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With a population of more than 1.2 million people - including 25,000 right in the CBD - Adelaide is one of the world’s most liveable cities.

It enjoys a pleasant Mediterranean-like climate, with warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters. It averages highs of 25-35C in summer and the mercury rarely drops below 10C in winter.

The city itself is thoughtfully designed, with wide streets in a simple grid layout and central squares in all four corners, and it’s bordered by 900 hectares of green parklands. Well serviced by public transport, it’s also exceptionally easy to navigate under your own steam. Traffic is rarely congested and bike paths are plentiful.

Adelaide’s central location, and world-class travel and freight infrastructure are also key draw cards. It is Australia's fastest airport-to-city transfer at just 7 kilometres and there are direct flights daily to all major Australian capitals and many international hubs including Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai. Adelaide is the freight hub between the country's east and west, which makes for very competitive rates and convenient delivery timeframes.

One of the world’s most liveable cities

  • Ranked 5th in the world for liveability and cost, and scored 96.4/100 for the infrastructure quality (The Economist)
  • Listed as a top city for liveability and a top travel destination (the UK’s Sunday Times and the New York Times)
  • One of the best places to live overseas (the UK’s Sunday Times)

Yet despite its obvious appeals, Adelaide’s housing prices remain very affordable. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures show Adelaide established houses remain the most affordable of all the mainland cities, with an average cost of $442,000 – more than half the average cost of houses in the most expensive capital ($910,000 in Sydney).

It also enjoys a lower cost of living than most Australian cities, making it a very affordable destination for multinational organisations with mobile workforces, and for international expatriates who are drawn to the Australian quality of life. (The Institute for Management Development (IMD) ranked Australia quality of life the best in the Asia Pacific, and number four in the world in 2013.)

In short, it offers residents and workers the best of both worlds: convenient, cosmopolitan urban development and familiar, family-friendly home-style comforts.