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Discuss living and working remotely in Melbourne: Best way to look for a flat in Melbourne? Which are the best place to go to meet other Digital Nomads in Melbourne? A place in Melbourne I can send a box to?


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Best way to look for a flat in Melbourne?


in Melbourne , Australia by @robetus  | 4 comments

Iโ€™m movie to Melbourne Australia in mid March where Iโ€™ll be staying for at least 6 months. I have a 12 month visa but Iโ€™m not sure if I want to stay that long. I want to rent an apartment and Iโ€™m looking for some advise on how to do this from those who live or have lived there. I know of gumtree and craigslist to look, but I was also thinking about a rental agency that could find something for me. Iโ€™d like to stay right around $350 AUD per week. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Which are the best place to go to meet other Digital Nomads in Melbourne?


in Melbourne , Australia by @shantaram  | 1 comment

Which are the best place to go to meet other Digital Nomads in Melbourne? I would like to find a active place where i could learn and meet new people working as nomad. Any suggestion?

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A place in Melbourne I can send a box to?


in Melbourne , Australia by @robetus  | 5 comments

Anyone know of a place I can send a medium sized box to in Melbourne, Australia for up to 60 days? I plan on moving there after a tour through India and SEA and I donโ€™t know exactly when Iโ€™ll be able to pick it up, but it will be within 60 days for sure. I just donโ€™t have an exact date.

There are all kinds of virtual mailbox places in the US that will hold a parcel for up to 60 days for a small monthly fee, but after some searches on the net for places Melbourne I thought Iโ€™d ask here. Thanks for any input.

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How do you calculate cost of living in Melbourne for two?


in Melbourne , Australia by @asadu  | 4 comments

The Nomadlist search (https://nomadlist.com/melbourne-australia) gives $1207 (or AUD 1639) to live like a local, but estimates from elsewhere, and from asking people, wildly vary.

Assuming a fairly frugal life, say an extension of student life, with the occasional indulgence, whatโ€™s a reasonable estimate for cost of living for two in Melbourne? To add details weโ€™re intending to:

  • definitely cook at home
  • eat out a few times a month (2-3 times?)
  • rent an apartment/flat
  • basically cut corners a lot - go running in the park instead of a gym subscription, use public transport, etc.
  • have a backup/emergency savings fund

How do you actually come up with a fairly accurate estimate? Does anyone have any formulas or tips?

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Whatโ€™s the best mobile-data option in Australia (Melbourne) for nomads?


in Melbourne , Australia by @iamfledge  | 4 comments

Iโ€™m due to spend a couple of weeks in Melbourne in April and looking to see if thereโ€™s a good non-contract mobile data option for my time there.

Ideally Iโ€™d like to be able to tether to my laptop. Any Aus based nomads able to make some recommendations?

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