Seen a few posts from people who think that alot of things in Australia are expensive compared to the UK.
This is a thread that will (hopefully) give people who are not yet here a good idea of what really does cost alot in Australia, and a chance for other members to pass on useful information as to where these items can be purchased cheaper (if it's possible to do that).
I hope that it will also help people decide what to bring with them if they can ship it over instead of buying it here (again, if that's possible).
Please could the poster also try to quote a current price for what they think is expensive, so others can see why they think that.
I'll start: I live in Queensland and think that the following things are expensive here compared to the UK:
Vitamin supplements - eg Centrum Tablets Multi Vitamins 60pk Price $19.76 at Woolworths
Bedding - Target (not an expensive store) generally sells sheet sets for around $$70 -$100 but can be much more expensive
The plastics storage containers you use in the kitchen - a cereal container form Woolworths costs around $15.00
Cheaper items are meat from a "super butcher" market style shop, and vegetables purchased from a fruit and veg shop - typically, 20 yearling steaks has cost me recently around $20 or less, and you can get avocados & small pineapples for 9c each, and for $5.00 you can get 2 big punnets of strawberries. Of course, it is cheaper to buy fruit and veg that's in season, the same as it would be anywhere.
This isn't a UK vs Australia thread, just a way to show how much things do really cost and how to save money on the advice of other members.
I'll come back if I think of any more :idea: