why do costs have to be so much!?? its getting harder and harder to be able to afford things. banks dont help by increasing interest rates.cant the government do anything??..oh yeah they gave themselves pay rises and watch as big companies fire hard working australians and move job overseas!!
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14-02-2012 17:37 #1
Sydney one of the most expensive cities to live in...
15-02-2012 20:46 #2
Sydney is very expensive, I honestly don't know how people on less than average incomes survive!
That said, I would prefer living here than the 10 cheapest cities. I wonder where the "happy medium" is?
15-02-2012 21:20 #3
I rant about this all the time. The strengthening dollar SHOULD mean imports (ie most things we buy!) getting cheaper. SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper than 18 months ago.
I spend a fair bit of time in Canada, whose dollar has gone up like ours. there you see signs in shops advertising dropping prices due to the Canadian dollar going up.
We've compared prices between Canada (similar economy), Singapore (similar logistics issues) and Australia on things as diverse as cars, dishwashers and dryer sheets, and basically can only conclude Australians are being ripped off massively.
Some huge pack of middle men are making a KILLING at the expense of the rest of us. I for one am mad about it!
ETA - the above applies to Australia generally. In terms of Sydney the property market is ridiculously overpriced but supply/demand issues mean it will probably stay high for the medium term, in my view.
Last edited by tiggerfields; 15-02-2012 at 21:23.
15-02-2012 21:30 #4
I hate Sydney. I want to leave this city and never come back - too bad about needing an income
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