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Housing & Accommodation

Melbourne offers a variety of accommodation options for long and short term business visitors and their families.

Melbourne offers a wide range of places to stay from luxury and boutique hotels and serviced apartments to budget priced guesthouses and backpacker hostels. As an alternative, bed and breakfast establishments, motel chains, private caravan parks, and rooms in university residential colleges are also available.

Short term visitors to Melbourne who prefer 5 star may choose to stay in a range of world class hotels including the Accor, Hyatt and Hilton, as well as many smaller boutique hotels and serviced apartments.

For expatriates and business travellers looking to stay for a longer period of time, the CBD is becoming increasingly popular as a residential area, whilst the inner suburbs contain some of Melbourne's oldest housing, as well as some of Melbourne's newest developments. The bayside suburbs are renowned for their restaurants, bars and nightlife and the inner eastern suburbs are more exclusive and are very attractive areas for families. Further out of the city property becomes less expensive and, with larger blocks of land, are also very attractive options for families.

Melbourne, Australia ranked affordable 21st among 214 cities across five continents in Mercer's 2011 Worldwide Cost of Living survey, measuring the comparative cost of over 200 items in each location, including housing, transport, food, clothing, household goods and entertainment. For more information on housing and property in Melbourne and Victoria, take a look at the Invest Victoria's Melbourne Relocation Guide and go to the Live in Victoria website.

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