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Moving to a new country is always 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 only a few international schools in Adelaide, but there are many excellent public and private schools also available to expats.
What's the weather like in Adelaide?
Adelaide has a welcoming climate made up of pleasant, warm summers and mild, short winters. In the hotter months, expats will find themselves with over 10 hours of sunlight, and plenty of opportunities to soak up sun 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. Some expats may be entitled to Medicare, the Australian public health system. Those who aren't should take out private health insurance.
Are there a lot of things to do in Adelaide?
Will I need a car to live in Adelaide?
Adelaide has a dense city centre and an extensive suburban area. Expats who live and work in the city centre will not need a car, but those living further out may find that it makes life easier. Adelaide has a reliable public transport system, and additionally many places are walkable.
►See Lifestyle in Adelaide for more on what to expect from the city
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