Cost of living in Australia

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  1. pingpong

    pingpong Senior IL'ite

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    Hello friends,

    We are currently in USA and soon planning to move down to Melbourne. I have been checking on the cost of goods in Australia. They seem to be lot higher. I checked against IKEA USA and IKEA OZ. The cost of the same product in IKEA OZ is $50 costlier than IKEA USA. This increase in price holds good for small kitchen storage containers to furniture.

    I was aware that the cost of goods in Australia were expensive compared to any other country. But I did not expect such a difference. How much is the sales tax in Oz? We are migrating to Oz to have better savings. My husband's salary will be in the order of 150K AUD / year. Not sure if it is a right move, thinking about the cost of living in Oz and whether we will be able to achieve our goal.

    Thanks.
     
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    PinkRubies Moderator Staff Member Platinum IL'ite

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    Cost of living is higher in Oz than say UK or US, but 150K an year is more than enough if you really wanted u can save atleast half of that.
     
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