a huge price, 2 yuan can buy a box of apples or oranges... Later moved. When I went to Brisbane, I found food prices especially Chinese imported food

It is slightly more expensive than Sydney, that is, the house price is cheaper. This is something).

I heard that many international students only spend 1 yuan a year on living expenses. . . This job hunting allowance can be received until they find a job, so many Australians are lazy to find a job and keep receiving it. . . Australia is really a place for lazy people. Medical care, elderly care, and child education are also free for all, and the government pays for it. .

With the job hunting card, I started to consider job hunting. I bought the Chinese newspaper Australasia, and opened it. There are so many recruitment information on it. The female student studying in the same room works as a waiter in a Hong Kong restaurant. She cashes 10 Australian dollars for an hour, without tax, for 10 hours a day. She goes to classes 3 days a week and classes 4 days a week, so the weekly income is 400 yuan, plus a daily tip ranging from 5 to 15 yuan. So about 40 yuan in cash for 440 hours a week. At that time, she moved occasionally and wanted to work at her place. But LG objected, saying that if the money given by the Chinese laborer is less, don't go, and find a Westerner if you want to. Said that Australian law stipulates that adults over the age of 21 cannot be less than 15 Australian dollars per hour, otherwise they can be sued. International students will accept the low salary of Chinese bosses because it is difficult to find a job without an identity. In addition, their student visa stipulates that they can only work no more than 20 hours a week, and working in a Chinese restaurant does not need to file taxes. They can work as long as they want. . . I heard that there are still Chinese laborers who give 8 yuan an hour, which belongs to illegal labor.

So I started to inquire about Gui Lao's work again. The neighbor is a Shanghai MM who got married and secured by LG a year ago. She told me that after she came, she went to TAFE to study a short-term course in aged care. She could graduate in less than half a year. The tuition fee is very cheap for immigrants or citizens, only a few hundred yuan, because there are government subsidies. After graduation, she soon found a job in a nursing home. More than 21 yuan per hour, about 35 hours of work per week. But LG has another opinion, saying that the work in the nursing home is fortunate. . So I was able to be rice bugs at home (for free) for a while. Thank you husband here^^

Later, my husband decided to move to Brisbane. It should be that Sydney housing prices are too expensive. My husband doesn't want to buy an apartment, so I must buy HOUSE (a condominium property management fee is too expensive). The HOUSE cloth city in the same location is 1/3 cheaper than Sydney, and even half the price in good areas. So I moved to Brisbane with the idea of ​​looking around when I was still young.

About 2 months after arriving in Bukit Mertajam, my husband found the second professional job in his life, which was doing computer maintenance work in a school. The annual salary has risen to 6 plus a 5% pension. After tax, it is about 9 (5% pension can only be taken after the age of 2). I finally decided to start looking for a job seriously, so I went online GF resume. At that time, I was not very confident about my English. Although I even graduated from a university in China and majored in accounting, I worked as an accounting teller in a provincial government unit before going to Australia. But when I first came here, my spoken English was very common, so I tried to find a job at LABOUR. It might be because I had a job search card number issued by CERTRELINK (government welfare department). I was lucky. I even got a job interview for 9 weeks. When I watched the video and filled out the answer sheet (in English), I found a job in a western chicken factory, costing 65 yuan per hour, plus 2% pension employer paid separately (only after 22 years old), working 9 days a week 65 hours. The job is very simple. It is to cut the chicken from the bones. It must be done at a certain speed. Just practice for a while. I am very satisfied with this job.

A friend works in a nearby salad factory. The assembly line produces salads. They cost more than 21 yuan per hour, and they have to add 20% for night shifts. They still have a lot of overtime, and they get double hourly pay for overtime. . . I really doubt how their boss makes money. . . Ha ha. In this way, I worked in the factory for a whole year and filed taxes at the end of the year, earning 4 pre-tax and 5% pension. The final tax deduction is $9 and the net income is $7050. I found that there are many Koreans in Australia. Many Koreans in our factory apply for working holiday visas and work here. They say that after working here for 37950 years, returning to Korea to buy a house is enough to pay the down payment. . . This work visa is only available to young people under the age of 2 in South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Each person can sign up to 30 times per year. Koreans can endure hardships, work hard, and are very united. Before one person's visa expires and leaves, he will introduce another Korean. . .

