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    Default Cost of everyday living

    Is it just me, or is the cost of everyday living just ridiculous now? I live in Perth so not sure if this is normal Australia wide or just because we live in Perth?

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    It's spiralling out of control!

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    Grocery shopping is ridiculous, after i have unpacked everything at home it makes me sad how little amount of items i get for my $$

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    We are really stretched to the limit at te moment. School fees are doing quite a bit of damage every month. But food & other groceries is incredibly expensive 😢

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    Yep my weekly budget has doubled in less than 3 years.

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    Yep it sucks. We have a weekly budget for our groceries and trying to get everything we need within that budget is so difficult! I am in Sydney which I think is the worst in Aus

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    For us its fuel expenses hurting the most with DH working so far away. We really want to move to reduce it! But groceries have become increasingly expensive over the last few years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littleladybug View Post
    Grocery shopping is ridiculous, after i have unpacked everything at home it makes me sad how little amount of items i get for my $$
    The other day I walked out of iga with 1 bag of shopping it was $32 I had nothing in there :-(
    Rent, petrol & electricity are ridiculous

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    I always thought IGA was meant to be cheaper compared to Coles and Woolies, but our local IGA is ridiculously expensive for some reason, given that there are 2 Coles and 2 Woolies within 5 minutes of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littleladybug View Post
    I always thought IGA was meant to be cheaper compared to Coles and Woolies, but our local IGA is ridiculously expensive for some reason, given that there are 2 Coles and 2 Woolies within 5 minutes of it!
    I always thought IGA was more expensive because they're smaller and can't compete with the 2 giants.


 

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