Life in Perth
Perth is a coastal city known for its beautiful sandy beaches and laid-back lifestyle. Living here, you’ll get up to 320 days of sunshine every year, all while enjoying the fantastic cafés, museums, and diverse cuisine it has to offer.
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Living in Perth, you’ll find all kinds of unique cultural attractions.
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Perth: things to know
Perth has a modern transport system of trains, ferries, and buses, so you can move easily through the city. By downloading a Transperth SmartRider card, you’ll get a fare discount and be able to access any mode of public transport you need.
In Perth, a single person’s estimated monthly costs are AU$1,801 without rent.
- Meal at an inexpensive restaurant: AU$30
- Cappuccino: AU$5.69
- One-way ticket on public transport: AU$4.50
Perth has a desirable Mediterranean climate in the summer, with temperatures ranging between 25°C to 35°C from November to March. You’ll get blue skies for roughly 70% of the year! Winters are relatively cool and wet, although temperatures rarely drop below 10°C.
This friendly city is packed with beautiful nature, sporting and musical events, and superb international cuisine.
You’ll always find something you love in Perth!
Incredible weather and coastline
If you love the sun, you’ll adore Perth! It’s Australia’s sunniest city, known for its quiet beaches with soft white sand and sparkling blue water. There many to choose from, including the popular Cottesloe Beach, which is less than a 15-minute drive from the city centre and has a thriving café culture.
Perth has some of the best fresh food in the country, with great seafood and organic produce available all year round. The city’s location on Australia’s west coast also makes it a gateway to Asia, so you can enjoy fantastic authentic cuisine from India, Thailand, Indonesia, and many other countries!
Sport and music
Living in Perth, you’re guaranteed to find live entertainment that you’ll love. The Optus Stadium hosts international cricket and soccer matches and a range of major concerts. There’s also the WACA, a world-famous cricket ground, and the stylish and modern Perth Concert Hall — located in the heart of the city.