South Australia has the lowest living costs and the most affordable housing of any mainland Australian state. Average Weekly Earnings for adults in May 2013 stood at approximately $1285 while the median price of housing in Adelaide is around $395,000, well below the median price of housing in other mainland states and the average of $490,000 for all capital cities. Rental accommodation is also significantly less expensive.
South Australia also offers a culturally diverse and comfortable lifestyle in a safe and healthy environment. Access to excellent health care facilities and to renowned education and research institutions complete what is best described as an excellent place to live and work.