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Australian Northern Territory


The Territory offers a dynamic and progressive environment yet has a relaxed and friendly pace. In The Territory, you will find more than 100 nationalities who happily share their cultures. Find out more about life in The Territory.

Cost of Living
The cost of living can vary significantly in the Northern Territory depending on whether you live in Darwin or a more regional location. While prices in Darwin are generally affordable compared to the rest of the major cities, prices in rural areas can be slightly higher due to transporting goods and services to the more remote areas.


Housing styles vary greatly in Australia’s Northern Territory (NT), from large houses and apartments to more compact living.
In the tropical north elevated houses with louvered windows and ceiling fans are expected.
Also typical are sizeable outdoor living areas, verandas, and swimming pools.
Many houses have tropical gardens with dense foliage.
In the south, there are more traditional Australian house designs. These are typically ground-level brick houses with wide shady verandas to keep the house cool.
House and unit prices differ across the NT. For more information about housing costs, go to the Real Estate Institute of the Northern Territory website.
The Northern Territory Government offers a range of incentives to support first home buyers. Further information is on the Northern Territory Government website.


After years of saving, planning, and looking forward to your retirement, it’s time to ask yourself: “Where should I retire to?”
When deciding where to live in retirement, it’s essential to consider what retirement lifestyle you’re seeking. Suppose you want to enjoy a rewarding, affordable, and active retirement in a tropical location (but without leaving Australia). In that case, Darwin in the Northern Territory might be the place for you!