Category Archive: Comparisons

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Mar 06 2012

Credit Card Debt

Credit Card Debt per head of Population Latest figures for Australian Credit Card debt are: Oct-2008 $40,029,000,000 Oct-2009 $41,127,000,000 Oct-2010 $43,666,000,000 or $1,958 per head of population Oct-2011 $44,789,000,000 or $1,990 per head of population These figures only include Credit Card debt that accrues interest, therefore avoiding the inclusion of the large number of accounts …

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Win a Luxurious home in Australia with Hometown Prize Draws.

For Books with Free Delivery to Australia, look at: BookDepository UK and USA

Feb 24 2012

Suicide rates in Australia and England

In 2009 the suicide rate in Australia was slightly higher than it was in England, with rates of 9.69 and 8.78 per 100,000 population respectively. Data: England has a population of approximately 50 million In 2009, there were 4,390 suicides in England or 8.78 per 100,000 http://www.stampoutsuicide.org.uk/england_and_wales.aspx Australia has a population of approximately 22 million …

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Win a Luxurious home in Australia with Hometown Prize Draws.

For Books with Free Delivery to Australia, look at: BookDepository UK and USA

Dec 07 2011

HSBC Expat Explorer Survey 2011 Australia v UK

A comparison of the HSBC Expat Explorer Survey 2011 results between Australia and the United Kingdom produced the following results: Overall League Table 20th Australia 29th United Kingdom A selection of individual category results were: Economics UK – Aus 24 – 21 Overall 24 – 11 Swimming pool 26 – 11 Nicer Cars 28 – …

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Win a Luxurious home in Australia with Hometown Prize Draws.

For Books with Free Delivery to Australia, look at: BookDepository UK and USA

Dec 07 2011

Minimum Hourly Wages Worldwide

Real hourly minimum wages from www.oecd.org 2010 Real hourly minimum wages The following figures have been converted to US Dollars in the OECD charts. $11.70 Luxembourg $11.61 Australia $10.86 France $10.67 Ireland $ 9.99 Belgium $ 9.99 Netherlands $ 8.34 Canada $ 8.16 Japan $ 7.96 New Zealand $ 7.87 United Kingdom $ 6.49 United …

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Aug 13 2011

Property Prices UK and Australia 2011

Comparing house prices between the UK and Australia can be looked at in different ways. One way is the simple median price in each country, and convert at the current exchange rate. For the UK you could take figures for Greater London £419,091 Average house price based on 19,482 sales in April-June 2011. and compare …

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Jul 31 2011

How Times Have Changed 2002 to 2011

GBP-AUD 31st July 2011

How times have changed since I returned to Australia. Australian Dollar Value against the British Pound 31st July 2002 2.8985 31st July 2011 1.4934 Australia Minimum Wage July 2002 $431.40 per week or £148.84 July 2011 $589.30 per week or £394.60 Up 37% in Australian terms or 165% after UK Conversion Australia Average Adult Full …

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Jun 30 2011

Drink Driving Statistics in Australia

Drink Driving in Australia When are you classified as Drunk? In Australia you are drunk when you have 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood In the UK you are drunk when you have 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood So LEGALLY, even if the numbers are the same, there will be many …

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Jun 29 2011

Food Price Check: Bacon

Bacon from my local Butcher 29th June 2011

A comparison price on the cost of Bacon in Australia and UK at: 29th June 2011 I hesitated on doing this supermarket price comparison, as I always buy meat from a butcher in Australia, as it is always cheaper for me. Also, Australian bacon isn’t quite the same as British bacon. However, here are some …

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Jun 29 2011

Food Price Check: Bread

A comparison price on the cost of Fresh Bread in Australia and UK at: 29th June 2011 Australia $1.29 Homebrand Bread – White Sandwich 700g ($0.18 per 100g) $3.29 Mighty Soft Large Slice White Sandwich Bread 700g ($0.47 per 100g) United Kingdom £0.60 Tesco Medium Sliced White Loaf 800G (£0.08 per 100g) (A$0.12) £1.25 Hovis …

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Jun 29 2011

Food Price Check: Eggs

A comparison price on the cost of Eggs in Australia and UK at: 29th June 2011 Australia $2.91 Homebrand Eggs 12 700g ($0.42 per 100g) ($0.24 each) $4.00 Woolworths Select Eggs Free Range 12pk 700g ($0.57 per 100g) ($0.33 each) United Kingdom £1.25 Tesco Value Eggs Minimum Weight Box Of 15 (£0.08 each) (A$0.12 each) …

