I still haven’t been to Perth, that’s something I definitely intend to fix in January of next year. I’m sure I’ll come back with lots of photographs, but for now I’ve had to scrounge this one from Wikimedia…
From my page on the city though, I do know that it is quite an expensive place to live. It’s something people comment about quite regularly, here are a few examples:
“In my experience Perth is the most expensive city in Australia, in terms of being a tourist.” – Jimmy
“It’s hard to say, the biggest expense you will have is rent unfortunately, it never used to be this expensive.” – Scott
“I have been looking to move from the UK to Perth over the last few years but can’t believe how expensive it is to live in Perth.” – Brian
In fact, the word “expensive” appears 38 times (so far) in the comments, so it’s hard to believe that isn’t something going on.
In the news a few weeks ago though there was a story about an American who had been offered a job in Perth with Curtin University along with a salary of $170,000 a year. He turned it down; he said that Perth was so pricey he couldn’t afford to live here.
He also went on to say that moving to Perth would sacrifice his family’s quality-of-life. Here’s the story.
I will definitely be checking out the prices when I pay a visit next year.
What is it about Perth trains?
The last time I featured some videos from Perth was in my post called Perth: Trains, iPhones and Surf Lifesavers. The ‘trains’ part of that title referred to the masses rescuing a man who had been quite literally unable to ‘mind the gap’.
Today we are going to actually get on the train with some passengers and together we will discover that no matter how expensive Perth is, it still possible to have some fun on the cheap. Let’s check out the…
Perth Train Party
Who cares or knows whether this video was a setup or not, it was still fun and has at the end what I think is a really good message.