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Old Mar 12th 2007, 12:52 am
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Just for the hell of it did a small price comparison online.

Woolworth http://homeshop.com.au 4x2l pepsi, 2 x 500g chicken fillets 1 x heinz baked beans (english recipe because well, you've just gotta) and 1 loaf bread = $26.01 = £10.49. Same shopping list at Tesco = £11.15.

Not much in it and considering we'd more than likely go for the top end of the range until we got used to Oz food standards (not saying in any way that they're naff ) and found cheaper suppliers etc., but I can well imagine the average weekly shopping bill to be more. For lower wages and higher property prices in Sydney (which is where we may be headed

I wish I'd not bothered now

I think I may just check out the beach scenes on google earth, otherwise I might be in for a troubled nights sleep.

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Hi Cheryl.
You seem to be missing the fact that fuel is just over half the cost of the uk ? and many other things are a lot cheaper ?? - some things are the same or a bit more expensive granted but on the whole you will find it cheaper I think.....a lot of meat is much cheaper too i find.

Homebrand foods at Safeways are very good here too...

I really wouldnt worry about it
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Sounds about right. We used to get a lot of these threads, so it could be useful to see what current trends are.


All I can say from my part is, two years ago, when I first joined this forum, I was amazed to see that supermarket prices were arguably cheaper in the UK. That certainly wasnt the case when I left in 1980.


Re house prices, Bury v Sydney, yehp a lot of difference, re London v Sydney not much difference at all, In fact London is probably dearer. Plus I'm very confident that wages in London for the average london white collar worker would be a lot higher. I think I read somewhere that the average wage in the London area is now over 40,000 quid per year. So food prices for them taking Aus wages into consideration would seem really expensive here.
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Hi

We are in Sydney and food is expensive, I would say it is more expensive than in the UK with much much less choice.

PG Tips Tea Bags $11.95 (Brought from UK shop in Bondi)
Domestos $5.75
Hellmans Mayo $5.75


Originally Posted by StevenChez View Post
Just for the hell of it did a small price comparison online.

Woolworth http://homeshop.com.au 4x2l pepsi, 2 x 500g chicken fillets 1 x heinz baked beans (english recipe because well, you've just gotta) and 1 loaf bread = $26.01 = £10.49. Same shopping list at Tesco = £11.15.

Not much in it and considering we'd more than likely go for the top end of the range until we got used to Oz food standards (not saying in any way that they're naff ) and found cheaper suppliers etc., but I can well imagine the average weekly shopping bill to be more. For lower wages and higher property prices in Sydney (which is where we may be headed

I wish I'd not bothered now

I think I may just check out the beach scenes on google earth, otherwise I might be in for a troubled nights sleep.

Cheryl
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Hi

We are in Sydney and food is expensive, I would say it is more expensive than in the UK with much much less choice.

PG Tips Tea Bags $11.95 (Brought from UK shop in Bondi)
Domestos $5.75
Hellmans Mayo $5.75
Ever considered buying Australian products. I mean, you're not seriously suggesting food is more expensive because you buy imported teabags from a specialised UK shop?

I live in the arse-end of nowhere and I've got just as much as choice. Prices are pretty much identical - some things cheaper, some more expensive, it all pretty much balances out in the end.
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Hi Cheryl.
You seem to be missing the fact that fuel is just over half the cost of the uk ? and many other things are a lot cheaper ?? - some things are the same or a bit more expensive granted but on the whole you will find it cheaper I think.....a lot of meat is much cheaper too i find.

Homebrand foods at Safeways are very good here too...

I really wouldnt worry about it
And free parking and less stress - well it has been for me
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Originally Posted by StevenChez View Post
Just for the hell of it did a small price comparison online.

Woolworth http://homeshop.com.au 4x2l pepsi, 2 x 500g chicken fillets 1 x heinz baked beans (english recipe because well, you've just gotta) and 1 loaf bread = $26.01 = £10.49. Same shopping list at Tesco = £11.15.

Not much in it and considering we'd more than likely go for the top end of the range until we got used to Oz food standards (not saying in any way that they're naff ) and found cheaper suppliers etc., but I can well imagine the average weekly shopping bill to be more. For lower wages and higher property prices in Sydney (which is where we may be headed

I wish I'd not bothered now

I think I may just check out the beach scenes on google earth, otherwise I might be in for a troubled nights sleep.

Cheryl
Cost of living is similar to the UK, maybe slightly cheaper overall.
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Yes of course I have tried Australian products and I really do not like the tea, hence I have to pay high prices for PG tips, you will notice that the op quoted the price of English recipe Beans!! I was giving MY opinion, which is what this site if for!


