Category Archive: Cost of Living

Jun 27 2017

Minimum Wage in Australia 2017

O the 1st July 2017, the minimum wage in Australia will rise by 3.3%

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Jan 11 2017

Cooling Fan Running Costs

How much does it cost to run a Room Fan for Cooling A small Box fan, rated at 47 watts, if left running for 24 hours per day, would use 1.128kWh of electricity each day. The Electricity cost in January 2017 (in Brisbane area) is $0.25586 per kWh. The running cost for that 47 watt …

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Sep 12 2016

Earnings by Industry 2016 in Australia

Australian Average Wages by Industry 2016 Figures issued by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, show the following Average Annual Earnings for Males over 15 year of age, for Full Time Adult Total Earnings, including overtime and penalty rates. This chart shows the average for May 2016 $144,570 Mining $ 78,281 Manufacturing $101,577 Electricity, Gas, Water …

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Aug 24 2016

Price of Eggs in Australia

Cost of 12 Eggs in Australia
The prices vary depending on Cage or Free Range, and between the choice of shop.
It also varies on the size of eggs, 600gm, 700gm and 800gm being the most common.
The following prices are for the 700gm eggs:

Aug 23 2016

Swap n Go 8.5kg Gas Cylinder

Swap n Go 8.5kg or 9kg Gas Cylinder
The confusion between whether a BBQ Gas bottle is 8.5 or 9 kg is easily sorted out:
The actual fill capacity of a 9kg BBQ Gas bottle is 8.5kg

Aug 05 2016

Food Costs in Australia: Use a Butcher or a Supermarket?

Food Costs in Australia: Use a Butcher or a Supermarket to buy your Meat? Many people do their grocery shopping at a Supermarket, and don’t shop around at the other smaller specialist shops, such as a local Butcher. Not all areas have a butcher that caters for a reasonable price, but I have found one …

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Jun 27 2016

Minimum Wage in Australia 2016

Australian National Minimum Wage from July 2016 As at July 2016 the Australian national minimum wage is $17.70 per hour or $672.70 per 38 hour week (before tax). This applied from the first pay period after 1 July 2016 Previous Australian Minimum Wage Rates The Minimum Wage rate for July 2015 was $17.29 per hour …

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May 31 2016

Average Australian Earnings November 2015

Average Australian Earnings in November 2015 TREND ESTIMATES from the ABS November 2015 Average Earnings Full Time $1,499.30 per week ($77,964 per year) for Full-Time Adult Average Ordinary Time Earnings, an increase of 1.7% in 12 months $1,556.30 per week ($80,928 per year) for Full-Time Adult Average Weekly Total Earnings, an increase of 1.2% in …

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Apr 29 2016

Average Daily Residential Water Consumption in Queensland

South East Queensland Average daily residential water consumption was 159 Litres per person in September 2015
South East Queensland has reduced its average water consumption by almost 16% in the period between 2012 and Sept 2015, but some area have done much Better, and Worse.
The Scenic Rim area has been best with a reduction from 190 litres per person to just 101, although both those numbers look out of the normal range.

Apr 19 2016

Disability Support Pension Rates March 2016

Disability Support Pension Rates March 2016 The payment rates for Disability Support Pension are updated on 20 March and 20 September each year for those 21 years of age and over. Pension rates per fortnight Single Couple each Couple combined Couple each, separated due to ill health Maximum basic rate $794.80 $599.10 $1,198.20 $794.80 Maximum …

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