Average Salaries


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 [...]


Current Rates Aussie yakka: One hour of hard yakka buys $32.80 of stuff. The UK yakka: One hour of hard yakka buys £15.06 of stuff. For updated rates as at December 2012, see my post Hard Yakka and the Cost of Living in Australia Allow me to explain…. Here in Australia it’s called hard yakka [...]


In a previous post about the cost of living in Australia, one of my readers, Shawn, suggested that the true cost of living could only be calculated after comparing average wages between the two countries. This was a very valid point and one I am going to address today. Once again, apologies to any of [...]