Despite its delightful feeling of a small town, Perth can still boast many of the finer aspects of a modern city with its own hardy selection of clubs, restaurants, bars, beaches, big buildings, and city living. The city boasts an affordable standard of living while providing the benefits of a financial mecca. Throughout the 1980s Perth actually had the reputation as being home to a number of millionaires who were drawn there by the region's mineral wealth.
Perth's weather also continues to draw people to it with an average of about 8 hours of sunlight per day. That is more sunlight than either San Diego or Hawaii can claim. Perth's location bordering the Indian ocean and Swan River provides a number of opportunities for water sports to cool off from the heat that frequently accompanies this sunshine. Another benefit of Perth's location is the lack of humidity that makes the heat pleasant rather than oppressive.