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How about vegetables, do we get the various kinds of vegetables like in India, i was told that most of it are hybrid variety and doesn't have taste. Moreover, itseems there is less variety of vegetables, like only cabbage, tomatoes, potatoes, spinach (of only one type) and peas. Is this true? My hus is a non-veggie and I'm a veggie , i wish someone could give me the costs of these veggie foods as well.
In my posts I did include veggies since we eat quite a lot of them although we're not a veggie, but I'm not based in Brissie.

We're in a regional area in SE South Australia and we don't get a lot of variety of each veg, but the taste and quality are good. Saying that we are growing some of our own now, partly to reduce costs and partly because my husband is a gardener and he likes doing it (and we both like eating fresh veg from the garden ).

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srn, there are a lot of stores, all over AU, so u need not bother, u can google Indian spices in AU or Brisbane and u will get plenty of options. Dont worry, this is not something to worry about, really.

as for veggies, I have seen a lot of supermart sites, and most of them have all veggies we get here, ofcourse not everything but yeah almost everything. My cousin who just got back from Sydney after 4 yrs couldnt believe we eat the veggies (that we do) and that they are such inferior quality as compared. His words, a week old vegetables in AU would still be much crunchier thn the fresh veggie u get in India.

I had rice at their place, that they got from AU (Leftovers i guess), trust me, the grain after cooking was about an inch long. anyway, bottomline, u will get everything there, and dont even think of carrying spices from here.. u cant get thru the customs there
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Yes you do! Lot's of them! I live in Box Hill in Melbourne. Box Hill is predominantly a chinese area. However, there are 3 Indian stores within a 2 minute walk of my house! And you get everything.

So, be reassured, I am also a vegetarian and you will not have any problems!
hey kejal_k...I also stayed in Box Hill while my stint in Melbourne...and i agree to you that you can get all the veggie stuff there in that area itself(i also prefer being a veggie)...beside that i also agree that this area is chinese dominated but i liked this area very much as it was cheap n at the same time calm also...i also remember there r some indian stores in Glenferrie(students area) which is near to Box hill...

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Thanks everyone. I read karen's thread, i thought that was a good idea to have a garden for fresh vegetables. Anj, the info you gave me now really gives me some courage; i'm just learning to cook, besides my OH is non-veggie so i thought i'll have to cook some tasty veggie foods atleast till he learns to cook non-veg items !!

DIAC has so many questions, I haven't submitted the docs yet, i might finish it by this weekend and then THE looooooooooooooonnnnnggggg wait starts.

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Hi everyone,

Here is the breakdown of costs on a shopping list.
This supermarket is Coles (one of the popular ones) and in South East South Australia (not sure if prices will be different across states). We've found that we can only get some foods when they are in season but that may be because we are not in a major city.

Broccoli $6.98 / kg
Cauliflower $3.68 each
Avocado $1.79 each
Bread rolls $1.29 (6 pack)
Milk $2.59 (2 litres)
Bacon $4.29 (250gm)
Kanga banga $3.04 (per kg) Yes Kangaroo sausages!
Potatoes (Baby) $3.48 for 2kg
Diced Beef $10.46 (per kg)
Mixed Juice (3 litres) $4.19
Tea bags (100) $2.39
Ham sliced (100gm) $2.59
Pizza (500gm family size) $5.56
Toilet cleaner (500 ml) $2.79
Iceberg lettuce $1.22 each
Bananas $2.98 per kg
Butter (500g) $2.37
Choc ices (10) $4.69
Nutrigrain cereal (805gm) $5.99
Palmolive washing up liquid (375 ml ) $2.49
Ice cream (2 litre) $4.98
Sausage (Lamb & leek) (500gms) $4.99
Lamb leg roast $9.16 per kg
Toilet tissue (9 pack) $4.99
Brussel sprouts $8.98 per kg
Cordial (2 litre) $4.27
Strawberry jam (500 gm) $3.14
Cadbury chocolate (250gm) $3.49
Chicken (whole) $7.98 per kg
Greencare laundry washing liquid (2 litre) $4.50
Hellmans mayonnaise (400 gm) $5.34 (about twice the price of other brands)
Sanitarium weet-bix (1 kg) $5.27
Condensed milk (395 gms) $2.29
Sugar (1 kg) $1.32

I ought to point out that this is from various shopping lists

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Some of the prices are a bit steep ie cauliflower, brocolli. The rest are comparable to the UK. Well it will be definitely be growing my veggies in the green house/shed job when I get to Australia.

It is definitely helpful that cost comparison.

Thanks

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Some of the prices are a bit steep ie cauliflower, brocolli. The rest are comparable to the UK. Well it will be definitely be growing my veggies in the green house/shed job when I get to Australia.

It is definitely helpful that cost comparison.

Thanks

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Some of those prices are a bit steep compared to where I am in Queensland !!
eg:
Milk $2.59 (2 litres) - Our local shop $1.99 today
Avocado $1.79 each - Woolworths catalogue today 94c each

It always pays to shop around, and realise that the supermarkets are normally much more expensive than the local fruit stores for fruit and veg.

On the way back from school I just picked up:
$1.40 1 sliced white loaf
$1.99 12 Eggs
$1.99 2 litres milk

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As I've mentioned before I'm in regional South Australia and so things have to travel further to get to us...

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i am sure different time of the year commodities would cost different, not the packed stuff but yes veggies and fruits do, atleast here india they do become expensive during summer time and dirt cheap during winters.

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Some of those prices are a bit steep compared to where I am in Queensland !!
eg:
Milk $2.59 (2 litres) - Our local shop $1.99 today
Avocado $1.79 each - Woolworths catalogue today 94c each

It always pays to shop around, and realise that the supermarkets are normally much more expensive than the local fruit stores for fruit and veg.

On the way back from school I just picked up:
$1.40 1 sliced white loaf
$1.99 12 Eggs
$1.99 2 litres milk
Stupid question but dont they have something like the UK over here, Tesco, Sainsbury and the lot. Local shops tend to be a bit on the steep over here.

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Stupid question but dont they have something like the UK over here, Tesco, Sainsbury and the lot. Local shops tend to be a bit on the steep over here.
Yes there are Coles (where that list comes from), Safeways (also known as Woolworths - nothing like the old UK company), IGA and others.

Small corner shops here can be more expensive than the supermarkets (like the UK) but some of them can specialise (like She's Apples) and so you can get more variety.

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