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Its too bloody expensive
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Old May 26th 2013, 10:41 am
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Its too bloody expensive
.... and it's not going to get any cheaper, especially in Qld.
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People are saying it's now the most expensive place in the world to live.

What are the Australian people doing about it?

Zilch.

I won't be moving back.

Can't afford it.
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People are saying it's now the most expensive place in the world to live.

What are the Australian people doing about it?

Zilch.

I won't be moving back.

Can't afford it.
Dont really need to do anything about it, in a country where full time supermarket check out chicks earn 50K Aud or 31k GBP and Full time Posties earn 70K Aud per year or 44K GBP eh You can afford the extra costs, it's also the reason high prices exist. Makes going anywhere overseas feel really cheap and makes one feel incredibly affluent in comparison.

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Dont really need to do anything about it, in a country where full time supermarket check out chicks earn 50K Aud or 31k GBP and Full time Posties earn 70K Aud per year or 44K GBP eh You can afford the extra costs, it's also the reason high prices exist. Makes going anywhere overseas feel really cheap and makes one feel incredibly affluent in comparison.
You'd be lucky to live a quality life on those measly salaries.

Anywhere.... let alone Australia.
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You'd be lucky to live a quality life on those measly salaries.

Anywhere.... let alone Australia.
Far better than their counterparts in the UK lets put it that way

Meantime we're planning my retirement in 6 years with our combined 7 figure super payout. and our 800K house.... All done on Blue collar work .... Well one of us is a Nurse. Only issue is we'll almost certainly have too much dosh to get a Government Pension....Ah well there will be a trickle of a private pension from the UK from my previous life 33 years ago.

No country that I know of has such blue sky horizons for Blue Collar workers.

I think I'm currently a Millionaire in UK GBP paper terms .... Not many UK posties could claim that... Plenty of Aus ones could. Sure the exchange rates will move around and erode that in a little while....But currently... well I never thought I'd see the day.

Just get your head down and bum up keep working and let time do it's work.

I always laugh at these threads and the insipid effort a lot of failed migrants put in.

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Dont really need to do anything about it, in a country where full time supermarket check out chicks earn 50K Aud or 31k GBP and Full time Posties earn 70K Aud per year or 44K GBP eh You can afford the extra costs, it's also the reason high prices exist. Makes going anywhere overseas feel really cheap and makes one feel incredibly affluent in comparison.
So you have to have a job to live in Aus?

What if you want to retire?

What happens to your super? Does that go up at the same rate as salaries?

No.
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Dont really need to do anything about it, in a country where full time supermarket check out chicks earn 50K Aud or 31k GBP and Full time Posties earn 70K Aud per year or 44K GBP eh You can afford the extra costs, it's also the reason high prices exist. Makes going anywhere overseas feel really cheap and makes one feel incredibly affluent in comparison.
Indeed. Waitresses earning $35ph on a Sunday

What do they get in the Yoo Kay or US of A?
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What happens to your super? Does that go up at the same rate as salaries?
Yes
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Indeed. Waitresses earning $35ph on a Sunday

What do they get in the Yoo Kay or US of A?
Plus tips.... Not that many Aussies tip much, dont have to really. There again I guess the overseas visitors will.
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Old May 27th 2013, 7:24 am
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Far better than their counterparts in the UK lets put it that way

Meantime we're planning my retirement in 6 years with our combined 7 figure super payout. and our 800K house.... All done on Blue collar work .... Well one of us is a Nurse. Only issue is we'll almost certainly have too much dosh to get a Government Pension....Ah well there will be a trickle of a private pension from the UK from my previous life 33 years ago.

No country that I know of has such blue sky horizons for Blue Collar workers.

I think I'm currently a Millionaire in UK GBP paper terms .... Not many UK posties could claim that... Plenty of Aus ones could. Sure the exchange rates will move around and erode that in a little while....But currently... well I never thought I'd see the day.

Just get your head down and bum up keep working and let time do it's work.

I always laugh at these threads and the insipid effort a lot of failed migrants put in.
harsh! Remember though Ozzie you acquired your wealth when Melbourne was far cheaper. There is no way a blue collar worker on 50k a year could do now what you did in the 80s and 90s. Australia is expensive though - in several areas. Housing overpriced, many groceries, books. It's actually not quite as expensive as people make out in other areas - OR - it's no more expensive than places in Europe.

Originally Posted by petersut View Post
People are saying it's now the most expensive place in the world to live.

What are the Australian people doing about it?

Zilch.

I won't be moving back.
Stacks - there is daily commentary online and in blogs. They are voting with their feet and buying online, and overseas (even a depreciating dollar may not much difference in some areas). Manufacturing is struggling. It's on the telly. People talk about it all the time.

The migrants I laugh at are the ones who throw around tabloid accusations and then laugh at the Aussies when they are themselves from the same mould - another story!
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All my Australian friends moan at the cost of living.

All retired mind you.

Some of them earn over 100k a year on their super.
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All my Australian friends moan at the cost of living.

All retired mind you.

Some of them earn over 100k a year on their super.
I'm sure we all know people who earn considerably more than that and moan about the cost of living. Doesn't mean they don't have a nice lifestyle.
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All my Australian friends moan at the cost of living.

All retired mind you.

Some of them earn over 100k a year on their super.
This country, like most western countries, has a very high standard of living

Some people are doing well, others are struggling

That's the way it's always been and always will be
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