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One of the greatest concerns for those planning to move out of the US and into Australia is the overall cost of the relocation. Believe it or not, one of the best ways to avoid overspending during this time is by hiring a professional international moving company for help. Since they already have every piece of equipment, tool, material, technology and any other items needed to fulfill an overseas move, there’s no reason not to hire them. Moving services will help prevent you from having to go out and purchase or rent all the items needed to conduct a move, ultimately saving you money.

The honest cost of an international move cannot be determined right away. Most movers will come to your home to perform an evaluation before giving you an exact cost for moving services. The total cost of what you must pay for their assistance is determined by several things. From the moving services you choose to purchase to the current costs of fuel and the weight of your belongings, there is a lot that is considered before a true price for moving services can be handed out. As you research the different overseas moving companies available to you, you’ll see that many of them offer online calculators and over the phone quotes to give you an idea of what your total moving service costs may be.

The Average Cost of Moving 9,000 Miles Away

Although you can’t truly decipher how much it will cost you to move to Australia right away. It’s been said that the average move will cost around $0.50-$0.70 per pound of your belongings. Of course the cost of transportation and other factors will affect the price you pay as well, but you can assume that for one person to move to the nation from the US it will cost around $15,000, give or take.

The things that are considered before an estimate is given to you include the following…

  • Current fuel costs
  • The weight of your things
  • Time and labor costs
  • The cost for materials and supplies
  • Immigration costs
  • Import taxes and fees
  • The distance between both locations
  • The time of year you decide to relocate

The weight of your belongings is usually calculated after all your stuff is loaded onto the truck. Before the truck arrives to your home, it is weighed. It is then weighed again once everything is loaded. To get the net weight which is the exact weight of your household possessions, the movers will subtract the weight of the truck from the weight of the truck after it is loaded.

Once the loading process of your stuff begins, there are things that might come up that could increase your total moving costs. This may include the fact that the movers needed extra helping hands, another truck, special equipment, or packaging supplies to properly pack anything that was packed poorly or not packed at all. Any changes made to your quote will be clarified by the movers. They should have the ability to explain what the upcharges are for before you go ahead and pay them.

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