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deb8181 posted a topic in Aussie ChatJust seen this on the news today and i can well believe it! You might get paid more wages but its all relative with the cost of living. I was quite well off in the UK but I feel like I have had to start again financially, not being able to afford things like i used to and having to buy things on interest free credit, even then you are charged extra things on your statement which add up which you didnt get in the UK!! :confused: THE rise in the Australian dollar means we now have four of the 15 most expensive cities in the world to live in, according to a survey released today by the UK-based Economist Intelligence Unit. Sydney has moved up from 32nd place two years ago to sixth now and Melbourne is up from 38th to seventh, with a cost of living more than 40 per cent higher than New York, The Australian reports. Perth and Brisbane, which are almost 25 per cent more expensive than New York, are ranked 13th and 14th. All four cities are now costlier than major cities including London, Vienna, Rome, Berlin, Hong Kong and Beijing, according to the survey, which compares the cost of living using more than 400 individual prices in 133 cities around the world. Tokyo, Oslo and Osaka take the top three places overall while Mumbai, Tunis and Karachi are the three cheapest. The Australian cities' rankings have climbed sharply in the unit's surveys in recent years. Read more: http://www.news.com.au/business/australian-dollar/high-dollar-pushes-relative-cost-of-living-in-australian-cities-up-world-rankings/story-fn6t6wad-1226089881392#ixzz1RPGnMfLP
I bring this to you because i care! Local Government areas with the best quality of life in Australia: 1. Ku-ring-gai (Sydney) 2. Hunter's Hill (Sydney) 3. Nillumbik (Melbourne) 4. Peppermint Grove (Perth) 5. Mosman (Sydney) 6. Nedlands (Perth) 7. Manningham (Melbourne) 8. Bayside (Melbourne) 9. Boroondara (Melbourne) 10. Adelaide Hills (Adelaide) 11. Cottesloe (Perth) 12. Baulkham Hills (Sydney) 13. Macedon Ranges (Victoria) 14. Pittwater (Sydney) 15. Indigo (Victoria) 16. Weston Creek (Canberra) 17. Lane Cove (Sydney) 18. Hornsby (Sydney) 19. Golden Plains (Victoria) 20. Cambridge (Perth) 21. Woollahra (Sydney) 22. Walkerville (Adelaide) 23. Cambooya (Queensland) 24. Whitehorse (Melbourne) 25. Yarra Ranges (Melbourne) Local Government areas with the worst quality of life in Australia: 1. Halls Creek (Western Australia) 2. Woorabinda (Queensland) 3. Meekatharra (Western Australia) 4. Brewarrina (NSW) 5. Tennant Creek (Northern Territory) 6. Lockhart River (Queensland) 7. Doomadgee (Queensland) 8. Borroloola (Northern Territory) 9. Laverton (Western Australia) 10. Walgett (NSW) 11. Mount Magnet (Western Australia) 12. Central Highlands (Tasmania) 13. Wiluna (Western Australia) 14. Tasman (Tasmania) 15. Pormpuraaw (Queensland) 16. Central Darling (NSW) 17. Melbourne CBD) (Melbourne) 18. Sydney CBD (Sydney) 19. Bourke (NSW) 20. Cue (Western Australia) 21. Coober Pedy (South Australia) 22. Jabiru (Northern Territory) 23. Leonora (Western Australia) 24. Derby-West Kimberley (Western Australia) 25. Moree Plains (NSW) I cannot believe Beerwah is not mentioned Source: BankWest Quality of Life Index 2008