Here's a little bit of background on where I'm from.
Situated in the state of Victoria, Melbourne is one of Australia's most popular cities hosting a population of million people and an economy the size of which very few other cities in Australia can match. The city has attracted more than its fair share of expats and offers a multitude of potential employment positions, a varied nightlife and is perfect for those looking to retire overseas. But what else does Melbourne have to offer?
Facts about Melbourne
The city of Melbourne has a history which can be traced back to 1835 and was one of the original settlements of the state of Victoria. The city and its surrounding area was also very prominent in the gold rush in the 1950s and until 1927 actually housed the national government.
The weather in Melbourne
Life in Melbourne is never straightforward regarding the weather as the city sits on a very hot inland weather plane but is also impacted by the cold winds from the nearby ocean. There can be huge drops in the temperature in and around Melbourne in a very short space of time and the weather itself can range from bright sunshine and hot weather to hail and thunder storms, sometimes in the same day!
The population of Melbourne
The Melbourne area was one of the first official colonial settlements in Victoria and as such it boasts a whole host of different nationalities which include Italian, Macedonian, Bosnian, American, Greek and Germans to name but a few. It offers one of the most multicultural and diverse populations in Australia and has attracted enormous attention from overseas businesses looking to make use of the large range of services and products required.
The cost of living in Melbourne
The cost of living in Melbourne has increased significantly over the last decade with the ever growing influx of overseas skilled workers attracting high salaries and increasing the cost of goods and services in the region. The area itself has been voted one of the more popular expat destinations and indeed the influx of overseas workers continues to grow, prompted by an economy which has been very buoyant for some time.
Living in Melbourne is something which more and more people are looking to experience as life in Melbourne continues to attract more and more skilled overseas workers.