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Old 04-17-2013, 04:24 AM
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I'm about to move to Melbourne in July myself and i already in my mind work out how to save on weekly groceries etc so i can save more money.
This could be a good thread to share with the forum where to shop for groceries with better prices in say Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth etc. I know in Australia there isnt anything like coupons like in the US, but i was hoping that anyone here would know and share tips and tricks to better shop in Australia.
The Aldi tip is great will definitely check that one out, I think ppl are more focused on the big brand like Woolworths and Coles, so its good to know that there are options.
Does any one know if theres a shop where we can buy bulk for less price in Melbourne?
Hopefully we can help each other out and not give up just yet. Hang in there.

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Old 04-17-2013, 05:24 AM
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I don't think we have an aldi in perth, I will have to check. The gas and electricity here is far cheaper im not saying it wasn't, but I don't how anyone coming from UK can say its cheaper here because it isn't, you have the one pound shops that sell everything from meats to gardening, you have Primemark which is a clothing shop also known as pennies in Ireland, its so cheap for good clothes. Even the most expensive clothe shops are much cheaper lol. I have always ( no im not blowing my head up here) bought from next or Italian shops and I still find the clothing here expensive for good clothes.
I bought a pair of Nike trainers from Malta they cost me 70 euros, which is 100 dollars here today I saw them in a sports shop nothing special they were marked up at 280 dollars !!!! I wear converse trainers/shoes the most I pay is about 100 euros here there marked up at well over 400 dollars. Anyhow that's my little continuation of my rant lol. im going to check out if there is an Aldi here in Perth, please please let it be lol.

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Old 04-17-2013, 05:32 AM
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I don't think we have an aldi in perth, I will have to check. The gas and electricity here is far cheaper im not saying it wasn't, but I don't how anyone coming from UK can say its cheaper here because it isn't, you have the one pound shops that sell everything from meats to gardening, you have Primemark which is a clothing shop also known as pennies in Ireland, its so cheap for good clothes. Even the most expensive clothe shops are much cheaper lol. I have always ( no im not blowing my head up here) bought from next or Italian shops and I still find the clothing here expensive for good clothes.
I bought a pair of Nike trainers from Malta they cost me 70 euros, which is 100 dollars here today I saw them in a sports shop nothing special they were marked up at 280 dollars !!!! I wear converse trainers/shoes the most I pay is about 100 euros here there marked up at well over 400 dollars. Anyhow that's my little continuation of my rant lol. im going to check out if there is an Aldi here in Perth, please please let it be lol.

You have the pound shops in the UK yes, but they don't necessarily sell good quality goods. I never used to go to these shops. As far as clothing go you can go to target or Big W.
Again it all goes down to where Australia is located too. Don't forget we're in the middle of the ocean. That being said, I always buy clothing online and have always done so ever since I discovered online shopping.
Converse shoes are $80 here not $400. I'm not sure which shops you're going to but I have never seen the prices you're mentioning anywhere.
I think your frustration with this country is fairly clear, but I don't think we're seeing the price difference you seem to have noticed anywhere else.

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Old 04-17-2013, 10:30 AM
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Hi louiseb.

I'm so sorry to see that you're struggling with your new life in Australia! As I can tell you've only been for nearly 2 months though, so hopefully time will help!

There's no Aldi in Perth yet, unfortunately. But they are expanding and they announced that they will expand to Perth earlier this year... but I guess it will still take a while to get all of that running... :/ But I've heard of something called Spud Shed in Perth? Have you been to that? A quick Google search brought me this link Spudshed Fresh Food Market and I know it's supposed to be cheaper than Coles and Woolies etc. Also, you help local growers Might be worth checking out

Regarding the price of things - I was also shocked at the price of SHOES when I got to Australia (although I've never seen converse shoes at that price). It took me a while, but eventually I managed to find a chain that sold not only really cheap, but also good quality, beautiful shoes. My point being - we are at the other side of the planet, after all, on an island. Things will necessarily be different and I think mostly it's just a matter of taking your time and exploring your new city - working out where the cheap stuff is, what's less expensive and what you'll just have to live with. A lot like we've all done in our home countries, really, only there we know so WELL how all of that works because we've spent our entire lives there (well, most of us, anyway).

I really hope things get better for you, and send you my best wishes!

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This has really made me question immigrating! Everyone I know who has gone over on a working holiday visa has had the time of their lives but I guess I never thought about the cost! :/


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Hi IrishNicole

There are many things to consider when looking to move overseas and it is not a bad thing to see both sides of the coin - the pros and the cons.

The reality is that we are all different, have different financial situations and different aims and ambitions. You will find some very helpful members on the forum who have moved to Australia/are looking to move to Australia who are only too willing to share their experiences with you.


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This has really made me question immigrating! Everyone I know who has gone over on a working holiday visa has had the time of their lives but I guess I never thought about the cost! :/
having moved from Ireland to Australia, i haven't found the cost of living that much higher than back in Dublin.

I honestly think it's a matter of finding ways around to ensure you're not paying top prices.
No matter where you plan on moving, the one thing you have to bear in mind is things will be different.

When I first moved to Ireland from France i thought the prices were ridiculously high yet I also very quickly realised I was making a lot more money than I was back in France.

You can't compare countries based on the price for groceries only. There is more to it than that. Not only is Australia in the middle of nowehere but the average wages are a lot higher than in most EU countries.

Do I spend more on groceries etc... than I would in Europe? Probably but I still have more disposable income than I ever did in the past.

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Old 04-18-2013, 01:02 AM
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This whole idea of shipping costs being the reason for high prices is ridiculous. 90% of everything made in the world is made in Asia, and Australia is closer to Asia than Europe or America. Things cost more here because people are willing to pay high prices and high fees and taxes to support their businesses and government.


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This whole idea of shipping costs being the reason for high prices is ridiculous. 90% of everything made in the world is made in Asia, and Australia is closer to Asia than Europe or America. Things cost more here because people are willing to pay high prices and high fees and taxes to support their businesses and government.
Well the shipping costs are part of it. If you think about it, when I'm sending things over to Europe, or even to the West Coast in the US, it's costing me a lot of money.

I don't have a problem with the costs of things here. I don't believe this is an actual problem but it clearly is an issue for some people who have only just moved here. I never thought it was that bad even when I first landed here on a WHV.

I'm quite happy to support local shops because Australia hasn't been hit by the recession and I don't want it to. You just need to shop more wisely if you're on a budget which is fairly easy to do once you have settled down and have had the chance to shop around and find what's best for your means.

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What you pay to ship a package home has nothing to do with shipping 50 containers of lemons or auto parts. And it costs me more to ship a small package from Melbourne to Sydney than it does to have twice as big a package shipped here from the US when ordered from the sites I shop at.


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