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Old May 8th 2010, 10:55 am
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Hiya... we were in Perth last week.. for about a week, so only managed to get into Coles & K-mart to get some bits like bread, milk, etc

and my god.... things were EXPENSIVE (understatement)


so... i'm guessing there must be other places to get basics from.. at reasonable prices?? please can you list a few... thanksssss
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Nope - that's about it, oh there is woollies too and Aldi, that's about it really
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Fruit and Veg markets are a lot cheaper than the 'big two'. There are always bargains to be had in the supermarkets anyway.
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Originally Posted by ice mocha View Post
Hiya... we were in Perth last week.. for about a week, so only managed to get into Coles & K-mart to get some bits like bread, milk, etc

and my god.... things were EXPENSIVE (understatement)


so... i'm guessing there must be other places to get basics from.. at reasonable prices?? please can you list a few... thanksssss
Yes if they seemed expensive then they are. Serious point to note (and to take into account to make sure you get the whole story):

Forget the FX rate. How many of those Aussie dollars are you likely to earn?

Now do the maths. (It still won't be cheap compared to some of the prices you may have found in the UK.)
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Now do the maths. (It still won't be cheap compared to some of the prices you may have found in the UK.)
24 cans of Boddies for nine quid in Asda !
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no Aldi in WA. Suck it up, it's expensive. One has to build a bridge and get over it because it isn't changing!!!
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no Aldi in WA. Suck it up, it's expensive. One has to build a bridge and get over it because it isn't changing!!!
....ufortunately
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Errrrrr helllloooo, I've been saying this for the last 6 months and some. It's a royal rip off here in Perth. Expensive housing, groceries, etc.

You need to be pulling in $70K a year at least for a family if you have no mortgage or rent just to get by. $100K and you'll still struggle with a $250K mortgage. Fact - unless you live like a student, don't go out, eat noodles and beans and like the park/beach and packed lunches as a day out week in week out. Defo need a high paying job to have any kind of 'lifestyle'.

Wake up people, hopefully you'll get what it's like in Perth and just don't think it's the negative locals spouting lies.
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Australia is NOT cheap. I don't think anyone is seriously claiming it is, however it might be the dream, and will remain exactly that, of those seeking to migrate.

Don't even get me started on books !
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Australia is NOT cheap. I don't think anyone is seriously claiming it is, however it might be the dream, and will remain exactly that, of those seeking to migrate.

Don't even get me started on books !
Aye, it is a dream that has been carefully marketed by people with vested interests.

How many of those 'Relocation Down Under' type TV programs are financed by Australian migration boards or Aus Govt? I'll guess we'll never know.
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....ufortunately
FWIW I agree with you Polly but it isn't going to change so just have to get on with it.
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Errrrrr helllloooo, I've been saying this for the last 6 months and some. It's a royal rip off here in Perth. Expensive housing, groceries, etc.

You need to be pulling in $70K a year at least for a family if you have no mortgage or rent just to get by. $100K and you'll still struggle with a $250K mortgage. Fact - unless you live like a student, don't go out, eat noodles and beans and like the park/beach and packed lunches as a day out week in week out. Defo need a high paying job to have any kind of 'lifestyle'.

Wake up people, hopefully you'll get what it's like in Perth and just don't think it's the negative locals spouting lies.
I am glad we have a good wage and simple expectations.
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Work up a lather, rinse and repeat; "result misery".

Increase income / decrease expenditure; "result happiness".

Elementary.
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24 cans of Boddies for nine quid in Asda !
Even cheaper at Halfords, where it is sold as "plain label" anti-freeze.
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Hiya... we were in Perth last week.. for about a week, so only managed to get into Coles & K-mart to get some bits like bread, milk, etc

and my god.... things were EXPENSIVE (understatement)


so... i'm guessing there must be other places to get basics from.. at reasonable prices?? please can you list a few... thanksssss
Woolworths and Coles are expensive. You do need to find the alternatives.

Not sure about Perth, I hear it is more expensive there...

My area:
Milk $1.20 for 2 litres
Bread $1.10 for white loaf
Bread $1.40 for Multigrain loaf
There are cheaper breads about but not as good.
Bananas 49 cents Kg
Banana Sandwiches Cheap
 

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