Preparing for life in an expensive city

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A Year Down Under

On telling people about my move to Perth, their response has tended to regard good weather, good beaches and a price tag to match. Perth is one of the most expensive cities in the world, according to Deutsche Bank, Perth is now more expensive than New York, Paris, London and Singapore. So how will I afford it? MK Bowl Car Boot Sale anyone? To raise a little spending money (and also to clear our rooms of junk), my friend and I woke up at 5.30am yesterday to drown in our previously-but-no-longer loved items! As for the good weather, here’s hoping! I’ve received emails from Donna the exchange coordinator describing just how perilously cold it is in Perth at the moment. My thoughts are that Australians don’t know the meaning of cold…I’m holding out for the great tan, but stay posted! This year will just have to involve buying only what’s necessary…

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