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Old 19th October 2008, 08:46 PM
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but not on the daily needs, i mean vegetables i understand but packed food too?
u know, when here the tomatoes get expensive, we start using tomato puree becasue it comes out to be cheaper since its packed and the rate does not fluctuate like the fresh veggies.. anyway, i wonder wen wil all this end.
Don't forget I'm in a regional area - which is why I mentioned that in the post
When fuel prices go up, cost of transportation goes up, and those costs are passed on to the consumer.

Tomatoes are very cheap at the moment (we're growing our own so I haven't bought any recently) but that's also because they are in season at the moment.

I can't remember what prices were like a year ago to know how much of the change is seasonal and how much is fuel / inflation etc.

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Thanks for the reply Karen, and I am sorry to talk about all this here but thought I might as well
U wont believe how cheap everything is in India. I know it will be a nightmare for us. I mean, really, tomatoes are half a dollar for a kg right now, and come winters, it would go down to as much as half a dollar for 2 and half kg. everything else is so cheap. Onion for that matter right now is half a dollar for 2 kgs and again, come winters and it would be half a dollar for 3 to 4 kgs.
Maybe because for Indian curries tomato, onion and potatoes are the key ingredients.

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Hi Kaz101,Thanks for your information about cost of living in Australia.This is the huge different and quite low from what i heard.
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HI,

I got this figure from my future boss that I will be working with in a couple of month. I'm not sure whether it is enough for me to live in Townsville. For your information, I'll be staying alone.

Rent $500 / fortnight

Groceries - $300 / fortnight

Fuel $87.50 / fortnight

Electricity - $62.5 / fortnight

Is there anything else I need to consider? CAr rent? telephone line?

Please Advise yaa..

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HI,

I got this figure from my future boss that I will be working with in a couple of month. I'm not sure whether it is enough for me to live in Townsville. For your information, I'll be staying alone.

Rent $500 / fortnight

Groceries - $300 / fortnight

Fuel $87.50 / fortnight

Electricity - $62.5 / fortnight

Is there anything else I need to consider? CAr rent? telephone line?

Please Advise yaa..
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I guess u missed House rent, Transportation, Water - if it isnt included in the Rent. I guess that would be.

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Why does everything seem very expensive? My online friend (she's Aussie) told me that average budget for a week is $500, no?

Oh... that might be only food then?

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Why does everything seem very expensive? My online friend (she's Aussie) told me that average budget for a week is $500, no?

Oh... that might be only food then?
What's included in that budget though and for how many people?

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What's included in that budget though and for how many people?
It's for one person, still can't contact her so don't know if it's only food.

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I guess u missed House rent, Transportation, Water - if it isnt included in the Rent. I guess that would be.
Hi,

Thank you for the reply. Actually in the list Rent was meant for House rent. Yaa...i missed out the transportation and the water. How much does it cost for water if a single person? Will it reach 100/month? Do anyone have any idea on transportation around townsville?

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Hi Everyone.

Just want to say this site is very useful. Thanks for all the inputs thus far.

I'm being interviewed for a job in North Ryde, Sydney tomorrow which I'm quite stoked about (I'm from South Africa).

Can anyone give me some guideline as to what cost of living would be like for me and my fiance?

I got a rough estimate of

$1500 towards rent
$500 towards food

and thats about it. I will have a company car and mobile phone, so I'm just left with confirmation around rent, food and then utility costs (elec, water) and entertainment (tv, dsl etc - I'm a huge Arsenal supporter).

Many thanks in advance.

I'll post anything I can get from contacts in AUS back here.

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