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Old 02-28-2016, 04:56 AM
 
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Look most aussie citizens themselves can't afford to live comfortably in their retirement, and have to look to places like Bali and Thailand. House prices have gone through the roof and everyday costs not cheap either.
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Old 02-28-2016, 05:00 AM
 
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Oh and add that to the fact that their old age pension is means tested,the poor b....ds are worse off than most.
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Old 02-28-2016, 05:15 AM
 
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Oh and add that to the fact that their old age pension is means tested,the poor b....ds are worse off than most.
2 posts of nonsense. The amount of retirees going to Indonesia or Thailand is infinitesimally small, and even those on the full age pension are among the richest retirees in the world. In fact they receive more income than most of the worlds working population.
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Old 02-28-2016, 08:29 AM
 
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Look most aussie citizens themselves can't afford to live comfortably in their retirement, and have to look to places like Bali and Thailand. House prices have gone through the roof and everyday costs not cheap either.
People of retirement age are the ones who've made out like bandits on the real estate bubble. It's people who are nown their 20s and 30s who can't afford a house.
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Old 02-28-2016, 01:39 PM
 
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Interesting topic in regards to retirement visas in Australia and in general.

Definitely wouldn't be able to afford to retire there, but never in my life would I ever want to live in Australia.

Have you seen those Huntsman spiders? They even surprise you in cars. No way. No freaking way.
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Old 02-28-2016, 01:57 PM
 
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Interesting topic in regards to retirement visas in Australia and in general.

Definitely wouldn't be able to afford to retire there, but never in my life would I ever want to live in Australia.

Have you seen those Huntsman spiders? They even surprise you in cars. No way. No freaking way.
Gosh, i know, and they're venomous, too! So scary!

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Old 02-28-2016, 04:47 PM
 
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Interesting topic in regards to retirement visas in Australia and in general.

Definitely wouldn't be able to afford to retire there, but never in my life would I ever want to live in Australia.

Have you seen those Huntsman spiders? They even surprise you in cars. No way. No freaking way.
lol seen em? They're practically pets here.
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Old 02-28-2016, 05:12 PM
 
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Interesting topic in regards to retirement visas in Australia and in general.

Definitely wouldn't be able to afford to retire there, but never in my life would I ever want to live in Australia.

Have you seen those Huntsman spiders? They even surprise you in cars. No way. No freaking way.


Yeah. I've love to visit Australia, but I couldn't live there.

I like the things that can kill me here in Canada. Things that can be seen, or heard crashing through the bush or growling. Not silently walking on my neck while I sleep.
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Old 02-28-2016, 06:56 PM
 
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$750k should buy you a fairly decent house in a not-too-bad part of most cities.
It depends which city you're talking about. $750k is an average price that would get you a tiny house or apartment for global cities like Sydney, but a well above average price for smaller cities like Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and Hobart.

In Adelaide or even Perth, you can find a decent house in a relatively good area for around $450k to $550k. Maybe less if you're lucky, but it would probably be a unit (small joined home) or apartment.

As far as spiders and other poisonous animals go, I've never really encountered one and I've lived in Australia for coming up to 25 years.
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Old 02-29-2016, 06:47 AM
 
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Look most aussie citizens themselves can't afford to live comfortably in their retirement, and have to look to places like Bali and Thailand. House prices have gone through the roof and everyday costs not cheap either.
Most retirees aren't in the housing market unless they're selling and downsizing.
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