Apartments for Cheap

Questions and Answers

Your Questions About Apartments For Rent In Queensland Australia

July 10, 2012

Sharon asks…

does anyone have an apartment to rent for holidays in broadbeach queensland australia please?

Administrator answers:

Most unit owners use the on site manager or rental agents who can vet the tenants & get bond payments/credit card payments from them. This is to protect their property investment from being trashed or non payment of rent.
Good luck trying to rent direct.

Donna asks…

How Much is the Monthly Average Cost of Living in Queensland Australia?

I am moving to Queensland AU in a couple of months for work with my wife and daughter. We would just like to know about the current monthly estimated costs of the following for reference purposes:

1. Apartment/House/Condo Monthly Rent 2 bedroom
2. Utilities { electricity, water, phone, etc.}
3. Schoolong for my 5 year old daughter on long stay visa
4. Monthly Groceries for a family of 3.
5. Daily Expenses of an average employee { fair, food}
6. Daycare Services
7. Some R and R on weekends

These information would really help us a lot in our preparations. Thank you all in advance.
I mispelled schooling on the 3rd line.

Administrator answers:

Well it all depends on where you are going to live. I will base this on where i live. Townsville.
1. Apartment for a month will cost you average of $1000 – $1500 a month
2. Utilities i would say $400 a month
3. School (depends on public or private) public $100 or private $400 a month. Actually i have no idea on this one.
4. Groceries for a family of 3 $400 a month
5. Daily expenses for worker. Depends where you live compared to your workplace. $10 a day
6. Daycare – usually $20 per day or maybe more
7. R and R. – Depends on what you like to do and once again where u are going to be living. $100 a weekend.

Once again it all depends on where you are going to be. If you are going to be in Brisbane these prices will probably be more than if you are going to a town, like Cairns and Townsville.

Ruth asks…

What is the cost for utilites in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia?

I’m looking into immigrating there middle of next year and am just looking to see how much it costs. Looking mainly at 1 bedroom apartments, some 2 bedroom and studios, maybe even a house to rent.

Looking for:
water
gas
electric
TV
phone
internet
garbage

any other pertinent costs.

Thanks!

Administrator answers:

I live in Cairns, North Qld, not Brisbane.

Not people users come to this category – re-post question in Travel>Australia and you’ll get heaps of answers !!!!!!

Power – $100 per month (bill comes every 3 months)
TV – free to air is ‘free’ – cable TV check out http://www.austar.com.au/default.asp for packages.
If you are renting – water and garbage is included in your rent/least

Phone – again check out http://telstra.com.au or http://iprimus.com.au for home and/or mobile packages

… As I said re-post in the other category, more answers from users will give you a better idea.

Residential Tenancies Authority – http://www.rta.qld.gov.au/

Mary asks…

Living in Australia: is $3000/month enough?

Also: Im single, and I’d like to rent either a 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom apartment, most likely queensland

I might move there for undergraduate studies
so is that ‘salary’ enough?

Administrator answers:

Zengibam, your laughing with that salary, I had a two bedroom apartment on one of Sydney’s beach suburbs. The monthly payment on that was $1,200.00 budget on about $120.00 per week for fresh food, and allow for utilities, you should have some left for banking.

Joseph asks…

cost of living in Australia?

i would like to study in Sydney but i think the cost of living is too high for an international student who would be living alone in an apartment like me.

Do you think going to a university in Queensland or Melbourne will make my life financially easier? or do you think living in Q / M is just like living in Sydney?

where do you think should i stay? wait. i don’t want to go to an extremely rural place in Australia. a semi-rich state where the prices are affordable would be fine. If you have any price ideas of shared room/ house rent, food, tuition, clothing, etc please state it.

where should i study? umh, i’m just an average student so i’m not that brainy. well, do you i could someday enter the University of Queensland or something?

also, should i go to a University (not just any college) to be able to take the CPA exam? or are Colleges fine?

Administrator answers:

First off you would not find a university in a extremely rural place, extremely rural is outback like in the Northern Territory.
The cost of living in Sydney is rather high but it would still be high if you were to live by yourself no matter what city you wanted to live in unless you went right out into the suburbs.
Tuition would depend on the university you end up going to and what you study as they are different and I am not sure what it is for an international student. Most universities have live on campus accommodation or accommodation near them, I know that here in Perth a friend of my is paying $370 aud a week for his room but he also has all his breakfast and dinner included plus his room cleaned twice weekly.
Clothing it depends on what you want to how much you end up paying and where you shop.
Check out the universities and what they offer:

http://www.australian-universities.com/list/

that will take you to a list of universities here check out the ones that appeal to you, the university year has already started here as of this week or last week.

Charles asks…

What is the cost for utilites in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia?

I’m looking into immigrating there middle of next year and am just looking to see how much it costs. Looking mainly at 1 bedroom apartments, some 2 bedroom and studios, maybe even a house to rent. Looking in Brisbane, Kangaroo Point, East Brisbane, St. Lucia, Auchenflower, Indo, and the surrounding areas.

Looking for:
water
gas
electric
TV
phone
internet
garbage

any other pertinent costs.

Administrator answers:

1 or 2 Bedroom Apartment between 200-300 per week. That does not include electricity…(very rare to find one that does)
So you will pay around $80-120 every quarterly for electricity
If you have Gas stove in apartment then around 60 per cylinder. (but that will bring down your electricity bill)
Phone..depends who you choose…Telstra..Optus..I have optus which is combined with my Mobile Phone..and land line..costs me $120 a month and that includes 120 of free calls from mobile and 120 free calls from Optus…have never had to pay my mobile bill.
Internet is optional…homes don’t come with it..you have to ring up either Fox tel or Austar and they will come and put it on for you..around 45 for cheapest package..but you can pay more for more channels if you want. Garbage does not cost a thing…Nor does water….but since we have water restrictions…we are only only allowed to use a certain amount…if we go over that…the home owner/ or maybe even the renter..has to pay a little bit for that. Though I rent and have never had to pay for water. Hope this helps in some way.

Powered by Yahoo! Answers