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Any feedback on clothes prices:
Men's pants
Shirts
Shoes
Women's clothes
Kid's clothes

What about daycare fees?

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Hey, I've lived in Perth (Western Australia) most of my life, this is how much I'd expect to pay for the following (of reasonably decent quality):

Mens pants AU$70-150
Mens shirts AU$40-150
mens shoes AU$100-200

Sorry, can't help much with the womens or kids clothing or daycare fees

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Of course the costs of everything is relative to where you have come from. I think people moving from Asia will generally find it expensive in Australia, and people from Europe will generally find it reasonable - in comparison. A useful resource to compare cost of living for expats is a website calculator called xpatulator. You can find it via google. Hope this helps.
We've moved to Perth from Scotland and I'd say some things here such as rent is relatively expensive compared to what I paid for a year renting in the prime area in Edinburgh.

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All i know is that it is very expensive in Perth!

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Great thread guys, Merci!

This is just the sort of info we have been looking for, it all helps get things into perspective.

I am in the South West of France in the Pyrenees. Just at the very beginning of the adventure, made our minds up two days ago, let the mayhem commence.

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South Australia is one of the cheaper states in Oz! So for Sydney, add another 1/4 probably.

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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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Karen

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I'm going to live in Orange, NSW. The company is going to pay for the rent so that's good for me. Looking at prices of stuff... yeah, they seem to be expensive for me and yes, I'm from Asia.

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Here is an update of the prices since those original prices were back in January 08 and I've noticed some increases in prices over the last month or so.
The updated prices are in red where they have gone up and green where they have gone down or are the same.
There may be a difference due to the seasons as well since we are in a regional area.

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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 The same
Cauliflower $3.68 each $4.98 each
Avocado $1.79 each $1.88 each
Bread rolls $1.29 (6 pack) $2.99 (6 pack)
Milk $2.59 (2 litres) $2.46 - this is Coles cheapest type now
Bacon $4.29 (250gm) $4.69
Kanga banga $3.04 (per kg) Yes Kangaroo sausages! $3.75
Potatoes (Baby) $3.48 for 2kg $3.22
Diced Beef $10.46 (per kg) Extra Trim $.17.99
Mixed Juice (3 litres) $4.19 $4.99
Tea bags (100) $2.39 The same
Ham sliced (100gm) $2.59 Ham (250gm) $5.46
Pizza (500gm family size) $5.56 $.6.71
Toilet cleaner (500 ml) $2.79
Iceberg lettuce $1.22 each $2.98
Bananas $2.98 per kg $1.79 per kg - a reduction!
Butter (500g) $2.37 $2.28 another reduction
Choc ices (10) $4.69 $.6.19
Nutrigrain cereal (805gm) $5.99 $.8.71
Palmolive washing up liquid (375 ml ) $2.49 $4.35
Ice cream (2 litre) $4.98
Sausage (Lamb & leek) (500gms) $4.99 The Same
Lamb leg roast $9.16 per kg $10.99 per kg
Toilet tissue (9 pack) $4.99
Brussel sprouts $8.98 per kg
Cordial (2 litre) $4.27 The same
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 $1.52

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

Regards,
Karen
A stranger stopped in the Coles car park and told me that they drive once a month to Hamilton (about a 2 hour drive) to the Aldi supermarket there. The amount that they save pays for the petrol.

Regards,
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Here is an update of the prices since those original prices were back in January 08 and I've noticed some increases in prices over the last month or so.
The updated prices are in red where they have gone up and green where they have gone down or are the same.
There may be a difference due to the seasons as well since we are in a regional area.



A stranger stopped in the Coles car park and told me that they drive once a month to Hamilton (about a 2 hour drive) to the Aldi supermarket there. The amount that they save pays for the petrol.

Regards,
Karen
Hi Karen

Thanks for the update, but I wonder, how come everything (almost) has become expensive??

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Thanks for the update, but I wonder, how come everything (almost) has become expensive??
Inflation rate is getting bigger currently at 4.5% based on the news... Some report it can even reach 5%

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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.

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