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Old 04-18-2013, 02:22 AM
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People need to realize that every country is different and you need to adjust your shopping habits.

For example convenience store prices in Australia are double those of Coles, Coles in turn is about 1.5-2X price of Aldi. Finally Aldi is more expensive than Cosco and farmers markets. Adjust to the shopping habits of the country.

Bottom line, if you want cheaper prices, shop like locals do.

If you stick to the habits of your home country you are bound to pay premium for that.

This is not an immigration advice

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People need to realize that every country is different and you need to adjust your shopping habits.

For example convenience store prices in Australia are double those of Coles, Coles in turn is about 1.5-2X price of Aldi. Finally Aldi is more expensive than Cosco and farmers markets. Adjust to the shopping habits of the country.

Bottom line, if you want cheaper prices, shop like locals do.

If you stick to the habits of your home country you are bound to pay premium for that.

This is not an immigration advice

I couldn't agree more. Having lived abroad for the past 10 years I have never understood why people always compare everything to their home country.


You'd think people would adapt and understand what they had back in their home country will not always be available, there will price differences, and all sorts of things they don't necessarily approve of but have to live with.

The whole point of going to a new country is to embrace its culture and the whole process of finding what works best as far as your needs go should be enjoyable. I know we're talking about money matters here, but we all have Aussie partners and most of us knew before applying for the visa to live in this beautiful country that things would be different.

I personally have no regrets whatsoever. The Australian lifestyle is fantastic, there is nothing I can complaint about other than not being able to be in another country within a matter of hours. But that's the life I chose.

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how long you in Australia every one have the same I was cry 3years have no money to back no were to stay in my country no job my diploma was rejected but now I never will be live Australia
Not sure exactly what you're saying here. Are you back in your home country?


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Does any one know if theres a shop where we can buy bulk for less price in Melbourne?
Yes, there is a Costco at docklands, and one opening soon in Ringwood. We buy at Aldi, the local fruit market, our local butcher, op shops, trash & treasure markets, eBay, etc. But no matter where you shop or how frugal you are, this is a fairly expensive country to live in, with less variety and different tastes than where I am from. Your mileage may vary, depending where you've come from or lived previously. Doesn't make it a bad place, just different and expensive.


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I couldn't agree more. Having lived abroad for the past 10 years I have never understood why people always compare everything to their home country.
Our first initial visit to another country leaves one comparing the different ways of life and the cultures, its a natural thing that most people engage in when travelling abroad.


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You'd think people would adapt and understand what they had back in their home country will not always be available, there will price differences, and all sorts of things they don't necessarily approve of but have to live with.
Most people do adapt but unfortunately for people like me it takes time lol, and after only a few weeks I am quickly learning that things are not available to me but as you correctly said I have to live with that.

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The whole point of going to a new country is to embrace its culture and the whole process of finding what works best as far as your needs go should be enjoyable. I know we're talking about money matters here, but we all have Aussie partners and most of us knew before applying for the visa to live in this beautiful country that things would be different.
Couldn't agree more it should be enjoyable learning the new cultures and learning to adapt to our new way of living but as I said it takes time for some people to adapt and in the beginning of this new adventure we have emotions and doubts, I have being here 6 weeks not 10 years, True I came over with my Australian partner after being out of the country for 2 years but things had changed and the things my partner had become accustomed to after 43 years had also changed in such a short time.

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I personally have no regrets whatsoever. The Australian lifestyle is fantastic, there is nothing I can complaint about other than not being able to be in another country within a matter of hours. But that's the life I chose.
Im pleased that you have settled well into Australia and hopefully I will follow in your foot steps after 10 years, I know what you mean about the travelling lol the beauty of France and the UK is were neighbours and its only a couple of hours before we enter another country.

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People need to realize that every country is different and you need to adjust your shopping habits.
I did I know shop at the local market for fruit and veg spud shed I think they call it lol its way cheaper,

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For example convenience store prices in Australia are double those of Coles, Coles in turn is about 1.5-2X price of Aldi. Finally Aldi is more expensive than Cosco and farmers markets. Adjust to the shopping habits of the country.
I don't know where and if there is an Aldi in Perth and this Cosco ive never heard of it, does anyone know if we have one in Perth?