Occasionally, after working in the factory for a year, my husband’s career is booming. After the contract with the school expired, he changed his job. This time he joined a government worker with an annual salary of 7 2 and a 9% pension. After tax, it is about 5, 7.

So we bought a house in Baliping, Brisbane. This is a Chinese district with good public security and a good environment. I bought it at the beginning of this year. The house is one-storey, new in 13 years, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with an indoor area of ​​200. More square meters, front and back gardens, land area of ​​more than 500 square meters, the price is 50. If you buy a two-story building, it will cost at least 2 yuan in this good area.

This is because when an Australian citizen buys a property of less than 50 yuan for the first time, he can get a government subsidy of 7 yuan, and he can also be exempt from stamp duty of more than 1 yuan. So we gave up the idea of ​​buying more than 50 houses. Slowly change it later.

Watching LG's business is booming, I am also excited about finding professional jobs. Although many international students say that accounting jobs are hard to find on the Internet, I can see that many of my friends around are accounting. It seems that all my friends who major in accounting have finally found the right job. . . So I decided to go to TAFE to get a local diploma, on the one hand to understand the Australian accounting system. On the other hand, I also improve my English. The TAFE here is equivalent to a domestic higher vocational college. There are many different majors to choose from. I even decided to study a DIPLOMA in accounting, which is equivalent to a domestic college diploma. And if you are an Australian citizen or PR, the tuition is very cheap, only about 1 yuan a year. So I have already signed up and will start studying full-time in July this year. Thank you again for your husband’s support:)

Let’s talk about Australia’s climate. Sydney’s climate is truly the best in Australia. It is not cold in winter, not hot in summer, not humid or dry, and comfortable. I used to live in Carlingford, a mountainous area in Sydney, and my home has heating and cooling air-conditioning, but I haven't used it once. However, it is said that some districts will be hot for a few days in summer and need to turn on the air conditioning. Of course, if you run into the sun in summer, it will be very hot. That's for sure. However, air-conditioning is used on the train and bus in the Australian summer school company store, and sometimes it feels cold indoors.

I come from Wuhan, and I think Australia’s climate is really heavenly compared to Wuhan, and Sydney’s climate is estimated to be one of the best in the world. As for Melbourne, I personally feel a bit cold at night in winter. Brisbane? It’s a bit hotter than Sydney, but there is no need to turn on the air conditioner. It may be hot during the day, but there is air-conditioning at work. The temperature drops rapidly when I get home from get off work at night, so it is absolutely cool to sleep at night.

As for the issue of ultraviolet rays, I heard about a hole in the ozone layer before, and I found it no special feeling after I came here. Besides, there are not many opportunities to go out in the sun. SHOPPING is all indoors, and I only drive when I go out. . . On the contrary, the white people here really like to run on the beach in summer and lie down in the sun. They don't care about UV rays at all. . . And after so long, I haven't heard of anyone in the surrounding Chinese who has skin cancer. . . And I heard that the ozone hole only exists in Antarctica and a small part of the southernmost part of South America. If Australia had a hole in the ozone layer, so many kangaroos would be exposed to the sun in the wild every day, and would have been scorched to death by ultraviolet rays. . . .

As for the so-called racial discrimination. Ou and LG did not feel any discrimination in Sydney. 40% of Australia’s population was not born in Australia, so multiculturalism is protected by law. As for Brisbane, it may be that the cultural quality of the small local people is not high. My husband said that there are a small group of people who are a little unfriendly. Maybe you think you are a bully based on your English. But those are people with relatively low social status in cultural level. . . I may be very nervous, and I haven’t found anyone discriminating against my puppet. Even if there are some people in the factory who have a bad attitude, I only think that it is a problem with her personality, which has nothing to do with race. There are still people who look down on outsiders in big cities in China. Exist. I feel that Australians are generally very friendly. Ask a passerby on the street and will send you there. When the car broke down on the road, a passing car stopped to help the cart repair the car. When I came to Australia, I didn't feel that I was discriminated against by white people. On the contrary, I found that a small number of old Chinese immigrants looked down on people. . .

