Cost Of Living Australia

money

A story broke out last week across most of the media about how the average Australian household now spends in excess of $100,000 a year. You can see the full article for yourself in the Herald Sun, and if you search for further information, you'll find many other sources running with the same story. The [...]

jobs

In September 2009 I wrote a post called Cost of Living in Australia: Salaries Compared. The conclusion was that salaries in Australia were about 31.7% higher than those in the UK. Today, three years on, I'm going to do my experiment again. This is a 'live' experiment, I have no idea how it will turn [...]

party

It's been a glorious weekend here in Brisbane, it really feels as though 'winter' is over now. I can't help putting winter inside quotation marks; getting a bit nippy at night isn't really what I would call winter at all. That said, this has been the 'coldest' 'winter' out of the five I've experienced so [...]

Milky

A couple of years ago I did a cost comparison post between England and Australia on the price of toys. At that time, from the selected toys I looked at, Australia ended up being 11% more expensive than in the UK. You can read that post by clicking the following link: The Cost of Living [...]

bread

A couple of weeks ago I did an update on the cost of living in Australia when I went grocery shopping again. I pretty much bought all of the same things I had purchased two years ago and was shocked to find that here in Australia, prices had barely changed during that time. So what's [...]

cake

Just over two years ago I did what I referred to as "a meaningless grocery price comparison chart" comparing Australian food prices with those in the UK. If you want to know why I thought it was meaningless, read my original post called, rather imaginatively, The Cost of Living in Australia: Groceries. As you can [...]

bananas

In Mondays post, about three years in Australia, I wondered whether my views would change now that I have got through the honeymoon period. As I write this, I'm fast approaching my fourth anniversary of life in Australia; will I start to see Oz in a different light? Well, there is no doubt I am [...]

Costs

I was going to tell you about pokies today, but something else has cropped up. In a change of plan, pokies will be next week, today it’s pollies, or politicians. You’ll see why in a minute. So what happened? As you all know, I have an entire category about the cost of living in Australia. [...]

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