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Old 11-08-2005, 10:36 AM   #1
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Price of Eggs

I was just reading the "jobs" thread and couldn't help but think what a pittance some of you earn. But then I thought maybe your dollar or pound buys you more than here in Oz.

So what does it cost you for basic foods, e.g.:

loaf of sliced bread?
2 litres of milk (about 2.1 US quarts, 1.75 UK quarts)
500gram fillet steak (17.6 oz)
a dozen 600gm (large) battery eggs
a pound of butter
various vegetables
various fruits
a supermarket rotisserie chicken
5000 sq ft home.

Cliffy you don't need to answer, we all know you guys live on curry and chips.
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Old 11-08-2005, 01:24 PM   #2
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mmmmm..... curry and chips
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Old 11-08-2005, 02:56 PM   #3
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Wally, you have a strange list of basic foods. I was under the impression that the basic food in Oz was beer and then if you had anything left over you could buy those other frivolous items.

So anyway, a 12 oz can of beer will run you anywhere from $1.50 to $4.00 at your local billabong depending where it's located. In the big cities expect the higher price. In the small bars, expect the lower price.

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Old 11-08-2005, 03:06 PM   #4
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here in Puerto Rico...

sliced bread - $1.15 i believe

2L of milk - $3.25, hence why at home we buy the gallon for $2.99

17oz of steak - gf wont let me eat that.... doesnt want me to get heart problems like dad had.

a dozen of eggs.... gotta check that, last time i saw them u could get a dozen for around $1.50 i think, or less. used to be a dollar.

good old Country Crock (or however its called) - $1.95

various fruits + vegetables - depends on how much we buy, but estimating a few bananas, apples, potatos, carrots, broccoli, grapes.... like $10?

uhh.... just chicken? well, the whole small one costs $3.95 or something. meat is the one thing here in PR thats very damn expensive.

i live in an apartment that costs just $600 monthly in one of the most expensive cities in PR. the building front-right of us has apartments starting at $350,000. top apartments cost over $1mil. ours cost at first around $115,000 (26 years ago). value went up to around $180,000 now.

but my dad-in-law's main home (which is in front of the beach).... i dunno, he bought the terrain long ago. house has a value of around $300,000. funny thing is, ive seen houses smaller than his (his is very big) and they can cost at least twice as much, just cuz of the zones they are built in.
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Old 11-08-2005, 03:27 PM   #5
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Bread- $ 1.07 with tax
Milk- $ 2.25 with tax
Steak- ranges from $10.77 -$15.18 with tax
Eggs- $ 2.89
Butter- $1.97
Veggies- $0.68 lbs for Green Bell Peppers (4065)
Fruits- $.011 lbs for Bananas (4011)
Chicken- $ 4.65 with tax
5000 sq ft home- No ****ing clue, don't sell 'em
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Old 11-08-2005, 05:12 PM   #6
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It all depends on how 'budget' you want to go...

loaf of sliced bread? [3]
2 litres of milk (about 2.1 US quarts, 1.75 UK quarts)[3.5]
500gram fillet steak (17.6 oz)[15]
a dozen 600gm (large) battery eggs [1.5]
a pound of butter [2]
various vegetables [6]
various fruits [15]
a supermarket rotisserie chicken [4]
5000 sq ft home. [?]
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Old 11-09-2005, 01:27 AM   #7
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Wally, you have a strange list of basic foods. I was under the impression that the basic food in Oz was beer and then if you had anything left over you could buy those other frivolous items.

So anyway, a 12 oz can of beer will run you anywhere from $1.50 to $4.00 at your local billabong depending where it's located. In the big cities expect the higher price. In the small bars, expect the lower price.

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You have a remarkable insight into the Australian psyche. A party box of 36x 375ml VB 4.9% cans is about A$36 and a slab is about A$28 and the two stroke Hahn Light 2.7% is about A$25 for 4 x six packs = 24 tubes. I don't know how much the 750ml long necks are.

Billabong .... I like it.
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Old 11-09-2005, 01:49 AM   #8
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Billabong .... I like it.
I noticed that too...
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Old 11-09-2005, 03:24 PM   #9
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You have a remarkable insight into the Australian psyche......
I've always felt like I didn't belong here, like I was taken away at birth and put in this place. I always knew I was meant to be somewhere else........Australia !

Actually, I hung out with a bunch of ausies while I was living in Ghana for 3 years. What a great bunch. So easy going and fun loving. I had a great time with those guys. They are not that different than myself so I could relate easily.

Someday I will get down there.

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Old 11-09-2005, 04:03 PM   #10
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Ok, to compare, what is this with the 5000 square foot house?

Mine is 1500 s.f. on a third of an acre, and is valued at $295k:

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And mine is twice that size not including the separate mother-in-law house on a same sized lot in the city and it is worth around $210K.

Prices vary greatly depending on where you live.

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Yeah, when I moved to Baltimore in '99, one of the rowhouses I was looking at was $35k. In January of this year, the same rowhouse sold for $550k. And it was a lot like one of these brick ones:



MAYBE 800 s.f.
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Yeah, when I moved to Baltimore in '99, one of the rowhouses I was looking at was $35k. In January of this year, the same rowhouse sold for $550k. And it was a lot like one of these brick ones:



MAYBE 800 s.f.
I know how that is. When we bought our second house in Severn, Maryland back in 1998 it was $175,000.00 We sold it after being on the market for 3 days in 2002 for $369,000.00

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Old 11-09-2005, 10:25 PM   #14
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Here are some 4 yearold pics of my holiday house on the Queensland gold coast. I took the snap with my back to the water. I built most of it myself (yes even the kitchen cabinets) and am currently building two more bedrooms, a second kitchen, rumpus, laundry, a garage and bathroom underneath. The footprint is not that big (2400 sq ft top floor, about 4400 sq ft finished), but I built it high enough to get a boat in under (3.3m = 10.8ft); total height is 10m.

Had it valued last week @ $850k and cost me about $200k including land. No doubt because it is so close to the broadwater.
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Old 11-09-2005, 10:25 PM   #15
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and we got our 3400sf house in Saratoga County, NY in...1995 for about $320,000. we got it assesed a few years back and it was valued at about $400,000. its in the woods, and the closest body of water is the reservoir down the street (we live in a small neighborhood, all custom homes)



and then there's my grandmother's old house in East Hampton, NY, just sold for $3 million. not sure about the square footage, but its smaller than our house. BUT it overlooks Gardiner's Bay, and has a stairway that leads from the back'yard' to the bay.



so yes, in real estate its all about location

PS. Wally, i love the house.
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