The Economist’s Global Liveability Index named Adelaide as Australia’s most liveable city and the world’s third most liveable city in 2021 www.cityofadelaide.com.au/media-centre/australias-most-liveablecity/#:~:text=The%20Economist’s%20Global%20Liveability%20Index,world’s%20third%20most%20liveable%20city.
Adelaide is up to 12% more affordable to live in than other major Australian cities. With rent around 45% lower than Sydney, Adelaide has the lowest average rent, food, and transport, in the country. www.studyadelaide.com/why-adelaide/life-in-adelaide/living-costs#:~:text=Adelaide%20is%20up%20to%2012,that%20Australia%20has%20to%20offer.
Adelaide property prices are low compared to other areas in Australia. Median house prices were $620,000 in April 2022 compared to $1,128,000 in Sydney and $806,000 in Melbourne. But those average prices for the city – you can get much better value in the suburbs. Property outside Adelaide is even more affordable with the median price for regional dwellings being just $324,708.
See www.realestate.com.au/buy/in-sa/list-1 for property prices in Adelaide.
The Adelaide property market has gone from strength to strength since the start of 2020. Property prices exploded by +44.7 percent from the pandemic low point to July 2022 peak, making it the biggest growth market of all the capital cities www.openagent.com.au/suburb-profiles/adelaide-property-market https://propertyupdate.com.au/adelaide-housing-market-monthly-update-video/
Adelaide house prices are forecast to remain stable as interest rate rise www.afr.com/property/residential/adelaide-house-prices-won-t-fall-like-sydney-melbourne-sa-treasurer-20221214-p5c6c0
GETTING AROUND IS EASY:
There is an excellent choice of public transport in Adelaide, making life simple for those who choose to make it home, with great service provided by a range of buses, trains, and trams www.adelaidemetro.com.au.
Adelaide’s commute has been named one of best in the world www.invest.cityofadelaide.com.au/blog/the-worst-travel-times-in-australia-and-the-world-revealed. Compared to other Australian cities, such as Sydney and Melbourne, traffic congestion in Adelaide is a breeze. Adelaide is still a “15-minute city” and you can get from the coast to the Adelaide hills in half an hour.
SA dominated the 2022 Top Wineries of Australia list, with approximately one third of wineries in the top 100 being South Australian www.glamadelaide.com.au/south-australia-dominates-one-third-of-2022-top-wineries-of-australia-list/
Be inspired by the list of mouth-watering wineries listed on www.sitchu.com.au/adelaide/restaurants/best-wineries-south-australia
South Australian seascapes are what coastal postcards are made of. Explore following links to see Adelaide’s 30km-long metropolitan coastline that’s packed with fantastic spots to splash around, some with quiet and peaceful shorelines, and others bustling with things to do and people to see www.australiantraveller.com/sa/adelaide/9-of-the-best-beaches-in-adelaide/
Stokes Bay on Kangaroo Island’s North Shore SA ranks Australia’s Best Beach for 2023 www.glamadelaide.com.au/stokes-bay-in-kangaroo-island-named-australias-best-beach/ www.experienceoz.com.au/en/top-10-beaches-in-australia
Adelaide is the only state where all its universities appear on one or more of the major international ranking systems. Given that there are 20,000+ universities in the world, just making the list is a significant achievement.
Furthermore, Adelaide is ranked in the world’s top 35 for best student cities www.international.unisa.edu.au/living-in-adelaide/
South Australia has experienced more than two decades of uninterrupted economic growth and $100 billion of major developments are underway in a range of sectors across the state. www.migration.sa.gov.au/why-south-australia/work/working-in-south-australia
South Australia offers a state nomination pathway for the Skilled Work Regional visa that allows skilled professionals to live and work in South Australia for up to five years www.migration.sa.gov.au/visa-options/skilled-visas/skilled-work-regional-visa
Find information regarding your workplace rights and obligations by visiting www.fairwork.gov.au/find-help-for/visa-holders-migrants
South Australia has a climate that brings a Mediterranean mix of long hot summers (25oC to 35oC) and snowless winters with temperatures of around 10-15oC. You won’t be worried by the humidity of other Australian cities, yet there are 2500 hours on average of glorious sunshine to soak up each year blog.pssremovals.com/move-adelaide-south-australia#:~:text=Adelaide%20offers%20excellent%20transport%20links,and%20food%20culture%20to%20enjoy
Adelaide Fringe is the biggest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere. For 31 magical summer days and nights, Fringe transforms Adelaide and greater South Australia www.adelaidefringe.com.au/about-us
Adelaide’s calendar is full of incredible events all year round including but not limited to, WOMADelaide in March www.womadelaide.com.au/ the dazzling Adelaide Cabaret Festival in June cabaret.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/ The Adelaide Beer and BBQ Festival in July www.beerbbqfest.com.au the Winter Reds Wine event www.adelaidehillswine.com.au/events/winter-reds/ and in October, the 18-day Ozasia festival arrives southaustralia.com/travel-blog/the-south-australian-festivals-and-events-calendar
Explore more of Adelaide’s biggest events:
People here are sports mad even by Aussie standards, with an estimated 49% of South Australians aged 15 years and over attending a sporting event each year. Adelaide is well represented in the Australian Football League, soccer adelaideunited.com.au, cricket adelaidestrikers.com.au and basketball adelaide36ers.com. In addition, major sporting events in South Australia include the Tour Down Under tourdownunder.com.au, International Cricket series and hosting various Australian Swimming Championships.
Adelaide Oval is one of the nation’s most highly regarded sporting venues, and plays host to Australian Rules Football, Cricket as well as concerts and other events www.adelaideoval.com.au.
Sporting clubs and teams are at the centre of both suburban and regional communities and is one of the quickest ways to get to know the people in your neighbourhood, check out Adelaide’s TWO AFL sides: www.afc.com.au/ www.portadelaidefc.com.au/
Once the lesser-known little sister to Melbourne and Sydney, Adelaide’s restaurant and small bar scene is buzzing too www.cntraveller.com/article/things-to-do-in-adelaide-australia
From 16-course degustation’s, to authentic Napoli-style pizzerias, African-inspired diners and fine-dining in historic cellar doors – Adelaide dishes up some incredible restaurants southaustralia.com/travel-blog/best-restaurants-in-adelaide including Restaurant Botanic, taking home the crown for Australia’s Restaurant of the Year in 2023.
Adelaide’s coffee scene has come a long way in recent years, many would say Adelaide’s coffee now seems better than Melbourne. Whether you are a fan of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe poured through a V60, or a full-bodied Brazilian extracted into a latte, these spots have you covered www.broadsheet.com.au/adelaide/guides/best-coffee
Like your coffee extra hot? Half strength? In a mug? Being “just a big country town”, you will not be judged by the friendly baristas of Adelaide www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/opinion/melbourne-claims-its-australias-friendliest-city-but-have-they-even-been-to-adelaide/news-story/5df230965183fe7e8803ac30d60f650d
Still not convinced?