Cost of Living – Australia

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Time for another reprinting of an article I wrote for Australia and New Zealand magazine, this appeared in their October 2017 issue. This is a reprint with a difference though, because it comes with ‘Extras’, if you’ll excuse the pun. My magazine articles are restricted to 550 words or thereabouts, here there are no restrictions. [...]

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We didn’t have a post on Monday because it was a public holiday here in Australia. And there were no posts last Wednesday or Friday because I was on holiday in Japan. Tokyo to be precise. It’s a little different to Australia… We did get out of Tokyo for one day as well, taking a [...]

rent

It crossed my mind the other day that I have written quite a few articles about the cost of buying a house in Australia, but I’ve never written one about the cost of renting. I say ‘crossed my mind’, that’s not really what happened, more thrust into it by the headlines I’ve been reading over [...]

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Every year, it seems, we praise Melbourne for being voted the world’s most liveable city. Last time it was the sixth year on the trot that Melbourne had been voted top. Today though, it’s time for some of the other Australian cities to get a small piece of revenge on the Victorian capital, thanks to [...]

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Usually I start an article like this by saying ‘It’s time for another reprint of one of my Australia and New Zealand magazine articles’. Except, this time, it isn’t really time, because we only had one last week when I published the Cost of Private School Education: Australia and the UK Compared. The thing is [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]