Well, I have said so much, it seems that they are all talking about the benefits of Australia. . . Haha, I feel that apart from the dislike of communicating in English that is not my native language, I don't seem to have any other shortcomings in Australia. I feel that this step of immigration to Australia is on the right.

But if there is a Chinese tube who intends to study in Australia, I still think it is necessary to think carefully. Because Australia has developed rapidly in recent years, the exchange rate of the Australian dollar has been very high in the past 8 years (except during the financial crisis), so in fact it is now The cost of studying in Australia is not lower than that in the United States. Domestic intermediaries all say that it is very cheap. Only when they came did they realized that it was more expensive than expected.

Especially in SYDNEY, for overseas students, the tuition fee for university business courses is more than 2 a year, and for famous schools it reaches 3 a year. In addition, the cost of living is soaring. If a person's ordinary living standard does not have a car, the cost of living is 1.5 a year. of. In this way, the annual expenditure is between 3.5 and 5 Australian dollars, multiplied by 6.9 to get RMB. If you want to work, you need to be able to endure hardship, because the pressure of working while studying is actually very high. Only one course will cost about 3 restudy fees. The introduction of the New Immigration Policy this year has made it very difficult for immigration. The list of possible immigration occupations has changed from more than 300 occupations before to more than 100 at present, and it must be passed through various industries before scoring.Australian immigrationDepartment’s career assessment. For example, one of the requirements for accounting evaluation is

IELTS at least 4 7s, otherwise it will not pass the professional assessment. Failure to pass the professional assessment means that you will not even be eligible for immigration scores. But if you are confident in your English and can endure hardships in studying hard, you still have many opportunities to study in Australia. At least PART-TIME jobs are not hard to find.

Especially for those who do not want to be a master and make a fortune, but only want to buy a villa with a car and travel abroad once a year. The living environment is good and it is less stressful, and work is easy and less overtime. For those who like to enjoy family life and tranquility, but don't like feasting, Australia is still worth visiting.

I called CENTRELINK today and I wasAustralian immigrationIf you live for 2 years, you will not only have lower tuition fees, but you can also apply for a student allowance, which means living expenses are 2 yuan per 389 weeks. If you live in a rented house, there will be a rent allowance, but since LG and I bought a house, I am not eligible for the rent allowance. But I am still very happy to have a student allowance of $389 every 2 weeks... This student allowance is less than the unemployment allowance, but the student allowance allows you to have a certain part-time job income after school, so it's okay.

Before moving to Brisbane, a friend from Sydney told me that Queensland is a stronghold of racial discrimination in Australia. After moving over, LG felt a little bit, but I didn’t even feel any obvious racial discrimination. Instead, I found that Australian men treat Chinese girls even more. It's really enthusiastic, and I'm very dedicated at work. . . Ha ha

However, Queensland is really a disaster-prone place. Before the severe drought in Australia, Sydney did not feel anything. PERTH also had a seawater conversion and water extraction system that did not affect it. Brisbane began to limit water, and household water consumption over a certain amount will add money. , The governor even said that the whole province of Kunming would drink recycled water during the drought. Later, the drought ended, the water limit was lifted, and there was another flood in Kunming. . . Fortunately, only a few districts within Brisbane were submerged, and there were no dead people. . . The situation in a small town more than 200 km away from the city seems to be more serious. . .

