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Old 05-10-2013, 10:28 PM
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My take on the matter - yes, Australia is way more expensive than The Netherlands.

And I thought the Netherlands was expensive.

I was paying 400 rent a month for a small studio apartment in the city. Here you pay that pretty much per week if you want to be in the city. The groceries I have found really depend on the week (specials) and purchases (mouth wash, shampoos, coffee, and more, are horribly expensive - but meat and cheese are the same if not cheaper).

It will never scare me out, though. Everyone has their own background where they came from. Me I'm pretty much from "this" (not having much to spend) to begin with. I supported myself on minimum wage in The Netherlands - then myself AND my partner on that same wage. We bought the same groceries every week which were tightly budgeted and planned. A "splurge" for us was spending 10 on rending DVDs for the weekend. Our days out were walks by the canals. That's just how it was. We didn't expect to upgrade in Australia. However if you come from more and go to less, I can see how it's frustrating.

Yes, with most things at Coles or Woolworths I still stand there and go: HOW IS SHAMPOO 15 FRICKIN' DOLLARS FOR A TINY BOTTLE!!!!!!!!!!!!

But what are you gonna do.

I can live with it. I always have been unable to buy everything I want and on my list of plans for the future, changing that is pretty much low priority. I just want our own life together and we will be able to do that here. Maybe not as comfortably as in all our fantasies, but close enough to what I'm used to not to even notice it's expensive.

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Yes, with most things at Coles or Woolworths I still stand there and go: HOW IS SHAMPOO 15 FRICKIN' DOLLARS FOR A TINY BOTTLE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wow, what sort of shampoo do you buy?

I buy a large head and shoulders anti dandruff and pay for it as little as $8 or $9.


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Old 05-11-2013, 01:49 AM
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Wow, what sort of shampoo do you buy?

I buy a large head and shoulders anti dandruff and pay for it as little as $8 or $9.
Yeah now I get Chicken Feed $2 homebrand shampoo but if I would have bought the one that was 3,50 at home, it would have been $15. It's not that I buy that one, it's moreso that I wonder how any shampoo gets to that price. The most expensive bottle I've ever seen at home was 6. So just as per comparison in price range, not necessarily in what I have to spend.

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Old 05-18-2013, 10:44 PM
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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.
Actually, it's not in most cases. India is considerably closer to the UK than Australia (east coast) and China is about 5000 miles from both. It just looks closer.


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Costs have skyrocketed. When we arrived in 2005, petrol was 77c per litre.

Health is the worst. Three teeth out and cyst removal left me out of pocket $3000!!!


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When we arrived in 2005, petrol was 77c per litre.
And then $1.70 in 2008...

And then 90 c in 2009.


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And then $1.70 in 2008...

And then 90 c in 2009.
The price of petrol is affected by two factors - worldwide oil pricing & taxes on petrol. I think that, with the exception of a few countries where petrol is subsidized by their governments, petrol prices can only go up.

Also having read the discussions on this thread, I would have to say income here is much higher than many countries, the UK included. For example a checkout chick in the UK earns maybe 8 pounds an hour compared to 20AUD per hour. Hence buying power would have to be different n things would need to be priced to suit labour costs.

As for @louiseb's comments I would have to say that I havent seen prices like she has mentioned b4 (well, maybe with the exception of those small organic, health food shops that charge astronomical prices 4 withered vegs).


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Old 06-17-2013, 01:50 PM
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If you visit an earlier thread I started then visit the website snf see the prices I am referring to. It will show the prices on the actual wrbsite of the shop I am referring to.

Sorry for the bad typing but touch phones are not the same as the computer lol.

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