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Old Nov 19th 2011, 11:21 pm   #16
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So fuel then is the general consensus?



What about things like TV packages (Like Sky), Broadband/Internet, Gym Membership, Clothes, Electronics, Gigs/Concerts Tickets, Cinema Tickets, Mobile Phone Contracts, CD/DVD's/Blurays/Games etc etc, trying to think of everything lol

Is there even any Aussie 'pound shop' equivilants?

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There's the Reject Shop. Not sure if that's the same thing. Most of the things in your list are more expensive in Australia, but it might be the case that your wage would be higher. I forgot council tax - so petrol, red meat and council tax are all I can think of.
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So fuel then is the general consensus?



What about things like TV packages (Like Sky), Broadband/Internet, Gym Membership, Clothes, Electronics, Gigs/Concerts Tickets, Cinema Tickets, Mobile Phone Contracts, CD/DVD's/Blurays/Games etc etc, trying to think of everything lol

Is there even any Aussie 'pound shop' equivilants?

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Ha who are you kidding, everything you have included there is more expensive in Australia.
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So fuel then is the general consensus?



What about things like TV packages (Like Sky), Broadband/Internet, Gym Membership, Clothes, Electronics, Gigs/Concerts Tickets, Cinema Tickets, Mobile Phone Contracts, CD/DVD's/Blurays/Games etc etc, trying to think of everything lol

Is there even any Aussie 'pound shop' equivilants?

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Get the picture now folks, its all good.

Diet of red meat it is then

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Pandora jewellery, fruit and veg if you go to your local weekly markets, fuel (of course), car parking - very few places actually charge from what I've seen, there are probably loads of other things, but I'm eating my brekkie so can't think right now...

Just to add to this, I have more 'spare cash' here than I ever had in the UK...might be something to do with the fact I get paid fortnightly, and significantly more than I ever did in the UK. Don't believe the hype though, unless you live right in the heart of the big cities and shop there too, living in Australia is more than doable and won't cost you the earth to do!
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Get the picture now folks, its all good.

Diet of red meat it is then

red meat and petrol

everyone has bad breath and is as high a a kite but it's all good
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Nope I think all of those mentioned are more expensive or at best about the same.

We only had the freeview TV in UK as there were enough digital channels for us, here Foxtel was an essential, it is about $75 a month. Mr BS organised the broadband / internet and I am not sure how that compares, work provide our mobile phones.

Our gym membership is probably around the same; we went to see Eddie Izzard on Tuesday and tickets were $90 each; we went to cinema yesterday and the tickets were $85 for the two of us, albeit in gold class. CD / DVD / Blueray / games are all Mr BS department and he constantly complains about prices.
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Car Hire maybe ?
Or howabout Londons Oyster card v Melbournes zone 1 Myki card ? Both queries rather than answers ?
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Dearer across the board then it seems. Always knew it was but not to this extent.

As long as the wages are higher there shouldnt be a problem i guess!
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Car Hire maybe ?
Or howabout Londons Oyster card v Melbournes zone 1 Myki card ? Both queries rather than answers ?
I can't remember UK rates clearly but I *think* car hire is relatively expensive here; we went to Melbourne last weekend and it cost us $200 for 18 hours of car hire and that was with an employee benefit discount applied.

Good point on the travel though. My travel to work is substantially cheaper here than it was in UK. It used to cost us about £800 a month in train tickets and train car park; here we spent about $300 a month. In UK it was a 45 min train ride here a 45 min bus ride.
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Dearer across the board then it seems. Always knew it was but not to this extent.

As long as the wages are higher there shouldnt be a problem i guess!
Wages aren't necessarily higher. Plus so many jobs here are offered on a casual basis (so the employee has no rights). It depends on what you do and where you expect to live. We buy virtually nothing Australian - groceries, fuel and wine - that's it. Everything comes winging its way from the US or UK.
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Good point on the travel though. My travel to work is substantially cheaper here than it was in UK. It used to cost us about £800 a month in train tickets and train car park; here we spent about $300 a month. In UK it was a 45 min train ride here a 45 min bus ride.
£800 a month You must have been on a good wage to pay that to commute.
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Im a Quantity Surveyor so should end up with a good offer all being well. O/H is a GIS Analyst.

Hoping to move to Brisbane but all depends on where we get 2 jobs that suit in the same city

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£800 a month You must have been on a good wage to pay that to commute.
That is for the two of us (so is the comparative $300 a month here). In UK train tickets approx £350 each and then car parking about £25 a week and also a bit of petrol to get to the station. If one works in London but does not live in London I think this is a fairly common commuting cost.
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