Canberra, the capital city of Australia situated south-west of Sydney and north-east of Melbourne with more than 345 000 thousands and the eighth largest city by size is a great place to live and work especially if you love outdoor stuffs. There are lots of parks and monuments to visit if that’s your thing and a number of outdoor stuffs to do.
Canberra has a dry continental climate with warm to hot summers and cool to cold winter with very rare occurrence of snow; only once or twice a year, and with rainfall that is evenly distributed throughout the year. The wettest month in Canberra is October and the driest is June. The hottest month is January with an average temperature of 27.7°C.
Canberra is generally a sunny place with an average daily sunshine of 7.6 hours per day with 9 hours per day if it’s summer and around 5 hours per day if it’s winter.
Canberra is less humid compared to other cities and is not very windy.
The parliament of Australia meets at Canberra. In fact, the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly which is the legislature of the Australian Capital Territory sits in the Legislative Assembly Building situated near the center of the city.
The people of Canberra enjoy high employment rates because of many opportunities in both public and private sector. In fact, the gross weekly wage in Canberra which is $1,392 is so much higher compared to the national average which is $1,233.30.
Canberra’s main industry is government administration and defense which employed 40% of its workforce. Aside from that, there are a number of independent software vendors in the city due to the presence of government customers.
Compared with other cities in Australia, residents of Canberra have higher housing rents basically because of higher average weekly income and restricted supply of land.