Yesterday the old boy across the road was raving about some lunatic TV programme which had it that Australians were flocking to NZ because the cost of living was lower there than in Australia. Accordingly, This morning I spent half an hour or so on the net looking at Coles and Countdown supermarket prices.
Now you know why I don't watch the junk which passes for TV news and current affairs.
Try telling Auckland ratepayers their cost of living is low. Their house prices are approaching those of Sydney and their rates are going up by leaps and bounds.
Anyway, here's the food basket which shows what you get in Australia for $144.84 costs $168.41 in NZ. So much for TV news.
|Supermarket prices Aust/NZ|
|Aust Coles||NZ Countdown|
|Toilet paper||1 x 4||5||4|