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Bottom line, if you want cheaper prices, shop like locals do.
I am lol everyone I asked said coles or woolworths lol, now ive learnt to shop around for the specials, Im learning slowly but im getting there.

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Glad you are starting to see the brighter side of it. Moving countries can be very tuff, and first year is absolutely the hardest. It takes time to adjust habits, find all the local "hotspots", recalibrate and understand.

Don't let that affect your mood or your drive, you have so much to discover and so much to learn. That's the exciting part of moving . All the very best !!!

It's even worse as you are in Perth, a mining town basically. It is so much less developed and quite more expensive than the east.

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Glad you are starting to see the brighter side of it. Moving countries can be very tuff, and first year is absolutely the hardest. It takes time to adjust habits, find all the local "hotspots", recalibrate and understand.

Don't let that affect your mood or your drive, you have so much to discover and so much to learn. That's the exciting part of moving . All the very best !!!

It's even worse as you are in Perth, a mining town basically. It is so much less developed and quite more expensive than the east.

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I found that living in Perth is more expensive because of the mining and the pay, dont know why because the rest of the people here are not on fantastic wages.
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Yeah. As I mentioned in the Current Issues thread.

Australia isn't a country it is a colony of Britain. The implications are the people here don't have much say at all, about anything. The Majority of large companies here are British owned infact the Monarch invest in many of them. These companies don't come here to hand over the spoils to Australia, it gets siphoned out of the country. So without much say, and the bulk of business is UK based they come and exploit the country with a sense that Australians are a subclass. You will realise this once or if you switch Citizenship. The ease at which immigrants are given jobs won't apply to your children if they are born in Australia.

The cruelest trick they play on the average Brit is to entice them with a "better life". The bulk of immigration is some form of skilled labour. Which means you most likely get to work for a British company. If you don't then it is harder because Australian businesses are by majority not backed by powerful investors and their wages are lower and pay more tax. So in a nutshell, if you have a UK citizenship, UK qualification and have a job lined up upon arrival, you will enjoy Australia. If you come over expecting to find a job, you will probably risk working for a local business which pay less. If you have a trade or some sub degree qualification the same will happen.

I know it is hard to soak in at first, but you get to realise it by the time you are a pensioner, of no use to the companies that come here to exploit the resources and you end up with an Australian pension. Meanwhile your kid's qualifications won't mean as much as your's did and if their citizenship is Australian they won't be getting very far other than some underpaid jobs.

An eye opener to this phenomena was published in lesser detail by the AUSTRALIAN newspaper.

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The majority of immigrants being the British. Although the media likes to blame black and Chinese people. The reality, is it's the Monarchial backed companies that promote this modern method of Colonisation.

Although dated:
Immigration increases Australian population - 21,000,000

The current figures show that Australia is not growing due to a birth rate. Teh number of Births contributes only a small fraction of the total Growth of the nation. The majority of Growth is from immigration. That is it's self a worry for people coming here with long term plans and for those born here.

The best way to use Australia is come over as a UK citizen and a guaranteed job in a large British owned company, work for several years and then leave. If you make the mistake of thinking you can settle here you will be trapped with the first turn of financial misfortune. Many people came here to make money and leave, but many stayed and the price was paid by their children. A house costs over $500000 in WA and around $400000 on the East coast, prices are overly priced, you will not see any large families like a generation ago with four or seven children. People can't afford them. So there is certainly a big spiral downward. There is added to that the pressure of the biggest wave of migration since WII.


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Above post has a lot of flawed logic. Firstly Australia is an independent nation within the commonwealth. I'm not sure how you deduced this means Australia is a colony? Moreover the monarch has almost no powers here and as far as I remember most laws were introduced by the parliament.

Secondly, British companies make a tiny fraction of Australian businesses. There is more of reverse investment where Australian companies are investing in the UK (NAB and Rio Tinto for example). There is a larger presence of US companies here but that doesn't mean that Australia is a US colony.

Finally, there were some imbalances in pay but that mostly due to foreigners not being eligible for Medicare and other benefits. Keeping in mind you pay more tax if you are not Australian.

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