Cost Of Living Australia

Costs

What cost of living crisis? 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 [...]

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If I walk out of my front door and turn left, then left again and keep going for about 500 km, I get to a town called Roma, which is in the western Darling Downs. The town of Roma has a population of just under 7,000 people, and it is to those people that I [...]

USA

I would imagine most of us from both Australia and the UK have, on occasions, glanced enviously over to the USA because, well, everything is so cheap there, isn’t it? Houses are cheaper, petrol is cheaper, electricity is cheaper and so are electrical goods and many other regular household items. Here in Australia, unlike the [...]

The first time I compared the cost of houses between England and Australia was in February 2009 when I wrote…. Australia vs England at House Prices On that occasion there were lots of news headlines going around suggesting Australia’s houses were among the most expensive in the world. I didn’t think so, having moved from [...]

Clown

I did mention on Monday about the school holidays being here and the weather being awful. It is a big shame because lots of outdoor events have been organised yet the weather is only fit for going to the cinema. And that’s just what Mrs BobinOz did with my daughter Elizabeth on Monday. They went [...]

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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 [...]

I have always stated on this blog that Australia’s houses are cheaper than those in the UK. But as property values fall back in Britain and the pound versus the Australian dollar tumbles, I am forced to relook look at the figures. If you want to check out my original post, you can read it [...]

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….and some other cities too. In my category “Cost of Living – Australia” I have looked at the costs of a wide range of essential items ranging from electrical goods to groceries, from houses to ambulance fees and from toys to booze. At the start of the exercise I suggested that there wouldn’t be too [...]