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Old Jun 23rd 2008, 2:45 pm
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Hiya,

Can anyone give me a view on an average family of 4's cost of living in Oz (excluding housing) .. Obviously your mileage may vary etc but I'm just trying to get an idea of an average family's outgoings in any given month.

Food, Utilities etc...


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Old Jun 23rd 2008, 7:08 pm
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Where in Oz? makes a big difference
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Where in Oz? makes a big difference
As does where you shop....Netto's or Waitrose? (or there equivelents in oz)
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Hi - sorry to jump in to this.

I don't know where OP wants the info for but I would love to know for Melbourne...

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Old Jun 24th 2008, 6:46 am
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Hi
I would also like to know for rural South Australia. I shop at Sainsbury's for special occassions and Morrisons or Asda the rest of the time!

Have 2 small boys OB 3 1/2 and TB 11 months.

In the UK, £1300 covers all our outgoings (mortgage, bills, car insurance, petrol et).
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Wheeler Jones started a comprehensive thread on this recently.
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Wheeler Jones started a comprehensive thread on this recently.
Thread here: http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=543287

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Well, when I say the "average" I'm looking for examples of personal experience.... I appreciate that depending where you live or where you shop your outgoings may be higher, or lower.

Regional variations are very much of interest.
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Over the last couple of weeks just some of the things I've forked out for.....

Electricity bill $373 (quarterly)
Phone bill $46 (monthly)
Broadband $40 (monthly)
School camp $182
Two school shirts $50
About $50 a week on petrol (more when my OH is around)
$300 rent every week
$10 kids bus fare (weekly)
$20 one day school excursion
$170 ish a week on groceries
$18 breakfast at Hungry Jacks (for three)
$40 three plates of greasy crap from the food court
$277 car rego (6 months)
About $35 weekly on wine
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About $35 weekly on wine

Nice one ta, glad to see you aren't skimping on the necessities :-)

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Monthly outgoings for family of 2 adults and 3 kids in Brisbane.

Husband works full time as truck driver and I work part time as a nurse.

Electricity $140.00
Car Insurance for one car $ 40.00
Health Insurance $175.00
Home Insurance $ 36.00
Telephone and Internet $100.00
Rates and Water $200.00
Foxtel $ 90.00
Life Insurance (2 adults) $112.00
Pet Insurance (Dog and 2 Cats) $ 59.00
School fees (2 at catholic
secondary school) $700.00
Food and wine and beer weekly $300.00
Petrol per week $ 80.00
Kids bus money and extras weekly $100.00


No mortgage or rent
Never have any spare cash left over either
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Melbourne - 2 f/t working adults and 1 small child

Electricity $70
Car Insurance for one car $ 45.00
Health Insurance $195.00
Home Insurance $ 40.00
Telephone and Internet $80.00
Rates and Water $130.00
Daycare fees $1100.00
Food and wine and beer weekly $200.00
Petrol per week $ 80.00
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No mortgage or rent
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Melbourne - 2 f/t working adults and 1 small child

Electricity $70
Car Insurance for one car $ 45.00
Health Insurance $195.00
Home Insurance $ 40.00
Telephone and Internet $80.00
Rates and Water $130.00
Daycare fees $1100.00
Food and wine and beer weekly $200.00
Petrol per week $ 80.00
Can you explain your daycare fees? Per day? Per week? Per month? Number of hours?
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Can you explain your daycare fees? Per day? Per week? Per month? Number of hours?

All per month as per previous poster (except those like food that say weekly). f/t as indicated.
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