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Cost of living - $50k or $200k??

Old Jun 19th 2009, 4:52 am
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Originally Posted by Burbage View Post
Nobody has mentioned the cost of the help. With the minimum wage here, a comfortable lifestyle costs a fortune. If you can get a housekeeper, chauffeur and butler in for less than 400K you're doing well.
You are right. Oh how my lifestyle has changed.
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I quite like Zinger burgers.
3 piece feed is the one to go for.
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I've just remembered... I need to go and buy some Bread and Milk !!!

2:45 is the perfect time too. The shops are empty with all the parents waiting at the schools.
ALDI
$1.99 Grain Vienna Loaf 600gm
$1.09 White Sandwich Loaf 700gm
$1.65 2kg sugar
$3.49 2kg White Rice ( I was sure that was $1.99 last time)
$4.49 4 kg potatoes
$1.18 1kg margarine
$0.99 Turkish Delight
 
Old Jun 19th 2009, 5:18 am
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Originally Posted by Burbage View Post
If you can get a housekeeper, chauffeur and butler in for less than 400K you're doing well.
My one pays me....... Although I do prefer to drive myself.


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Old Jun 19th 2009, 5:24 am
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thought I would put up my bills list

Rent = $550 a week, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 lounges, games room, bar, swimming pool, 15 mins from perth city centre. nice area.

Food = for 2 of us, we dont really shop at the supermarket, because its cheaper to go to the local butcher and get a family pack for $100 which is 15kg of meat and also same with fruit and veg and seafood, cheaper to buy at local shops. there are lots of these places in perth but most shop at coles, ect, no idea why. just ask your neighbours where they get there meat and veg. but i would say $150 a week tops and thats eating good food.

fuel = is about $120 a week but we do work a 40 mins drive and have 2 cars. and fill up on a tuesday or wed because they put the price up before weekend.

gas = got the bill in 2 days ago $88 worked out to about $1.20 a day
electricity = $342 for 62 days thats about $5 a day, and we also have a pool pump on for 4hrs a day which will take up most of that. and computers on 24/7. and heating/aircon.
phone = $27 a month line rental and calls on top, $103 in total for this month
internet = $100 a month and thats unlimited and unthrottled pulled off 420 gig last month lol.

alchohol = usually hardy's shiraz which is $22 for 3 litres and about $40 for a crate of beer.

Smokes = about $12 for 25 marlboro

forgot water = think it was $190 for 60,000 litres last bill

think thats pretty much it, overall its cheaper than what we were spending in scotland in a 2bedroom 1 bathroom end of terrace house. we have noticed since we have been here that food has got lots more expensive, but we just found the local veg, meat and seafood market and shop there now, place is always packed with people lol. we go to coles for things like water, juice.

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internet = $100 a month and thats unlimited and unthrottled pulled off 420 gig last month lol.
That's a lot of porn... you are going to go blind.
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Old Jun 19th 2009, 5:54 am
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I liked aldi when they first opened, maybe it was a novelty rummaging through boxes on the floor but now much of their stuff is the same price as woolworth etc and the entire middle of the store is full of old crap like ski boots, ...
They seem to do that each year, just before the schools send the kids on the weeks camp down to the Snow fields. It was great for kitting out our one last year. Where else can you buy such cold weather clothes in QLD
 
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Thanks everyone for your inputs


Originally Posted by jad n rich View Post
I mean FFS there is the little thing called nutrition...

lentils anyone
Oi - we have lentils, pulses (different varieties);beans (kidney, black, one-eyed...etc) everyday - it's packed with nutrition.....

Originally Posted by Burbage View Post
Nobody has mentioned the cost of the help. With the minimum wage here, a comfortable lifestyle costs a fortune. If you can get a housekeeper, chauffeur and butler in for less than 400K you're doing well.
Yeah, have kissed my dreams of a sweet retirement and "comfortable life" being a lady of leisure in Oz goodbye....thanks to having to take over cooking (Indian cuisine) and cleaning - am fine with it (I think) as I won't be in paid employment anymore(actually am planning to ask hubby for $50k as a trainee cook & cleaner in the Indie household - so that's his COL through the roof)

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cum cleaner in the Indie household
Not a job I would fancy !!
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Default Re: Cost of living - $50k or $200k??

Wouldn't say groceries have doubled, and if they have, then this poster has marched on and absorbed the cost...as for time frames people refer to, remember - prices do increase over time...compare 1970 with 1980 and then 1990..5 years is half that..things do go up - ask ya parents..

As it happens I think prices are not cheap here for groceries, but the UK was not as cheap as I had been led to believe either - until not so long ago inflation was an issue for both nations....

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Not a job I would fancy !!
.......me neither
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Oi - we have lentils, pulses (different varieties);beans (kidney, black, one-eyed...etc) everyday
Remind me to stay upwind then
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Old Jun 19th 2009, 8:07 am
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internet = $100 a month and thats unlimited and unthrottled pulled off 420 gig last month lol.
Which ISP?
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Which ISP?
http://www.itel.net/index.htm

dont think you will find that on whirlpool either when doing an ISP search.

I use the Newsgroups all the time

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