Cost Of Living Australia

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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 [...]

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 [...]