Transfer a data:

看看2010年新出的调查报告数据。这个还是在澳元兑美元1兑0.86的时候调查的数据,现在澳元兑美元1兑1.07了。排名只有更强。

Wage levels

City (New York = 100)

Gross Net

Zurich 121.8 126.0

Copenhagen 118.2 88.0

Geneva 117.3 113.1

Oslo 102.1 91.5

New York 100.0 100.0

Sydney 93.1 98.6

Los Angeles 90.9 91.9

Stockholm 82.4 78.6

Munich 82.2 72.3

Luxembourg 80.2 90.6

Chicago 80.1 78.8

Miami 79.2 81.9

Toronto 78.9 81.6

Frankfurt 78.8 71.7

Brussels 78.6 71.6

Montreal 77.7 81.8

Tokyo 77.1 86.4

Helsinki 75.1 76.9

Dublin 74.6 87.5

London 73.3 78.0

Amsterdam 73.1 65.6

Berlin 70.8 67.6

Vienna 68.0 69.7

Paris 65.4 66.8

Lyon 64.5 67.3

Milan 60.0 57.3

Nicosia 53.8 66.1

Auckland 53.3 58.2

Madrid 52.1 59.5

Barcelona 51.9 58.2

Rome 47.5 44.8

Athens 43.8 44.9

Tel Aviv 43.7 50.0

Lisbon 42.1 45.9

Ljubljana 40.9 33.9

Dubai 39.7 54.9

Seoul 37.4 39.8

Hong Kong 34.9 43.9

Johannesburg 34.3 35.7

Sao Paulo 33.8 39.1

Taipei 33.3 40.0

Moscow 30.5 35.8

Singapore 30.0 35.0

Rio de Janeiro 29.7 31.4

Istanbul 26.7 27.7

Manama 25.5 33.8

Prague 24.4 26.4

Tallinn 23.8 26.2

Warsaw 23.7 23.5

Bogota 20.0 23.5

Budapest 19.7 17.0

Bratislava 19.6 21.7

Vilnius 19.1 18.4

Doha 18.1 25.0

Riga 17.9 18.7

Lima 17.1 18.8

Kuala Lumpur 16.5 19.2

Santiago de Chile 16.2 18.3

Buenos Aires 15.9 18.2

Shanghai 15.8 17.0

Bucharest 14.5 14.6

Caracas 13.4 16.8

Beijing 13.1 14.5

Sofia 12.6 13.1

Bangkok 12.2 16.0

Kiev 11.5 13.0

Cairo 11.5 12.4

Mexico City 9.0 10.9

Delhi 8.6 10.3

Nairobi 8.2 8.9

Jakarta 7.8 9.5

Manila 6.7 7.8

Mumbai 6.3 7.6

Methodology

Calculation is based on

the wage, social insurance

contribution and working

hours data for 15 occupations

worldwide to arrive at a net

wage level after taxes and

payroll deductions.

To calculate the wage index,

we looked at exchange rates

and inflation, factoring in that

productivity gains account

for a portion of economic

growth, which are passed on

to employees in the form of

real wage increases (GDP

growth weighted by a factor

of 0.5).

There is also the price ranking of each city, which is available in the UBS report, please see

Wage levels

City (New York = 100)

