Byron Bay

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Biron Bay is a city in Australia, state of New South Wales and the center of the county of the same name. It is located at the easternmost point of Australia, 772 kilometers north of Sydney and 165 kilometers south of Brisbane. The city got its name from the bay, which in turn got its name from Cape Byron, named by James Cook after John Byron, the British admiral who circumnavigated the world on the ship “Dolphin”. The city is a popular tourist destination for both Australians and foreigners. There are many picturesque shores near the city, which attracts surfers from all over the world, as well as fans of scuba diving.

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  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 9,000 people
  • GDP: $54,069 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 15 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Telstra
  • 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: AirBnb
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels:
  • More hotels:
  • Best coffee 24/7: Startinno
  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Online electronics shop: Kogan
  • Best hospital: Byron Central Hospital
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Singapore Airlines
  • Best intl air carrier: Singapore Airlines
  • Monthly costs for expat: $5000
  • Monthly costs for family: $11300
  • Monthly costs for local: $3200
  • Meal: $13
  • Small Cola: $2.5
  • Beer 1 Pint: $5.5
  • Coffee: $4.5

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