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Ever considered buying Australian products. I mean, you're not seriously suggesting food is more expensive because you buy imported teabags from a specialised UK shop?

I live in the arse-end of nowhere and I've got just as much as choice. Prices are pretty much identical - some things cheaper, some more expensive, it all pretty much balances out in the end.
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Yes of course I have tried Australian products and I really do not like the tea, hence I have to pay high prices for PG tips, you will notice that the op quoted the price of English recipe Beans!! I was giving MY opinion, which is what this site if for!
The three things you mention all seem to be imported items. My wife would agree with you regarding the tea - I buy her Yorkshire Teabags from a little gift shop down the road from here, but I wouldn't say tea was expensive just because she doesn't like the local brands. English recipe beans, as mentioned by the OP, are widely available and a standard product - they're not a speciality imported item. And thanks for the tip re: this site - I wasn't aware of that.
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And free parking and less stress - well it has been for me

We got our first pay and park in our area, Happened just after xmas, Safeway opposite Preston Market...... Dammit Looks like everything spreads eventually.
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Just one small point. Meat from most super markets is not fit for animal consumption , go to the butcher and you might saves a bit as well as getting good quality

Originally Posted by StevenChez View Post
Just for the hell of it did a small price comparison online.

Woolworth http://homeshop.com.au 4x2l pepsi, 2 x 500g chicken fillets 1 x heinz baked beans (english recipe because well, you've just gotta) and 1 loaf bread = $26.01 = £10.49. Same shopping list at Tesco = £11.15.

Not much in it and considering we'd more than likely go for the top end of the range until we got used to Oz food standards (not saying in any way that they're naff ) and found cheaper suppliers etc., but I can well imagine the average weekly shopping bill to be more. For lower wages and higher property prices in Sydney (which is where we may be headed

I wish I'd not bothered now

I think I may just check out the beach scenes on google earth, otherwise I might be in for a troubled nights sleep.

Cheryl
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Yes of course I have tried Australian products and I really do not like the tea, hence I have to pay high prices for PG tips, you will notice that the op quoted the price of English recipe Beans!! I was giving MY opinion, which is what this site if for!
But you can buy Tetley teabags in Coles or Woollies and they taste the same as the UK tea, those are the ones I buy. No idea on price as I only have one cup a day and bought a 100-bag box or something on special which I'm still getting through!!

Overall our weekly shop is about the same. One thing I would say is the quality of some items is far superior - it's lovely to cook some beef mince and just meat juice comes out, none of that horrible water they just love to pump into it in the UK.

I've certainly not had a problem with supermarket meat, a lot of it is locally produced and it's always fresh. Only one time we bought some chicken drumsticks from Woollies that werent very nice, but otherwise no problems. On the whole though we do try and buy from the local butchers, it's important to support the local shops rather than the big chains.
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They do something at the supermarket to keep the meat looking fresh for longer, thats another thing that put's me off.

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But you can buy Tetley teabags in Coles or Woollies and they taste the same as the UK tea, those are the ones I buy. No idea on price as I only have one cup a day and bought a 100-bag box or something on special which I'm still getting through!!

Overall our weekly shop is about the same. One thing I would say is the quality of some items is far superior - it's lovely to cook some beef mince and just meat juice comes out, none of that horrible water they just love to pump into it in the UK.

I've certainly not had a problem with supermarket meat, a lot of it is locally produced and it's always fresh. Only one time we bought some chicken drumsticks from Woollies that werent very nice, but otherwise no problems. On the whole though we do try and buy from the local butchers, it's important to support the local shops rather than the big chains.
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They do something at the supermarket to keep the meat looking fresh for longer, thats another thing that put's me off.
Along with a long list of other things which means either buy certified organic meat and pay the price for it or enjoy your growth hormones, preservatives, injected water and salt and a whole host of other interesting chemicals.
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Originally Posted by StevenChez View Post
Just for the hell of it did a small price comparison online.

Woolworth http://homeshop.com.au 4x2l pepsi, 2 x 500g chicken fillets 1 x heinz baked beans (english recipe because well, you've just gotta) and 1 loaf bread = $26.01 = £10.49. Same shopping list at Tesco = £11.15.

Not much in it and considering we'd more than likely go for the top end of the range until we got used to Oz food standards (not saying in any way that they're naff ) and found cheaper suppliers etc., but I can well imagine the average weekly shopping bill to be more. For lower wages and higher property prices in Sydney (which is where we may be headed

I wish I'd not bothered now

I think I may just check out the beach scenes on google earth, otherwise I might be in for a troubled nights sleep.

Cheryl
I think we've all been down this road many times before. To recap the summary - your shop will basically cost the same. Australia isnt a cheap place to live and you'll probably be no better financially.
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