What Are Australia’s Five Richest Cities You Are Likely to Visit in Your Career?
You will visit Australia at some point in your career, but when you do, where are you heading to? Bravofly investigates Australia’s five richest cities!
Money Fosters Opportunity, Business Travel
To the seasoned business traveller, it’ll be no surprise that affluence fosters opportunity. The more wealth a region holds, the more money businesses in the region have to invest. The more capital a company has to invest, the more likely they are to enter a partnership with your own. Hence, the more likely you are to travel there.
This is certainly the case with Australia right now. As of 2014, it is the world’s 12th largest economy. Between 2012 and 2013 it registered a GDP of $1,524, 969 million. Its economy grew at a rate of 2.6%. The new land of opportunities, your company will undoubtedly fly you off to Australia at some point.
The Five Richest Cities in Australia
But when they do, where are you going to? To the country’s richest cities of course. Based on economic prosperity, here are the five cities your company is more likely to send you to in Australia…
- Sydney: Is it any surprise that Sydney topped this list; it’s Australia’s most famous city. With a GDP of $337,450 million (2013-2013) and a growth rate of 2.1% it’s also its richest. Don’t worry, you’ll have plenty to do when you visit though; the Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach, it’s all waiting!
- Melbourne (pictured): If any city had to come in second place, it had to be Melbourne. With a GDP of $133,904 million and a growth rate of 1.2% (2012-2013), it’s one of the most affluent cities down under. Whilst you’re there, take the time to check out famous attractions such as Eureka Tower, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Shrine of Remembrance.
- Brisbane: Following in third is popular holiday destination Queensland’s most populous city, Brisbane. With a GDP of $136,238 million (2012-2013) and a higher growth rate than Melbourne, 1.7%, there are plenty of reasons your firm will put you on a flight to Brisbane. When you get some downtime, make sure you visit some of Brisbane’s most famous attractions, such as Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Mount Coot-ha and the idyllic South Bank parklands.
- Perth: Perhaps the least well known of Australia’s metropolitan hubs, nevertheless it’s one of its most impressive. Not only is it the fourth most populous city down under, but the fourth richest with a GDP $134,327 (2012 -2013) and the largest annual growth rate in Australia; 3.2%. When you’re there and your company sends you to growing business hub Perth, check out hidden gems including Kings Park, Penguin Island and Swan Valley.
- Adelaide: The fifth largest city in Australia and the capital of South Australia, Adelaide has a GDP of $69,548 million (2012 – 2013) and a modest growth rate of 1.0%. If you’re lucky enough to get sent to thriving Adelaide, check out star attractions including Mount Lofty, Adelaide Zoo and the South Australian museum.