Perth is such an underrated city and it cops a fair bit from other states. Even though we have had a mining boom recently, it has slowed down in the employment opportunity side. Even with less work opportunities, Perth still offers a large range of opportunities for start ups and entrepreneurs.
Perth has had some steady growth over the past few years due to the boom, and now Melbourne seems to be the place to be, but I like Perth for other reasons. The weather would have to be the main one.
If you compare Perth weather with Melbourne weather you will see a vast difference. Perth is a little more stable and has a spring type of feel to the air. We get an afternoon sea breeze which makes the heat bearable and our beaches are also some of the best.