Hey all, I'm a student about to go on a placement for 12 months. My new hirer is located in Mulgrave. I'll be earning around 46k without super. I'm very fortunate to have parents to support me, so I don't need to save every penny on rent. A lot of the available properties in that area are student housing and studios. The issue with these is that they seem a little bit too dingy and I have a little PTSD from studio living; I would like the bedroom to be separate and have a door. I have been looking at Docklands where I can get a fully furnished apartment for $300 with all the amenities; like a gym, pool, shops, a beautiful view, and etc. However, the drive to and from work will be soul crushing, but city living is at its cheapest and it's only for a year.
Which suburbs should I look at? I don't want to share nor do I want student housing.
Should I live in the city and be 'happy' with a sad drive? or should I just cop it and live nearer to work?