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Moving to a new country can be a daunting experience and expats often have all sorts of questions regarding life in their soon-to-be home. Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions about moving to Adelaide.
Are there many international schools in Adelaide?
There are a few international schools in Adelaide, but expats often choose to send their children to one of the many excellent public or private schools in the city.
What's the weather like in Adelaide?
Adelaide has a delightful climate with pleasant, warm summers and mild, short winters. In the hotter months, expats will find themselves with more than 10 hours of sunlight, and plenty of opportunities to catch some rays on the many beautiful beaches. Most of the rain in Adelaide falls between April and October.
How does healthcare in Adelaide work?
Good quality healthcare is available in Adelaide. Expats with permanent residence visas are entitled to Medicare, the Australian universal public health system. Those who aren't eligible should take out private health insurance.
Are there a lot of things to do in Adelaide?
While Adelaide may not quite have the same level of buzz as other Australian cities, the city offers plenty in the way of entertainment, annual events and sightseeing.
Will I need a car to live in Adelaide?
Adelaide has a dense city centre and extensive suburbs. Expats who live and work in the city centre will not need a car, but those living further out may find that one makes life easier. Adelaide has a reliable public transport system, and the compact nature of the city means plenty of places are within walking and cycling distance.
►See Lifestyle in Adelaide for more on what to expect from the city
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Expat Health Insurance
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