Before we came over to Sydney we were heard some really bad horror stories about the cost of living in Australia and mainly Sydney and how high costs were. It is one thing that really worried us and we wondered if we would be able to cope with the high prices.
We have been here 5 weeks now and have found that some of the stories were exaggerated a little and that things are not as bad as what some people say. Yes some of the costs are high such as rent and utilities, but there are ways of getting the weekly shopping cost down. We have found that going to the markets on the weekend and finding where the local aldi is, helps keep the costs down for our family of four. We have also found that a bit of fresh lemon juice in a jug of water helps keeps juice and pop costs down. That is one thing that we need a lot of, drinks.
With this post we are not saying that the cost of living in Sydney is high as it is, but there are ways to help keep costs down a little if you are prepared to do them. We have also found a nice little butchers around the corner from us which sells cheapish meat. We go there every Saturday and stock up the freezer for the rest of the weak. We have found the bigger shops prices are very high and going to the little butchers also helps the cost come down.