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What are the cost of things compared to a year ago?

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Hello,

 

We left Oz a year ago, having spent 8 very enjoyable months in Sydney whilst I was on maternity leave. At the time we left because I couldn't find a job so we were better off coming back to the UK where I could go back to my pre-maternity job, but we always said we'd be back... now there seem to be more opportunities coming up I'm debating about whether to apply for a job, especially as there's a high chance of huge job losses in the next 6 months, but nobody seems to know yet, so just looking at Option B.

 

When we left we had found Oz expensive but then the UK had been very cheap for a while, now that alot of things have gone up in price here & seem comparable, eg to the food prices when we left Sydney, I'm wondering wheter prices have stayed the same or also gone up as much as they have over here. I don't really want to be moving across the world to have to watch a every single penny every minute of the day.

 

I'd be interested in peoples' opinions.

 

Thanks

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It's all over the news that things are rising in price from petrol to services. It used to be rare for me to spend more than $150 on a weekly shop, not it's $250 each week if I go to Woolies. I've had to use farmers markets and local butchers (I know we all should to support them, but parking, unlading and loading fractious child etc at each stop is a pain in the bum) to reduce the cost.

 

When I lived in Parramatta I was always a huge fan of Harris Park Markets for loads of choice and quality at reasonable prices.

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Our vege box has just gone up from $37 to $38 per week.

 

The cost of a MyMulti2 annual travel pass has just gone down $100.


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Guest guest30038

Fruit and meat has gone up considerably in Coles and woolies, but I can still buy apples for 1.99kilo, mandarins 1.49 kilo, cauli 1.49 each, broccoli 1.49 kilo at my local greengrocer. Coles own brand milk $2 litre, bread 1.09.

 

I wouldn't touch supermarket meat with a barge pole. At my local butcher I get whole rump for 4.99 kilo, T Bone average 8.99kilo, Lamb loin chops 8.99, pork leg roast 4.99.

 

The thing you will notice most is the increase in electric.............so much for privatisation! :arghh:

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Guest guest36187

Everything has gone up. Been here over six years now. Fuel is double what it was when I landed. Food dearer although bargains can be had if u look hard enough.

Utilities higher. Car insurance cheaper.

Things like DVDs and books can be dearer too.

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