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    Overview

    Perth is situated between Swan River and southwest coast. The sweeping sceneries of the city are introduced and granted via the spacious river side Kings Park and Botanic Garden above Mountain Eliza and the outskirts set by Sandy beaches.

    The area of Perth city is estimated to be at 6,418 km2 founded on 12th of June, 1829. The city has a population of 2 million people, according to 2019 statistics, having different ethnicities whose reported ancestries are: New Zealanders, Indians, South Africans and Malays all of whom constitute the majority of the population in the city.

    Sir Stirling, who was a pioneer in agriculture, discovered that the coast’ soil was not serviceable for agriculture, so he made up his mind to found two cities in the new settlement: a commercial port at Fremantle and a capital granted the name Perth after the Scottish city, which is located near the Swan River.

    Perth was established by James Stirling, at first, in 1829, after which it received its status as a city in 1856. The city, influenced by Sir George Murray, then British Secretary of State for war and the colonies, is known now for Perth, Scotland which was the birthplace of Sir George Murray.

    Living


    Living Expenses in Australian dollars (the lists below indicate most of commodities’ prices)

    • Groceries and eating out – $80 to $280 per week.
    • Gas, electricity – $35 to $140 per week.
    • Phone and Internet – $20 to $55 per week.
    • Public transport – $15 to $55 per week.
    • Car (after purchase) – $150 to $260 per week.
    • Entertainment – $80 to $150 per week

    A student is in need of almost AUS$1000 except for rent, and family of four members need about AUS$ 5000 except for rent. The average estimated expenses on campus at a university in Perth are between AUS$700 – 800.

    Home utilities costs are as follows in Australian dollars for international students:

    • Electricity: A$550 per quarter.
    • Water: A$350 per quarter.
    • Gas: A$200 per quarter.
    • Internet: A$180 per quarter.

    AUS $

    Food

    21

    Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district

    13

    Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big Mac meal or similar)

    7

    500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast

    1.39

    1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk

    5.54

    12 eggs, large

    4.86

    1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes

    9

    500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese

    4.62

    1 kg (2 lb.) of apples

    3.55

    1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes

    5.61

    0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket

    21

    1 bottle of red table wine, good quality

    2.93

    2 liters of coca-cola

    2.14

    Bread for 2 people for 1 day

     

    Housing

    2,677

    Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area

    1,544

    Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area

    227

    Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat

    1,723

    Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area

    1,254

    Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area

    109

    Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio

    63

    Internet 8 mbps (1 month)

    489

    40” flat screen TV

    181

    Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, Panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands)

    11

    Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)

    27

    Hourly rate for cleaning help

     

    Clothes

    90

    1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar)

    82

    1 summer dress in a high street level  (Zara, h & m or similar retailers)

    166

    1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas brands or equivalent)

    168

    1 pair of men’s leather business shoes

     

    Transportation

    31,447

    Volkswagen 1.4tsi 150cv (or equivalent, no extras, new

    1,26

    1 liter(1/4 gallon of gas)

    1,39

    Monthly ticket – public transport

    19

    Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles)

     

    Personal care

    9

    Cold medicine for 6 days Tylenol, frenadol, codex or equivalent brands)

    15

    Box of antibiotics (12 dozes)

    66

    Short visit to a private doctor – 15 minutes

    7

    Box of 4 tampons(tamp ax )

    4.48

    Deodorant, roll-on (50ml – 1.5 oz)

    6

    Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400ml ~ 12oz)

    2.94

    4 rolls of toilet paper

    3.71

    Tube of toothpaste

    26

    Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city

     

    Entertainment

    71

    Basic dinner for two in a neighbourhood pub

    37

    Two tickets to the movies

    164

    Two tickets to the theatre (available best seats)

    113

    Dinner for two in an Italian restaurant in the expat area

    18

    Cocktail drink in down town club

    4.80

    Cappuccino in expat area of the city

    645

    I Phone wi – fi 128 gb

    10

    1 beer in a neighborhood pub – 500 ml

    0.24

    1 minute prepaid call



    Culture

    The Culture in Perth

    The cultural inheritance in Perth is shown through 467 heritage locations and 3 heritage precincts and 151 sites registered on the State Heritage List. One fourth of Perth’s population is students; Furthermore, the city has 20 sports clubs as 55 % of residents are upon the age of 20 to 39 years old.  

    Weather

    Weather and Environment

    The climate in Perth characterized by hot, dry summer days and cool, wet winters. The sunshine in Perth lasts for 9 hours approximately every day which equates to about 3,200 hours annual sunshine; for that its climate is similar to Mediterranean climate as it has 139 clear days making it the sunniest capital city in Australia.

    Perth is, in general, has a flat rolling land, because of sandy soils found in much quantities, and deep flattened rocks. The city has two big rivers which are the centerpiece of Perth: Swan and Canning Rivers, and one of the Serpentine and Murray Rivers discharging into Peel bay at Mandurah.

    Working

    Work in Perth

    There is plenty of jobs which are easily available for international students in Perth for the city is rich and safe, and the life is stable. In addition, the mining industry has been thriving there by which the economic downturns are averted.

    While you are a student in one of Perth’s universities, you can earn around AUS$ 20 an hour. But if your working is under a casual agreement, you will gain 25 % additional work to make up the loss because of your employment‘s nature.

    Casual agreement means employers are not obliged to offer work for you, and they have the right to kick you out of work even after the agreement has been made.


    Districts of Perth

    There are about eight major regions whose together constitute the city of Perth which are:

    1. East Perth. 
    2. High gate. 
    3. Ash field. 
    4. Crawley. 
    5. Rossmoyne. 
    6. Burswood. 
    7. North Fremantle. 
    8. May lands.

    The universities in Perth

    Campus

    University                                 Place

    Main

    Curtin University                         Perth - Bentley

    Main

    Edith Cowan University             Perth - Joondalup

    Main

    Murdoch University                    Perth - Murdoch

    Main

    University of Notre Dame Australia     Fremantle

    Main

    University of Western Australia      Perth - Craley

    Satellite

    Curtin University           Kalgoorlie, Margret River, Perth

    Satellite

    Edith Cowan University            Bun bury, Perth

    Satellite

    Murdoch University                                Peel

    Satellite

    University of Notre Dame Australia       Broome

    Satellite

    University of Western Australia              Albany, Perth

    Universities in Perth / Australia

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