With the budget, I think it would be difficult to find geared bike. I came across to Single speed bikes, not much of maintenance and not that expensive too.
I usually won't be riding at steep hills, just for general use: fitness/recreation, along footpaths, bike paths (with some hills but not very sharp/steep), park ride with nephews, max 2 or 3 times a week.
Came across to these 2 options:
They both are AU businesses and could be turned into a single speed or fixed gear. Both are lightweight, come with lifetime frame warranty, 2 years parts warranty, free assembly and servicing. Anyone had any experience with them?
Appreciate the input fellas.