The city of Adelaide, located in Southern Australia, is one of the economic and cultural centers of the country. It was founded in 1836, even though the Jews in the Adelaide Hills were inhabited by the Aborigines, who had an interesting culture. In particular, they organized forest fires as a form of religion. The Anglicans who came bought the land and formed a tribe. Unlike many other Austrian cities, Adelaide was founded as an independent settlement, not a city of kings. It was named after the wife of King William IV.
In its early years, the town was not very successful. The leaders did not know where they wanted to go, being extremely inconsistent. Things began to change in 1838 when cattle were brought in. Livestock breeding, slaughtering, and meat production were good sources of income for Adelaida. A port and public institutions are being built. But it was still a long way from prosperity, the community was actually living at the expense of the British government. The discovery of silver deposits was a serious spur to the citys growth. By the mid-19th century, the production of meat, beef, wine and wheat, and the development of silver mines had brought the city to a new level. An important milestone was the establishment of the Murray River navigation, which linked Adelaide with the rest of the Arabian cities. Gas and electric lighting was installed, and several water reservoirs were built to provide fresh water for Adelaide. A telegraph and a railroad are under construction. Unlike many other Austrian cities, Adelaide passed relatively easily through the crisis of the late nineteenth century, as well as the Great Depression. The budget deficit was registered only once. Many of the citys residents participated in World War I and World War II. These terrible events, however, had a positive effect on the city as new jobs were created to supply the army. In the neighborhoods, precious metals were mined, which also increased the citys income. In the meantime, Adelaida has become one of the largest industrial cities, which has had a positive effect on its development.
- Air quality: 7 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
- Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
- Religious government: Non-religious
- Population: 1,200,000 people
- GDP: $54,069 / year
- Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
- Power outlets: 230V50Hz
- Internet: 15 Mbps
- Best wireless: Vodafone
- Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
- Tipping: Tipping in Australia is not standard etiquette so you should never feel obligated to leave a gratuity. Tipping is just a discretionary thing if people feel that they’ve had good service. The standart is 10%, although 5% will probably do in a cafe.
- Apartment listings:
- Apartments: Airbnb
- Hotels: Booking.com
- More hotels: Hotels.com
- Best taxi: Uber
- Best coworking space: Hub Adelaide
- Online electronics shop: Kogan
- Best hospital: Royal Hospital Adelaide
- Best short-haul air carrier: Virgin Australia
- Best intl air carrier: Qantas
- Monthly costs for expat: $2000
- Monthly costs for family: $4700
- Monthly costs for local: $1350
- Meal: $8
- Small Cola: $1.3
- Beer 1 Pint: $4
- Coffee: $2.5
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