Gross Net

Zurich 121.8 126.0

Copenhagen 118.2 88.0

Geneva 117.3 113.1

Oslo 102.1 91.5

New York 100.0 100.0

Sydney 93.1 98.6

Los Angeles 90.9 91.9

Stockholm 82.4 78.6

Munich 82.2 72.3

Luxembourg 80.2 90.6

Chicago 80.1 78.8

Miami 79.2 81.9

Toronto 78.9 81.6

Frankfurt 78.8 71.7

Brussels 78.6 71.6

Montreal 77.7 81.8

Tokyo 77.1 86.4

Helsinki 75.1 76.9

Dublin 74.6 87.5

London 73.3 78.0

Amsterdam 73.1 65.6

Berlin 70.8 67.6

Vienna 68.0 69.7

Paris 65.4 66.8

Lyon 64.5 67.3

Milan 60.0 57.3

Nicosia 53.8 66.1

Auckland 53.3 58.2

Madrid 52.1 59.5

Barcelona 51.9 58.2

Rome 47.5 44.8

Athens 43.8 44.9

Tel Aviv 43.7 50.0

Lisbon 42.1 45.9

Ljubljana 40.9 33.9

Dubai 39.7 54.9

Seoul 37.4 39.8

Hong Kong 34.9 43.9

Johannesburg 34.3 35.7

Sao Paulo 33.8 39.1

Taipei 33.3 40.0

Moscow 30.5 35.8

Singapore 30.0 35.0

Rio de Janeiro 29.7 31.4

Istanbul 26.7 27.7

Manama 25.5 33.8

Prague 24.4 26.4

Tallinn 23.8 26.2

Warsaw 23.7 23.5

Bogota 20.0 23.5

Budapest 19.7 17.0

Bratislava 19.6 21.7

Vilnius 19.1 18.4

Doha 18.1 25.0

Riga 17.9 18.7

Lima 17.1 18.8

Kuala Lumpur 16.5 19.2

Santiago de Chile 16.2 18.3

Buenos Aires 15.9 18.2

Shanghai 15.8 17.0

Bucharest 14.5 14.6

Caracas 13.4 16.8

Beijing 13.1 14.5

Sofia 12.6 13.1

Bangkok 12.2 16.0

Kiev 11.5 13.0

Cairo 11.5 12.4

Mexico City 9.0 10.9

Delhi 8.6 10.3

Nairobi 8.2 8.9

Jakarta 7.8 9.5

Manila 6.7 7.8

Mumbai 6.3 7.6

To add to the work situation in the Australian Wester Factory, we have 2-15 minutes of rest time every 20 hours of work, with half an hour of meal time in between. Rest time is paid, but meal time is not counted. I am on the morning shift. I go to work at 7 in the morning and leave at 3:9 in the afternoon. It’s better to work in my husband’s office, working from 5 am to XNUMX pm.

Post a price in Sydney in 2010, in a cheaper area (not in the rich area)

All prices are in kilograms KG except those specifically indicated.

1 Beef health meat (used to make braised beef) 5.49

2 chicken breast 8.2

3 Kangaroo Meat 4.7

4 Pork tenderloin 10.49

5 Milk (two liters) 2.0

6 eggs (700g) 2.29

7 Yogurt (750g) 4.99

8 Blueberries (125g) 2.5

9 walnut kernel 12.99

10 almonds 12.99

11 Base shrimp produced in Vietnam 9.8

12 Flour (2KG pack) 1.85

13 Pasta (500g) 0.59

14 Tofu (900g) 2 pieces 69

15 Peaches 2.49

16 Apple 1.49-2.49

17 Banana 0.99-2.69

18 small green vegetables (3 handfuls, one handful is enough for one meal) 1 yuan

19 water spinach (a handful, enough for one meal) 6 hairs

20 spinach (same as above) 7 wool

21 green onions (one handful, enough for a week) 9 hair 9

22 Winter Melon1.99

23 Watermelon Liu Mao

27 Plum 1.69

28 Dried tofu (six pieces per pack) 2.5

29 Celery (one large root) 1.69

30 garlic stand (handful) 1 piece

Now in Brisbane, food prices are a bit more expensive than this.,,, depressing ~ In addition, the banana prices in Australia have soared because of the flood in the banana production area in Australia. The government is not allowed to import bananas from overseas in order to protect the local banana farmers. The price has become sky-high, 10 yuan a kilogram. . . Even if the price is lowered, I will eat it. . .

In addition, we have to pay the government a rate of more than XNUMX yuan a year for our houses. I heard that the larger the area, the higher the rate.

If you buy an apartment (not a house), there will be a property management fee. This is very expensive. In Brisbane it is generally 600 per quarter, and in Sydney it ranges from 600 to 1500, depending on whether the house has elevators and other facilities and houses. New and old quality etc. However, HOUSE still accounts for the majority of houses in Australia.

For cars, the price of oil was around 1.3 per liter in Sydney last year. Now the price of oil has risen to a little over 1.5.

Car insurance (full coverage) I bought the cheap company BINGLE in Brisbane for 260 years, and it is more expensive in Sydney.

 

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