Australia's $20 hamburger and fries??????

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Subject: Australia's $20 hamburger and fries??????
  Sharon your information is wrong! At Macdonald a Big Mac meal is about $5.95.

A burger and chips from a fish and chip shop will cost you about the same.

Cost of living in Australia is a little more then Canada but not that much. But wages are much better. The current min wage is about $15/h. plus you get paid sick days, 4 week paid leave.


[09-03-2010,11:33]
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Pete Richards
(in reply to: Australia's $20 hamburger and fries??????)
then why are my friends that just came back complaining how expensive everything is? One of the reasons I am told is that restaurants forgo tipping and pay higher wages instead - which builds increased costs into the actual meals.
[09-03-2010,14:37]
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Sharon
(in reply to: Australia's $20 hamburger and fries??????)
Well your friend is full of it! I was just in Australia last month. I lived there for 25 years. Fuel cost about $1.10L, Plane ticket from Sydney to Melbourne ( 1000 km flight ) cost me $38 with tax. Loaf of bread cost me about $2. A dozen eggs cost me about $2.50. How is this much more expensive then Canada? $20 dollars will easily buy 2 or 3 people lunch! Not $20 for a hamburger and fries like your think! Like Canada and every other place on earth, you have expensive restaurants and cheap restaurants. Tell your friends to not eat meals at the hotel they must have stayed at!

Is Australia more expensive to live? I would say just a little. But not by much! What you would spend $100 on in Canada would probably cost $100-110 in Australia. So a min wage this is double that of Canada compensates I think.

[09-03-2010,16:38]
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Pete Richards
(in reply to: Australia's $20 hamburger and fries??????)
They were there for a month in October.

I am not disputing what you are saying. Just conveying their surprise at how costly it was during their trip. They are not extravigant folks so I had no reason to doubt them.

From what I am reading, minimum wage is $14.31 but I believe there may be some qualifyers.

Really, who cares.

I am sick and tired of defending Canada, what it offers, how it treats prospective Canadians, what it claims and who is responsible for people´s expectations.

People should do their homework, get real, get all the facts and then think for themselves. Always blaming someone else is rediculous. If you don´t like what you see or what you find, STAY HOME or by all means, go to the US or Australia or the moon for that matter.

Whine somewhere else.


[09-03-2010,17:12]
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Sharon
(in reply to: Australia's $20 hamburger and fries??????)
I prefer Canadian Movies over OZ Movies. The men (bloaks) in the OZ movies seem so Macho and the country itself seems less accepting of migrants then Canada.

To me it is like the trailer park boys in every OZ movie.

Never been there so I can´t judge but if your doing OZ Immigration find anbother site to convince others that it is a great place to live.

I remeber 15 years ago that a TEA IN COPENHAGEN train station WAS $5.00 and Gas was $5.00 per litre. Granted their transit system was far better but.....

Roy
www.cvimmigration.com

[09-03-2010,18:46]
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Roy
(in reply to: Australia's $20 hamburger and fries??????)
I have some very dear Aussie friends that don´t fit the Bloak stereotype (in fact they are flaming gay) so I think it is safe to assume that all Aussies are not the same, just like all Canadians are not all the same.

I do know that racism is as big an issue in Australia as it is here - if not more so. But that can also be said for US, Pakistan, Iraq (ever put a Sunni and Shite in the same room with a Kurd, Korea and the list goes on and on. Getting all sactimonious about how racist Canada is really an exercise in futility.


[09-03-2010,20:02]
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Sharon
(in reply to: Australia's $20 hamburger and fries??????)
Im not running down Canada at all. I think its a great country. I also think Australia is great! Both have there good and bad points. Roy Australia has just as much Multiculturalism and Diversity as Canada. You can´t really say one is more accepting then the other when both accept more then 200,000 immigrants each year. Most from non-European countries.
[09-03-2010,21:40]
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Pete Richards
(in reply to: Australia's $20 hamburger and fries??????)
The lord Mayor of Melbourne from 2001-2008 was a Chinese born Australian. ( city of 4 million. Australia´s second largest ) Not bad for a country full of less accepting trailer-park boys. Must be a awful place to live when it always finishes in the top 3 countries to live in list from the UN´s human development list!
[09-03-2010,21:50]
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Pete Richards
(in reply to: Australia's $20 hamburger and fries??????)
One tends exaggerate things to support his/her statements. Unfortunately for Sharon, there are people who have been to Australia.

LOL

[09-03-2010,21:55]
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apron
I do not trust the UNīs human development (in reply to: Australia's $20 hamburger and fries??????)
I do not trust the UNīs human development

If you make good money any country is awesome, and if you don´t make good money then even Americas is hell

[09-03-2010,23:17]
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Anonymous
(in reply to: Australia's $20 hamburger and fries??????)
apron, you may wish to take to heart the statements you make about others.
[10-03-2010,00:06]
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Sharon