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View Poll Results: Which of these three cities is your favorite?
Perth 12 27.27%
Brisbane 24 54.55%
Adelaide 8 18.18%
Voters: 44. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-19-2013, 03:05 AM
 
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Besides Brisbane, they are all suburban, conservative, sleepy hell holes living in the past. BORING describes those two places.

Brisbane is doing a lot to break away from its past as a big country town. Lots of development and a unique city flavour.

Im from Sydney . Unfortunately, the only places worth living in Sydney are Mosman, Surry Hills, Newtown, Erskenville, Leichhardht. 5 suburbs out of hundreds. The place is a nightmare to get around, extrememly dirty and we have terrible weather - it rains most of the year (why do people think it is so sunny?). Statistically it is wetter than even London.

Oh and good luck finding anyone who speaks English
Probably because most people around the world view only the best of what Sydney has to offer, through digitalized screens and photos. Even I used to think Sydney as one of the sunniest cities in Australia until you've mentioned this.

And when you're saying it rains most of the year, is it rainy WITH depressing dark clouds or rainy-and-sunny(simultaneously)?
Is Sydney sunnier AND rainier than London?
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Sydney has over double the rainfall of London but is significantly sunnier (2,500 hours v. 1,500 hours annually), rainfall in Sydney often comes in short and sharp bursts as opposed to the drizzly, persistently overcast conditions you often get in the UK.

Sydney is also sunnier than either Melbourne or Adelaide despite higher rainfall. So it's clear that a higher average rainfall doesn't necessarily equate to lower amounts of sunshine.
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Sydney has over double the rainfall of London but is significantly sunnier (2,500 hours v. 1,500 hours annually), rainfall in Sydney often comes in short and sharp bursts as opposed to the drizzly, persistently overcast conditions you often get in the UK.

Sydney is also sunnier than either Melbourne or Adelaide despite higher rainfall. So it's clear that a higher average rainfall doesn't necessarily equate to lower amounts of sunshine.
Just a correction here, Adelaide is actually about 10% sunnier than Sydney, the Wikipedia sunshine stats for Adelaide are inaccurate.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:20 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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You mean, overtaken Perth in cost of living or in the list of the most livable cities???
In COL.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:24 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Besides Brisbane, they are all suburban, conservative, sleepy hell holes living in the past. BORING describes those two places.

Brisbane is doing a lot to break away from its past as a big country town. Lots of development and a unique city flavour.

Im from Sydney . Unfortunately, the only places worth living in Sydney are Mosman, Surry Hills, Newtown, Erskenville, Leichhardht. 5 suburbs out of hundreds. The place is a nightmare to get around, extrememly dirty and we have terrible weather - it rains most of the year (why do people think it is so sunny?). Statistically it is wetter than even London.

Oh and good luck finding anyone who speaks English
Brissie ain't that much different/more cosmopolitan. In fact Perth has more overseas born than Brissie, although i prefer Brisbane.

Sounds like you like bohemian, hip sort of places. Terrible weather? Disagree, I'd trade Sydney's weather for Perth. Sydney gets fewer heatwaves than Melbourne (check the BOM stats). It is sunny compared to a lot of cities and like sulkiercupid said, gets way more sun than London.

I've been to Sydney many times and I had no trouble with English, even with Asians or other groups in Chinatown.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:59 AM
 
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Brissie ain't that much different/more cosmopolitan. In fact Perth has more overseas born than Brissie, although i prefer Brisbane.

Sounds like you like bohemian, hip sort of places. Terrible weather? Disagree, I'd trade Sydney's weather for Perth. Sydney gets fewer heatwaves than Melbourne (check the BOM stats). It is sunny compared to a lot of cities and like sulkiercupid said, gets way more sun than London.

I've been to Sydney many times and I had no trouble with English, even with Asians or other groups in Chinatown.
What's wrong with Perth's weather compared to Sydney's weather?
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:24 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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What's wrong with Perth's weather compared to Sydney's weather?
Mostly the summer. Many more days above 35+C than Sydney. I also like how Sydney's winters are drier and sunnier.
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