Traveling to Australia is fashionable. So much so, that for young people to spend a long time there trying their luck has become an almost "obligatory" practice.
It happens that the country of Oceania represents, for many, a multicultural experience more than interesting.
Among other things, it offers a high quality of life, job opportunities and study and work programs, as well as its impressive landscapes ranging from an infinite desert to paradisiacal beaches.
In her TikTok account, the young woman showed her bank account to demystify what circulates through the networks. Photo: @alba.rgzz
However, sometimes myth – or expectation – surpasses reality. There are many who land in Australia thinking that they will work little, that they will be able to spend the day sunbathing on the beach and that the money they earn will allow them to save much more than they would save in their countries.
But this is not so. And the person in charge of explaining it was the TikTok user @alba.rgzz, a Spanish who has gone through the experience. And it reveals what the truth is.
Living in Australia: the truth, in the first person
In her account, the young woman received several times the same question: "How much money have you saved in Australia for eight months?"
Therefore, he decided to take users out of doubts and, in a clear way, showed the current status of his bank account after having gone through the whole experience.
"I'm not going to make statements, I'll leave you here my amount, my current bank account and you already draw mathematical conclusions," said the TikTok user.
He did it just before showing on screen the amount of money in his account: 170.10 Australian dollars (about 110 dollars or 104 euros).
@alba.rgzz Dollar mounted #australia #fyp #humor #parati #money 💸 ♬ original sound - alba.rgzz
The numbers and images have not taken long to go viral on the Chinese social network. The post had more than 135 thousand visits and all kinds of comments from users: from those who share their personal experience, to those who applaud their sincerity.
"How do you do it? I've been in Australia for 8 months, and traveling and everything I managed to save 20,000 dollars"; or "I've been in Australia for 3 days and I've already saved $200,000", were some of the most popular comments.
And others added: "It's all laughter until it's time to renew a visa"; "170 dollars with 10 cents are a lot keep going so reign your can"; "What no one says after paying taxes and expenses"; "HAHAHAHAHA But what I eat and dance does not take it away from you"; or"I felt identified" or "If I am".
"It's a lie what influencers say": the opinion of an Argentina
Also in this line, an Argentine who lives in Australia made a couple of videos on TikTok in which they lower a change to the influencers who say that living in that country is completely beneficial.
At the beginning of the first clip, @argentaporelmundo highlights the advantagesof being a resident there: he says that it is a safe country, that its economy is stable, that you can save. So far so good, but then continue with the cons.
Working a few hours and enjoying the beach the rest of the day is more a myth than a reality. Photo: Shutterstock
"It's a lie what the influencers who live in Sydney and work 4 or 5 hours a day and are millionaires say," says the young woman who is a native of Lanús, province of Buenos Aires.
For her, Australia is going "to work". He claims that Australians "work a lot" and that for them it is "super normal" to do 12-hour workdays.
The tiktoker says that working "4 or 5 hours" in a big city nullifies the possibility of saving because it is very difficult to maintain the high cost of living in the country.
"In the countryside you are more likely to be able to save a little more because you have nowhere to spend the money. There with 12 hours you're going to be fine," he says.
In another video, @argentaporelmundo says that the country is currently suffering from a major housing crisis. It is very difficult to get a long-term contract and the rent is "usually" given to the person who puts more money.
With information from Carlota Bisbe, La Vanguardia.