Adelaide is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth-largest city in Australia. Adelaide's economy is primarily based around manufacturing, defence technology and research, commodity export and corresponding service industries. It has large manufacturing, defence and research zones. They contain car manufacturing plants for General Motors Holden, and plants that produce electronic systems that are sold worldwide for applications in medical, communications, defence, automotive, food and wine processing and industrial sectors. The revenue of Adelaide's electronics industry has grown at over 15% per year since 1990. The electronics industry in Adelaide employs over 13,000 people, which is more than the automotive industry. Almost half of all cars produced in Australia are made in Adelaide. Australia is in Oceania, a continent between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean. The climate is generally arid to semi arid but temperate in the south and the east and tropical in the north. The official language is English. The main religion is Christianity. The economy of Australia is a prosperous, free market economy dominated by its services sector, representing 68% of Australian GDP. The agricultural and mining sectors (10% of GDP combined) account for 57% of the nation's exports. Australians typically talk directly rather than around issues, generally do not like class orientated structure, preferring informality and modesty such as first names even in a business setting (although dress tends to be formal), respect the opinions of others, and enjoy a good debate. Australians typically take turns in paying for beverages, and often use humour to establish rapport. The security risk for expatriates in Australia is low. Risks include low levels of petty crime in busy tourist areas. The currency of Australia is the Australian Dollar (AUD). Banking is on a par with that of Western Europe and North America. The standard of healthcare in Australia is very good however costs of treatment for expatriates can be high. The population of Adelaide is 1.3 Million (2016 est.), while the inflation rate is 1.9% (June 2017).
Cost Of Living
The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in In Adelaide, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average, is categorized follows (Exact cost of living percentages only available in personalised reports): Adelaide as at 1 July 2017 is very high in comparison to other places in the world. 1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Very High 2) Clothing: Very High 3) Communication: Very High 4) Education: Average 5) Furniture & Appliances: High 6) Groceries: Very High 7) Healthcare: Low 8) Household Accommodation: High 9) Miscellaneous: High 10) Personal Care: High 11) Recreation & Culture: Very High 12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Very High 13) Transport: Very High Adelaide is for example 46.5% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 41.8% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 70.7% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai. The hardship premium for Adelaide for an expat from London, is for example 0%, i.e. host location (Adelaide) premium of 10% minus home (London) location premium of 10%. Adelaide is ranked as a minimal hardship location. Want to know more about cost of living, hardship (quality of living) or expat salary in Adelaide? Register subscribe to your home location and Adelaide and run your personalised reports.