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Jun 29 2011

Food Price Check: Rice

A comparison price on the cost of Rice in Australia and UK at: 29th June 2011 Australia $3.21 Homebrand Rice Long Grain 2kg ($1.60 per kg) United Kingdom £2.49 Tesco Long Grain Rice 2Kg (£1.25 per kg) (A$1.90) Australian Prices from Woolworths UK prices from Tesco. Currency Conversion done at A$1.52 to the GBP£

Jun 29 2011

Food Price Check: Coca Cola

A comparison price on the cost of Coca Cola in Australia and UK at: 29th June 2011 Australia $3.72 Coca Cola Bottle 2L ($1.86 per litre) $17.73 Coca Cola Drink Cans 15X375ml ($3.15 per litre) United Kingdom £1.78 Coca Cola Regular 2 Litre Bottle (£0.89 per litre) (A$1.35) £4.89 Coca Cola Regular 12 X 330Ml …

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Jun 29 2011

Food Price Check: Orange Juice

A comparison price on the cost of Orange Juice in Australia and UK at: 29th June 2011 Australia $3.00 Homebrand Juice Orange 3L ($1.00 per litre) $6.12 Original Juice Premium Gable Orange Pulp Free 2L ($3.06 per litre) United Kingdom £1.78 Tesco Fc Pure Orange Juice 2Ltr (£0.90 per litre) (A$1.37) £3.48 Tropicana Smooth Orange …

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Jun 29 2011

Food Price Check: Milk

A comparison price on the cost of Fresh Milk in Australia and UK at: 29th June 2011 Australia $2.00 Homebrand Milk Whole 2L ($1.00 per litre) $3.56 Pauls Trim Milk Reduced Fat 2L ($1.78 per litre) United Kingdom £1.49 Tesco Whole Milk 2.272Ltr/4 Pints (£0.66 per litre) (A$1.00) £1.80 Cravendale Skimmed Milk 2 Litre (£0.90 …

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Jun 28 2011

Food Prices UK and Australia in 2011

Woolworths Prices 28th June 2011

A few comparisons of Food prices in the United Kingdom and Australia in June 2011. United Kingdom: Tesco Supermarket The four groups of food above show the following prices from: www.tesco.com on June 28th 2011 £0.60 Tesco Medium Sliced White Loaf 800g £0.08 per 100gm £1.40 Warburtons Farmhouse White Bread 800G £0.18 per 100gm £1.49 Tesco Whole …

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Jun 17 2011

Australia in size comparison to UK and Europe

Australia and Europe Comparison

Is Australia bigger than UK and Europe This image shows the comparison between Australia, the UK and Europe in an easy to recognise format: The landmass of the our two countries are: 7,682,300 sq km Australia 241,930 sq km United Kingdom Total (Land and Water) 7,741,220 sq km Australia (the 6th largest country in the world) 243,610 …

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Apr 17 2011

Education Spending per School Child

I have often read that Australia spends less per child on Education than the UK, and today I was looking at some statistics on this from the OECD. This showed that the UK spent $17,114 per child, and Australia spent $15,338 per child, which, at first glance does indicate that the UK actually does spend …

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Mar 31 2011

Petrol Prices UK v Australia

Petrol Price comparison UK and Australia

Following the price of Oil recently, and the price of Petrol locally in Australia, I have wondered why Petrol hasn’t risen faster in price. I probably seem odd to many people, as petrol has been rising, and no-one likes it going up. However… It could be much WORSE. We have a very strong Dollar in …

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Mar 03 2011

What does your Electricity cost you ?

Electricity prices in Europe 2009

I recently checked the actual cost per kWh of electricity in both the UK and Australia, and found that both countries were comparable, when comparing QLD to Southern Electric, The Cost per unit was 11.78p in UK and 21.351 cents in Australia.  At an Exchange rate of 1.8, the cost would be equal, and with …

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Feb 25 2011

Beef Consumption in UK and Australia

A surprising couple of figures I found today show that Australians eat 7 times as much beef person than the British. Australians eat an average 35.7 kg of beef per person, per year Total consumption of beef in Australia is projected to rise in 2010 to 760,000 tonnes http://www.nff.org.au/commodities-beef-cattle.html and Almost half of the 300,000 …

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