Cost Of Electricity

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I am often asked, mostly on my page called Calculating Your Comfortable Family Income in Australia, whether people would be able to live comfortably on the wage they have been offered. The questions usually take the form of… “Hi, I have an opportunity to work in insert name of place here, I’ve been offered a [...]

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I suppose it’s easy to imagine that almost every house in Australia has a swimming pool in the back garden. But that’s not true. I did a little research over at the Australian Bureau of Statistics, who happen to have the exact figures as at 2007. The reality is that just 11.7% of Australian homes [...]


Cost Of Living in Australia: Electricity Revisited Every year here in Australia electricity prices rise in every state (except Victoria, I’ll come to that later) by a percentage which is agreed by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART). Here in Queensland, the agreed percentage increase for the year 2010/11 was 13.29%; it struck me [...]