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Any ideas in Perth WA?


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I don't live in Australia yet but have spent a reasonable amount of time in Melbourne over the last year or so. Food compared to the UK is considerably expensive. In the UK we are so lucky to be able to import from Europe and with the introduction of Lidl and Aldi there are affordable options. Who knows if that will change post Brexit.

The most important thing I feel is to be open to changing your eating habits, and in particular eating in season. I stayed in apartments so did my own food shopping, and there were some amazing deals to be have on Australian grown produce in Coles/Woolworths. But if you are looking to buy an iceberg lettuce in winter it can easily cost $5. In the warmer months it's less than half of that price. The food options are crazy, and if you compare a UK supermarket meat section to an Aus, the different options available is so good. Compared to the standard chicken, beef, pork, lamb cuts.

Also, the markets are great too. I shall look forward to buying my produce from local businesses.


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When i was there last 3 weeks i found food was pretty expensive and not always that good quality.


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When i was there last 3 weeks i found food was pretty expensive and not always that good quality.
What shops did you use. There are always some expensive ones.

But whether something is expensive can also be determined by your income, and expectations based on home country prices.

I spend 28% of my net income on groceries, and eat reasonably well.
But someone earning 4 times me, would only spend 7% of net income eating the same way.


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What shops did you use. There are always some expensive ones.

But whether something is expensive can also be determined by your income, and expectations based on home country prices.

I spend 28% of my net income on groceries, and eat reasonably well.
But someone earning 4 times me, would only spend 7% of net income eating the same way.
I dont know. I ate mostly in restaurants and hotels but was in a woolworth in Leura. Thats at Blue Mountains. It was quite expensive and shopping in general was strange there. There is a small options of healthy food and much stuff with fat and sugar.

Food in restaurants was usually overprized. 28 doller for a pizza or burger? Thats really much.

Also service is bad. You have to reserve a table in advance in most restaurants. And often you get a number or buzzer and take your food, once its ready. In cyprus you go eat when you want and get served at table.


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I dont know. I ate mostly in restaurants and hotels but was in a woolworth in Leura. Thats at Blue Mountains. It was quite expensive and shopping in general was strange there. There is a small options of healthy food and much stuff with fat and sugar.

Food in restaurants was usually overprized. 28 doller for a pizza or burger? Thats really much.

Also service is bad. You have to reserve a table in advance in most restaurants. And often you get a number or buzzer and take your food, once its ready. In cyprus you go eat when you want and get served at table.
That explains it. I've been there too. It's a tourist area. Very nice, but nothing cheap. I spent a fortune in the lolly shop there.


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Sometimes you get veggies and fruit cheaper from IGA or local shop as compared to coles and woolworths.


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