What should I be looking for in a work relocation package to Australia?
December 18, 2013 8:26 AM Subscribe
Asking on behalf of a friend: May be transferred from the US to Australia shortly. What should I be looking for in a relocation package? Special snowflake details inside that may affect your answer!
I have been transferred around the US a lot and thus know how to assess a relocation package when it's from point A to point B in the US - and, most importantly, I know when it's not enough and I need to hold out for more. I've never been transferred overseas and the only thing I know right now is that a relo package like the ones I get in the States would probably be insufficient. What should I be looking for?
posted by under_petticoat_rule to Work & Money (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
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I'll be there for one year, not indefinitely, which I know will affect what I'm looking for in the package.
I have a partner who would come with me, but we do not have children nor do we intend to.
We would take this as an opportunity to divest ourselves of a significant amount of our stuff, and store the rest; we'll bring our clothes, our laptops and our e-readers (unless there's some real reason we should bring more). But still, knowing what a normal weight allowance is would be nice.
Moving to Sydney and am already well aware that it is the New York City of Australia in terms of expense. Currently living in one of the top 10 most expensive cities in the US (and one of the most expensive areas of that city), so the price jump is not nearly as big as it might otherwise be.