In terms of financial well-being, Australians are better off than most people on Earth. According to a report released in May 2015 by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Australians are the third most-productive people in the world as measured by per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP), after #1 Norway and #2 Switzerland and ahead of #4 Sweden and #5 United States. Even more impressive, Credit Suisse reports that Australians are the world’s wealthiest people, with Aussie adults enjoying a median wealth of $225,000 USD per person, ahead of individuals living in #2 Belgium, #3 Italy, #4 France and #5 United Kingdom. These are just a couple statistics that help explain why thousands of people immigrate to Australia every year.
In addition to high-paying Australian jobs, other reasons that motivate 200,000 foreign nationals annually to immigrate to Australia include the high standard of living found in its largest cities, such as Melbourne, which has been ranked by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) as the #1 most livable city in the world for the past several years in a row. While Melbourne is known as the “cultural capital” of Australia, Sydney is famous for being one of the world’s most beautiful cities, boasting its spectacular harbor and iconic opera house. Other Aussie cities (such as Gold Coast, Brisbane and Perth) are also known for their sand, surf and sunshine, but for many people, Australia’s scenic wine country, such as the Barossa Valley in South Australia, is more their style. Australia has something for everyone, whether that is snorkeling or scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef, visiting a museum in Canberra, or exploring the stunning wilderness of Tasmania. If you and your family would also like to enjoy the high standard of living available through immigration to Australia and want to learn about your options, click here!