The uk has free schooling from reception to uni. Daycare you have to pay for and uni you have to pay for though. I couldn't believe it when I found out we had to pay for normal school and college here!
So it's a different distribution of help money towards families.
French school is free too (and starts from 3yo!!). Uni are basically free (around $500 a year) and childcare is heavily subsidized.
That coupled to the awesome "free" health system and defined benefit retirement make me beg for DH to take us back to France
But nothing compares to the Aussie lifestyle!
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