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Old Jan 23rd 2015, 3:31 am
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Old Jan 23rd 2015, 11:17 pm
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Can't believe I was actually arsed to do this but - went on the Tesco's website and looked up the price of milk! The unit price per litre differed depending on quantity, but at 1 litre the unit price is 88p per litre. If you buy 2 litres it is 66p. If you extrapolate this out, 4 litres would cost $4.93 at current exchange rate. I then checked what I paid this week in my local supermarket and it was $4.46 for 4 litres. That wasn't on special either. Granted that was for a 4 litre jug so economies of scale no doubt was a factor. Surely that makes Canada better than England in every way. My petrol was 89 cents today - that's cheaper too.

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Old Jan 23rd 2015, 11:42 pm
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Can't believe I was actually arsed to do this but - went on the Tesco's website and looked up the price of milk! The unit price per litre differed depending on quantity, but at 1 litre the unit price is 88p per litre. If you buy 2 litres it is 66p. If you extrapolate this out, 4 litres would cost $4.93 at current exchange rate. I then checked what I paid this week in my local supermarket and it was $4.46 for 4 litres. That wasn't on special either. Granted that was for a 4 litre jug so economies of scale no doubt was a factor. Surely that makes Canada better than England in every way. My petrol was 89 cents today - that's cheaper too.

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My petrol is 84.9 ...
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Old Jan 23rd 2015, 11:59 pm
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My petrol is 84.9 ...
I bet Eggman doesn't get prices like that. He's being ripped off by the British State apparatus. What he needs is a nice place closer to his son in Nova Scotia. It's too fast paced and aggressive in the UK. All those drunks and under age kids buying booze in the same isle my impressionable 7 year old might be queuing up at in the supermarket. Seems to me they should look at that. No wonder Britian is going to the dogs!
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Old Jan 24th 2015, 12:29 am
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Can't believe I was actually arsed to do this but - went on the Tesco's website and looked up the price of milk! The unit price per litre differed depending on quantity, but at 1 litre the unit price is 88p per litre. If you buy 2 litres it is 66p. If you extrapolate this out, 4 litres would cost $4.93 at current exchange rate. I then checked what I paid this week in my local supermarket and it was $4.46 for 4 litres. That wasn't on special either. Granted that was for a 4 litre jug so economies of scale no doubt was a factor. Surely that makes Canada better than England in every way. My petrol was 89 cents today - that's cheaper too.

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Milk in NS is way more expensive than some other parts of Canada though. We moved from NS in July. At that time it was $7.20 for 4 litres... (which is why we left NS because "only idiots would pay those prices!!!!")
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Old Jan 24th 2015, 1:00 am
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Old Jan 24th 2015, 8:58 pm
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Can't believe I was actually arsed to do this but - went on the Tesco's website and looked up the price of milk! The unit price per litre differed depending on quantity, but at 1 litre the unit price is 88p per litre. If you buy 2 litres it is 66p. If you extrapolate this out, 4 litres would cost $4.93 at current exchange rate.
What exchange rate are you looking at?!?

66p x 2 = £1.32 for 4L.

£1.32 at today's exchange rate = $2.45

Not to rain on your milk parade (or God forbid, give Graham the raging alcoholic/dairyman any more ammunition), but your milk maths seems rather wrong to me.

Petrol's still about £1.05/litre though, so we can't actually afford to drive to the supermarkets to get milk.

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Old Jan 24th 2015, 9:11 pm
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Originally Posted by christmasoompa View Post
What exchange rate are you looking at?!?

66p x 2 = £1.32 for 4L.

£1.32 at today's exchange rate = $2.45

Not to rain on your milk parade (or God forbid, give Graham the raging alcoholic/dairyman any more ammunition), but your milk maths seems rather wrong to me.
I think you misread rivington's post CO, he said 66p/litre is the unit price in a 2l carton. You'd need 2 of them to buy the 4l quantity commonly sold in Canada.
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I think you misread rivington's post CO, he said 66p/litre is the unit price in a 2l carton. You'd need 2 of them to buy the 4l quantity commonly sold in Canada.
Ah. I saw 'if you buy 2 litres it is 66p' and read that as 66p for 2l (not unreasonably I don't think!). In which case, the milk maths is just fine and I can't afford to drive to the supermarket or to buy any milk once there even if I could.
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Old Jan 25th 2015, 5:02 pm
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Ah. I saw 'if you buy 2 litres it is 66p' and read that as 66p for 2l (not unreasonably I don't think!). In which case, the milk maths is just fine and I can't afford to drive to the supermarket or to buy any milk once there even if I could.
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It just seems bizarre to me that someone's decision whether to live in a country seems to revolve so much around the price of milk and the fact you can't buy alcohol in supermarkets.

I really can't get my head around that!

Eggman has lived here and KNOWS... but how long did he live here? I don't think it was for very long?
(and his wife says never again.... I don't know what I'm doing still living in NS, I mean, Eggman's wife says never again, I'd better get my bags packed!)
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It just seems bizarre to me that someone's decision whether to live in a country seems to revolve so much around the price of milk and the fact you can't buy alcohol in supermarkets.

I really can't get my head around that!

Eggman has lived here and KNOWS... but how long did he live here? I don't think it was for very long?
(and his wife says never again.... I don't know what I'm doing still living in NS, I mean, Eggman's wife says never again, I'd better get my bags packed!)
I hope I don't upset Eggman too much but I still miss NS and would seriously consider a move back there... I miss my friends and like Eggman I have a son there who I haven't seen in 7 months
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My petrol is 84.9 ...


70.2 here in Edmonton, it did drop below 70c per little for about a day but went back up.
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Old Jan 26th 2015, 4:43 pm
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70.2 here in Edmonton, it did drop below 70c per little for about a day but went back up.
Wow! I thought 89c was pretty good.

I'm not sure if it's NS, Canada or just the people in them that the Eggman doesn't like. I wonder which corner of England he calls home. I wonder too how much his petrol costs and whether it offsets the price of his milk.
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Our "cheap" petrol today in the UK would set you back $2.00 per litre...
That's at £1.06 a litre, not long ago it was £1.26 which works out at $2.38

Anything saved in the UK on the price of milk, would be quickly lost during the drive to and from the supermarket.

I hope this concludes the discussion as this thread has been sidetracked enough now.


I'm aiming to make the move in March/April - hoping to sell my house first though!

Any tips on setting up a Canadian bank account prior to arrival?
Is it the same as the UK in that you can use your card at any cashpoint without incurring charges?

If not, which banks have best coverage around Halifax and NS in general?
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