Poor Brisbane vs Rich Sydney

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  1. Waterboy

    Waterboy Well-Known Member

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    If you had a choice, assuming all factors being the same/similar e.g. salary etc. And you had a choice between 2 places (low socio economic areas in Brisbane vs prestige or near it in Sydney), then which one would it be ? This is for living only, not IP.
     
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    This post is, of course, as stupid as the other because we're comparing Apples to Huaweis.
     
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    Is presteege in Sydney, like, full of pretentious snobs?
     
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    Would you rather be a Brisbane Bogan or a Sydney Snob?
     
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    Neither. Why should it be one or the other? There are other alternatives.
     
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    exactly the point of these comparisons - useless and silly
     
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    Prestige Sydney wins it hands down. You meant Mt Druitt didn't you?
     
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    I talking last night to a person from your home-town who sold up about 2 months ago in MtDuritt and was staying at the hotel we stayed where the wedding was ..They have about 800k cash from the sale and are in the process of buying within the 10klms of the CBD and from what he said about that area as he said it a whole different world and safe in boom town Brisbane..
     
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    ^^^It's usually those who can't "make it" in Sydney who move interstate. I'm happy about that.

    I like that Sydney is gentrifying. Hopefully, in the future only the successful and ambitious people remain.

    #sydsnob
     
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    Why not post a comparison of lower socio economic Sydney compared to lower socio economic Brisbane?
    Otherwise it's meaningless.

    Depends, cashed up Sydney snob preferably, but not one living well beyond their means, trying to keep up appearances with no actual quality of life.
     
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    People should just live wherever makes them happy and they can afford. Simple.
     
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    Amen. Thing is it's also what you're familiar with and where your childhood memories are formed has a lot to do with it. Example, I grew up with grandparents in Mayfield in Newcastle and visited every year. Back then it was considered a dive but I always loved it and though it was beautiful despite this, it was simply what I was familiar with. Could still happily live there now.
     
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    There has to be a reason record numbers of people are leaving Sydney and moving to Brisbane/SouthEast Qld

    I think it's a logical choice for many people. And people are only slowly starting to wake up to it.

    Sydney is a good place to invest, but becoming more of a grind day by day.
     
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    Is that the motel on the Highway near Minchinbury? I think it's on the corner Fleurs Rd.

    If he came out with 800K, I'd say his house was in Mt Druitt proper as apposed to Mt Druitt improper, which is my neck of the woods..
     
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    Neither!
    Couldn't stand to live in either one.
    So many better places Australia wide to spend your days.
     
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    Not sure what the difference is ,but the more the better ..
     
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    Sackie Well-known cafe bum of the East Premium Member

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    Sydney is alot harder to have a great standard of living than Brisbane if your not cashed up and living in a nice area. I'm sure there'll always be people who are very happy in Sydney on a low wage and renting out west etc. But generally for alot of people I talk to, they love Sydney because they are living in nice places, own their home, they're cashed up and no financial burdens. So they can enjoy the best of what an expensive city has to offer.

    And Sydney as a home base, especially the North and East have a significant amount to offer. Unfortunately you just need to be cashed up in order to really enjoy it's aroma.
     
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    Precisely.

    Taking the 80/20 principal, if 20% are the cashed up ones who will be able to enjoy the lifestyle that Sydney has to offer, we are potentially looking at 80% who would probably prefer Brisbane as their base. Many of them dont know this yet.

    Wait till that new Casino starts advertising.
     
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    I moved to Sydney about one year ago. My wage is good but nothing spectacular. I think you need a lot of money to have a nice life in Sydney. It's pretty grubby, crowded.
    I agree with @Gockie comments. Sydney is only really good if you own East or North. Anywhere else there's no value. High prices but not even nice.
    But there are a lot of single women here compared to bne si that's why I'm here atm.
     
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    Sydney offers a lot more than just those two. Parts of the Inner West are absolutely divine and very expensive for a reason- Balmain, Birchgrove, Lilyfield, Drummoyne etc. Love the rustic appeal of some of the Inner South areas as well ie Marrickville.
     
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