Cost of Living – Australia

supermarket

Four weeks ago I compared prices for fresh fruit and veg. I followed that up with a look at fresh meat prices. Then, to complete my trilogy, a couple of weeks ago I compared the prices of Australian and UK fresh fish. Obviously a trilogy cannot have a part four, because then it would need [...]

fish

Two weeks ago we looked at Fresh Fruit and Veg: Australian and UK Prices Compared and last week it was Fresh Meat: Australian and UK Prices Compared. Today we complete our trilogy by looking at the price of fresh fish. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9SSOWORzw4 Not so much whole fish, we are mostly going to be looking at fillets [...]

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Last week I did a post called Fresh Fruit and Veg: Australian and UK Prices Compared. Mary, in the comments, wondered how a similar cost comparison would work out on meat and fish. With that, in the blink of an eye, a trilogy was born. This then is part two. Those of you who are [...]

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It's been quite some time since I've been virtual supermarket shopping, the last time I did it was probably my post The Cost of Living in Australia Update: Groceries. At that time I loaded up my trolley with a supermarket selection that included (but wasn't limited to) breakfast cereal, coffee, bread, rice and some double [...]

singapore

Last week the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released their latest worldwide cost of living index and announced, once again, which city in the world is the most expensive to live in. And again, for the third year running, that city was Singapore... In previous years the release of this report has caused a bit of [...]

gifts

My word, it's about time I did some Christmas shopping. Wouldn't want to leave it to the last minute. Every year I do this kind of Christmas shopping, what I love most about this particular shopping exercise is that it doesn't cost me a single penny or cent, this shopping is completely free. It's hypothetical [...]

icecream

If you read Monday’s post called The Grand Canyon and Uluru Compared, you will know that I spent the first couple of weeks of this month in the US on holiday. It wasn't cheap for us; the Aussie dollar against the US dollar is at a bit of a low. We were only getting about [...]

houses

I'm sure you will all be very pleased to hear that speculation about house prices here in Australia, just as it is in England, is a very popular pastime indeed. There is much ongoing chatter and I did list some of the scary headlines I found in Google in my recent article UK and Australia: [...]

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