You’ve heard about Bondi Beach, the Great Barrier Reef, Elle McPherson and the Australian Open. You know that Australia has a great “walkabout” culture where college graduates take a gap year to go explore the world and expand their horizons. As far as you can tell, Australia is a wonderful land down under!
Unless you’ve been to sunny Australia, everything is hearsay. I’ve never been, but fortunately for all of us, Shaun from Money Cactus is a regular reader who hails from Australia and has decided to provide some insights into what it’s really like living and working in Australia.
One of my friends from San Francisco moved to Sydney five years ago and he loved it so much he decided to start a business there and become an Aussie citizen! After looking more into the Australian healthcare and social safety net system, there’s no wonder why people love Australia! In fact, I might consider retiring there myself if they have me. Then again, why would they since I haven’t paid any of their taxes!
Here’s Shaun’s perspective on Australia. For other Australian readers and those who’ve spent some time there, please feel free to share your thoughts as well!