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The Education Destination : The Education Destination
South Australia South Australia offers an excellent education with a great lifestyle and a lower cost of living, writes local Margaret-Ann Williams. Friendly, liveable, and affordable, South Australia is the ideal choice for students in search of a top-quality education. International student numbers have doubled to more than 23,300 in only fi ve years, and the lively presence of young people of many nationalities has transformed the capital city, Adelaide. Adelaide: the lifestyle city Adelaide is a pleasant, clean and safe place to live. The Economist magazine’s Liveability Survey consistently rates it as one of the world’s top lifestyle cities. In this cultured, convenient city, locals are happy to stop, smile and help a young person who looks a little lost. The word is out – Adelaide has a lower cost of living than any other mainland capital city. Living in Adelaide costs almost 25% less than Sydney, 20% less than Melbourne and about 66 10% less than Brisbane or Perth. What’s more, the respected Mercer Consulting Group lists Adelaide as one of the least expensive modern cities on the planet. Home to just over a million people, Adelaide is set between a stretch of white beaches and the curving backdrop of green foothills. The streets of the central business district are laid out in a grid pattern that makes it easy for newcomers to fi nd their way around. Gracious stone buildings line the main boulevards. Through the centre of Adelaide runs the Torrens River, widened and landscaped to create a recreational and arts precinct at the city’s heart. You can jump on the city’s free tram which stops at shopping centres and major institutions, including university campuses. The city has many open spaces and parklands; sometimes a koala can be seen snoozing in a eucalyptus tree, while colourful parrots dart overhead. AUSTRALIAN STATE PROFILES
Australia The Education Destination 2010