Just kidding. Ok, it is but not as expensive as you think. A lot of people have been asking me about my move to Sydney on a Working Holiday Visa lately so I figured I would write my thoughts down after living and working here for nearly 6 months. This is my second Working Holiday Visa so I find myself comparing it to my first experience in London a lot.
Here’s a little snippet about creating a base for yourself in Sydney.
The worst in the world but this might be a little biased coming from living in London where the transportation is almost perfect. You can get an Opal card for free at any convenience store and just continually top up from there. Sydney is a car city (with limited places for parking, haha) and public transportation is a nightmare. Each train takes a long time to come (15 minutes) if you’re not in the city and buses are off schedule and constantly late. If there was a 15 minute wait in London, there would be protests. As much as it sounds like not a huge deal, it’s crazy when you think of how much of your life you can spend commuting. My gym is 3 and a half kilometres away from my house but it takes me 25 minutes to bus there. It’s not a joke!
*Pro tip: Download the TripViewLite app, it’ll give you real time data about bus and train times.