Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Is it expensive to live in Melbourne?

To buy or not to buy, that is the question... =)

We did some grocery shopping last Sunday after church in Westfield Shoppingtown, Doncaster. It's a shopping mall, so I'm told you can actually get cheaper groceries if you go to the local market, butcher etc... but anyway, this is just to say that if you work and live in Melbourne, groceries are actually not that expensive...

ok, fine, there was a sale, and we were happily shopping... we don't usually buy so many of everything... we literally filled up our whole 6-seater dining table... here are some things we had amongst others...
- 16.89 kg of chicken wings
- 12 cans of whole button mushrooms
- 7 packs of fresh strawberries
- fishballs, noodles, cabbage, spinach, baby pak choy, tins of curry gravy, prawn dumplings, 2 bottles of soya bean, 1.5 litre tub of Capilano honey, packs of mac n cheese, big bottles of sauces, 18 boxes of chrysanthemum tea (u can only see 12 there coz some people drank a whole pack by the time we got home), 20 packs of chips/snacks, 2 bottles of apple juice, biscuits, bread, tissue... can't remember everything... try to figure it out =)

anyway, the whole table load of groceries cost about $140... which if u don't convert to other currencies, is pretty cool =)


Marilyn said...

Wah so much food can last you for more then a week i think ha!ha!

Ebbie Low said...

we're guessing about 2 weeks =)

Shuey said...
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Shuey said...

There are plenty of Asian grocery stores at Box Hill Centro, abt 4-5 kms from Doncaster Shoppingtown. During the weekends the place is packed with Asians and I thought I was in some Asian city instead of Melbourne :P

Aldi at Pines Shopping Centre is another alternative to Coles and Safeway.