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    Default How much more Australians pay for power bills..

    http://finance.ninemsn.com.au/newsbu...er-than-others

    130 per cent more for power than Canadians and 70 per cent more than Americans!!!!! SERIOUSLY !!! WHY!!!???

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    No surprise. I read that this morning in the news.

    When I speak to ppl from the US they are shocked at our prices.

    We pay more for everything. Not to mention one friend of mine earns 70k a year has 3 kids and a wife that doesn't work. Has a paid of 4 bedroom house, goes on holidays, is debt free and has no financial struggles.
    He finds it hard to understand how you pay half a million for a piece of crap in a not so nice area.
    Yep the lucky country...

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    I agree with Janesmum - we pay more for everything, and by quite a huge percentage. I'm not sure whether this is a good thing in some cases - i.e. retail where our staff wouldn't be earning a pittance, but we do pay way too much for necessities like utilities, housing, food etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janesmum123 View Post
    No surprise. I read that this morning in the news.

    When I speak to ppl from the US they are shocked at our prices.

    We pay more for everything. Not to mention one friend of mine earns 70k a year has 3 kids and a wife that doesn't work. Has a paid of 4 bedroom house, goes on holidays, is debt free and has no financial struggles.
    He finds it hard to understand how you pay half a million for a piece of crap in a not so nice area.
    Yep the lucky country...
    I know what you mean.. my best friend lives in US and she's always telling me how much cheape things are there. like the the Target over there has the good shirts (which would be $40-or more here) for just $10!!! she bought a whole baby travel system (pram, carrier, baby capsule) for just $200!! (good brand as well)


 

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