Very, very expensive.
While I dont want to run it down or put you off. Please please be aware its as bad as London. Property is through the roof! -Everywhere!
If you want something cheap - be prepared to commute at least 1.5 hours or more.
Do not expect to come here with no cash or deposit and find something easily.
A 4 bedroom house in n hour of Sydney starts at 450k for the worst and goes up sharp from there.
Food is expensive - wth - $5 fro a mango. - drive out for an hour and get a tray for $8 - wtf?
Everything costs here.
3 month electricity for family of 5 with pool - $950
family of 5 - food bills $1000 minimum..
ciao for now