Author Topic: Melburnian/Australian Mustachians unite  (Read 1995 times)

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Melburnian/Australian Mustachians unite
« on: July 24, 2015, 05:56:52 AM »
Hello Melburnians,

I am new to the city and looking forward to continuing a lifestyle of mustachianism having emigrated from Ireland. I'm a 25 year old medical doctor looking to accrue some wealth and have a good time!

I am looking for tips relating to mustachianism in Melbourne and Australia in general.

Looking forward to getting the show on the road.

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Re: Melburnian/Australian Mustachians unite
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2015, 05:45:17 PM »
There are several ongoing threads that any Australian probably should look at. Firstly, the Australian Investing thread is and ongoing discussion, and perhaps the early retirement thread. There is a Melbourne Meetup thread - although they don't appear to meet very often.

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Re: Melburnian/Australian Mustachians unite
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2015, 05:25:00 AM »
Hello and welcome!

Some things that might be useful:

- We have Craigslist, but Gumtree is far far more popular.
- Aldi is your friend as far as food goes (Coles and Woolies are fine too if you get stuff on special), or the fresh markets that are scattered around the city/suburbs (which one in particular depends on where in Melbourne you live).
- The inner suburbs are largely pretty good for riding bikes. At least when it isn't raining.
- Remember to touch on and touch off your myki (except in the free tram zone), although you don't need to touch off on trams :)
- Wine is far cheaper than beer at a bottleshop.
- Yes, housing is expensive.
- Chances are you'll get asked what footy team you barrack for pretty soon. :)
- Four seasons, one day. Not so much now, but the weather in spring and summer can be pretty erratic. The cool changes that come after a few hot days in summer are refreshing but fairly sudden, it can drop from 40C to 20C (and windy) in a matter of minutes.
- It's generally a very bad idea to camp under gum trees. The things have a habit of dropping branches, especially after the above cool changes.
- No-one here drinks Starbucks.

I'm sure there's plenty more that others can add, there's a few of us around.
« Last Edit: July 25, 2015, 05:36:31 AM by alsoknownasDean »

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Re: Melburnian/Australian Mustachians unite
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2015, 05:39:04 PM »
Thanks that's very helpful!

I live in Richmond I see there's a coles here but no aldi.

I'm going to pick an AFL team today!

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Re: Melburnian/Australian Mustachians unite
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2015, 04:20:02 PM »
Hey mate.

1. I'm assuming you picked the Tigers for your AFL team if you're living in Richmond?

2. What are you doing for work?- locuming, HMO, or in a training program?

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Re: Melburnian/Australian Mustachians unite
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2015, 05:01:34 PM »
There's an Aldi and a good cheap fruit & vegetable shop (Saigon Village) in The Hive on Victoria St, not far from North Richmond station.

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Re: Melburnian/Australian Mustachians unite
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2015, 11:52:57 PM »
Wine is far cheaper than beer at a bottleshop.

Subjective I know, but the quality of the wine and beer will mean this statement varies greatly.
You can great great beer for less than $40 a case with the right coupons, you probably wont be able to get a great bottle of wine for $10 a bottle.
You could however get 4L of cask wine for $10 if you're not fussed.

Have fun!