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City in Focus- Melbourne

Being the capital city of Australia, Melbourne is located in the southeastern part of the mainland and is also one of the most developed and populous cities in the country. Due to the high-quality education, healthcare, infrastructure and security provided to the residents, it has been consistently named among the most livable cities in the world.

Even though the city has a reputation for changeable weather conditions, due to the surrounding hot inland areas and cool southern ocean, the winters are mild and summers are between warm to hot. Melbourne frequently gets heavy showers that can make create a sudden drop in temperature but it usually ceases within a short time and the temperature rises back to what was before the shower.

Though several options of transportation are accessible in Melbourne, the most convenient and cheapest is the tram service which interconnects all the main highlights of the city. Hiring a taxi, travelling by train or bus are comparatively expensive to tram service and driving a car in the city can be hectic due to the busy roads and tram lines running crisscross through the street.


According to the QS Best Students Cities 2019, Melbourne is the third-best in the world and is also the tenth best city for Employer Activity that makes it favorable for graduates looking to start successful career journeys.

In the year 2008, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology ranked it top fourth university city in the world with eight public universities in Melbourne which are the University of Melbourne, Swinburne University of Technology, Monash University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), La Trobe University, Australian Catholic University (ACU), Victoria University (VU) and Deakin University. Among the eight universities, some of them have international campuses including Malaysia and Italy.

Work and life

Migrating to Melbourne is getting easier as the years pass, with more employment opportunities in the fields of automobiles, nursing, biotechnology, aviation, engineering and construction.

The city has one of the largest immigrant populations among the metropolitan areas in the world and the average household income is about 72,500 AUD per year. A family of four can live in the city with an estimated monthly average of 4,644.31 AUD excluding rent and a single person can afford to live in the city with 1298.95 AUD per month apart from rent. The majority of the immigrants are from India, England and China, therefore, Chinese, Indian, Thai and Malaysian cuisines are easily available throughout the city with coffee and café’s staying close to the heart of the residents.

Due to the public transport corridors causing an increased property price, the inner-city areas are dwelled by the wealthy part of the population, whereas, the suburban areas house the middle-class families and the outer suburban is the choice for the lower-income residents.

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