02 Jul 2010 8:11 AM
Long time since we exchanged messages. I am not sure that another reckie would beneficial unless you have lots of money. You have done the main thing and researched the areas/State you like. Unless of course you do the East coast.
As for the increase in the cost of living you can find the prices of property on the realestate website. Plus the other main thing is shopping and am sure they have an online Coles or Woolworths. This would give you a good idea of the prices.
You can also checkout price on house hold items on Target website, Kmart, Big w. Their will be also be websites for used cars and houehold items.
Have a look at trading post and gumtree.
We moved from Victoria to Queensland. Been in Queensland 18 month month now. In Australia nearly 4 years. The time as flown by. We are Australian citizens. So we have the freedom to choose where we would like to live.
Am sure you will get lots of advice.