1.OK, let's get the obvious out of the way. It's. Fucking. Expensive.
2.And it's unlikely you can afford to actually buy a place.
3.So trying to find somewhere affordable to rent is a legit nightmare.
4.Because you're either spending 75% of your salary on an overpriced, but liveable apartment or townhouse...
5....or going the cheaper way to save a buck, but living in nightmare conditions.
6.And good God. The weeks you waste house-hunting. The loss of your precious Saturdays! The tiring fight of arriving to a place to see 25 other people there ready to inspect!
7.And unless you want to fork out $350+ a week to live in a tiny, dingy studio, living with other people is just going to be your norm.
8.Most of the time you're also sharing a place with about 27 flying cockroaches too, and lemme tell you, those fuckers do NOT pay rent.
9.A drop of rain will always mean you're going to be late for work. Always.
10.Because all of a sudden, the buses are late, the train system loses its shit, and people start driving like bloody lunatics.
11.And it adds so much stress to your life, because you're a millennial who constantly has to PROVE themselves in the workplace, otherwise some Gen X-er will just think you're being lazy.
12.You can't even go out and have a good time without getting the third degree from bouncers.
13.Also, let's be real, the nightlife is just kinda... shit.
14.If you're single, dating in the city is a nightmare.
15.And forget about romantic dates. Let's talk about just meeting people in general. Making friends in this huge city is hard!
16.Unless you already have mates that live here, or get along famously with your coworkers, the Sydney life can be quite lonely.
17.And then actually organising social events with your friends can be extremely difficult at times.
18.Especially if they live in a suburb that's not near a bus/train route.
19.Which is also just another issue in general – if you're not living anywhere accessible by decent public transport, life is that little bit harder to organise.
20.And then when friends/family from other cities say "Well, why don't you just move?", you have to explain that, you know, your work is in Sydney, and you've built a life there, and now you're just used to it??
21.Because at the end of the day, the biggest struggle is that, uh, you actually really love Sydney.