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Expatriation in Australia and Canada

Are you tempted by expatriation? Are you hesitating between Australia, the land of the kangaroos or Canada, the land of the maple leaf? This article can help you to see a little more clearly on the lifestyles, health system… of these two countries.

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A different climate between Australia and Canada

In Australia, the sun shines all year round. This is one of the main reasons that prompt thousands of people to settle there. However, the tropics are subject to the rainy season. It snows in winter in the Australian Alps and on the Melbourne side. It is therefore important to choose your city well according to the climate.
It’s no secret that it’s freezing cold in Canada’s great white north, hence the nickname. But if you are not discouraged by the freezing temperatures, you can enjoy snow-white landscapes. Also a beautiful summer season as on the beaches of Brunswick.

The cost of living in Australia and Canada

Australia is one of the most expensive countries in the world. We must therefore leave with sufficient savings. This is particularly the case with housing issues which are proving to be quite high in both Sydney and Melbourne.            The cost of living in Canada is not that expensive. It all depends on where you are going. In terms of transport, a monthly pass costs 90 euros in Montreal against 115 euros in Australia on average (price which varies depending on the city, in Melbourne, the price is 90 euros).

The labor market in both countries

Canada is part of this country where there is work and for everyone. The country is characterized by low unemployment and one of the highest employment rates among OECD countries (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ).
Australia’s unemployment rate is among the lowest in the world. Its job market is dynamic and working conditions are particularly relaxed. Each state is not on the same footing and there are disparities between regions. The highest unemployment rates are recorded in rural areas like Tasmania. The capital Canberra has the lowest rate in the country (strong presence of civil servants and expatriate workers).
Professional opportunities are therefore excellent on both sides.

Which country has the highest healthcare cost?

The Australian and Canadian health systems are considered to be among the best in the world. The quality of care offered is renowned and public and private hospitals are well equipped with innovative technologies. However, although famous, they remain expensive. For exemple :

The cost of health care in Australia

In Australia, the consultations must be settled immediately.

  • An emergency room admission costs between 230 and 900 AUD (160 to 630 euros)
  • Hospital night cost (room only): $ 1,200
  • Cost of the operation for appendicitis: $ 4000
  • Childbirth rate: $ 5,000 for 3 nights
  • Rate of care for premature children: $ 10,990 / week

The cost of health care in Canada

  • Emergency service: $ 900
  • Equipment in glasses: $ 500
  • A 2nd degree burn: can go up to $ 900
  • In Quebec, the fees for a consultation are generally over $ 100
  • Still in Quebec, a traveler who would spend two weeks in intensive care after an accident would have to pay $ 160,000

What Australia and Canada have in common

In both countries, we speak English. Unless you decide to go to Quebec where you will be able to communicate in French. Learning the language while traveling, whether in Canada or Australia, will improve your language skills.

Take out international health insurance

The purpose of international health insurance is to replace, in the country of expatriation, the reimbursement organization that you benefit from in your country of origin. It is therefore essential. As we have seen, the quality of care, whether public or private, is high in Australia and Canada. Also, depending on your status abroad, you may not have local insurance. The local public system is not accessible to everyone. For example, if you are a French expatriate in Australia, you will not be entitled to local social security (Medicare) for your first two years in the territory. You will therefore need to take out your own expatriate health insurance.

Mondassur, broker in international health insurance for more than 15 years, offers you the international health insurance most suited to your profile according to your country of expatriation, your age, your health budget and the degree of coverage you wish to benefit from. . Contact our advisors now who will answer all your questions or request your quote for free online health insurance abroad 

Australia and Canada have no more secrets from you! In these countries, the cost of medical care is very high.
Unfortunately, an accident or illness does not just happen to others. So, if you encounter this type of situation, it is essential to have an insurer to support you financially if you need medical care in these countries.

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