Cost of living crisis

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Re: Cost of living crisis

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Hotels are pretty similar priced as 5 years ago i would think in PP, or was i just lucky after the pandemic. And i would think, since 2013 i come in PP, the wages doubled also (correct me if wrong). In Belgium we have the wages officially conected with the cost of living, its called index-connected (no idea whats the official english word is), and because of that all the wages jumped about 10-15% up this year (because of energy-prices last year). There is a lot of discussion about it because Belgium has already more or less the most expensive labour-costs in the UE, but in fact, even in the KOW, without this system, the wages follow also the cost of living. I think if it wouldnt be, less people will come from the province to come to work in expensive PP !! ?? And coming from a EURO-country, sometimes we have the big advantage from counting in Euros and paying in dollars (thats also about 15% up in less then a year !! ??
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Big price rises in Australia. Food much more expensive but rents worse. A room in a share house has gone from $200 to $250 and a house at least $500 a week.
Thai or Cambodian rice is now $4.50 a kg. Used to be $2.50 I think. How much is rice in Cambodia. A few bargains here, mandarins are $2.75 and strawberries $2 a punnet.
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willyhilly wrote: Thu Aug 17, 2023 5:10 pm Big price rises in Australia. Food much more expensive but rents worse. A room in a share house has gone from $200 to $250 and a house at least $500 a week.
Thai or Cambodian rice is now $4.50 a kg. Used to be $2.50 I think. How much is rice in Cambodia. A few bargains here, mandarins are $2.75 and strawberries $2 a punnet.
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Ryan754326 wrote: Thu Aug 17, 2023 8:26 am Is all of this economic turmoil not the expected result of shutting the world down for almost 2 years, while handing out trillions of dollars?
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newkidontheblock wrote: Wed Aug 16, 2023 10:26 pm Weekly shopping used to cost 75-100 dollars, now it’s 125-150. Of course when missus was away, grocery shopping costs fell. Restaurant food costs rose dramatically. Restaurants used to be 5-15 dollars/entree, now 20-40 dollars.

This is the US, Texas. Other places my vary.
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phlezk wrote:
newkidontheblock wrote: Wed Aug 16, 2023 10:26 pm Weekly shopping used to cost 75-100 dollars, now it’s 125-150. Of course when missus was away, grocery shopping costs fell. Restaurant food costs rose dramatically. Restaurants used to be 5-15 dollars/entree, now 20-40 dollars.

This is the US, Texas. Other places my vary.
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Yes. Pray to the rain gods. I think another member is just living north of Houston as well.
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Clutch Cargo wrote: Thu Aug 17, 2023 6:43 pm
Ryan754326 wrote: Thu Aug 17, 2023 8:26 am Is all of this economic turmoil not the expected result of shutting the world down for almost 2 years, while handing out trillions of dollars?
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And companies like Qantas which were bailed out by the government to the tune of billions of dollars to help them survive refuse to pay any of it back despite billions of dollars of profit. It’s obscene. So wrong. I hope they go bust in whatever next disaster occurs.
Despite what angsta states, it’s clear from reading through his posts that angsta supports the free FreePalestine movement.
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newkidontheblock wrote: Fri Aug 18, 2023 9:27 pm
phlezk wrote:
newkidontheblock wrote: Wed Aug 16, 2023 10:26 pm Weekly shopping used to cost 75-100 dollars, now it’s 125-150. Of course when missus was away, grocery shopping costs fell. Restaurant food costs rose dramatically. Restaurants used to be 5-15 dollars/entree, now 20-40 dollars.

This is the US, Texas. Other places my vary.
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Yes. Pray to the rain gods. I think another member is just living north of Houston as well.
Praying for rain might not be a good idea.
Some folks in California and Florida prayed for rain, and look what happened to them.
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violet wrote: Sat Sep 02, 2023 3:49 am
Clutch Cargo wrote: Thu Aug 17, 2023 6:43 pm
Ryan754326 wrote: Thu Aug 17, 2023 8:26 am Is all of this economic turmoil not the expected result of shutting the world down for almost 2 years, while handing out trillions of dollars?
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And companies like Qantas which were bailed out by the government to the tune of billions of dollars to help them survive refuse to pay any of it back despite billions of dollars of profit. It’s obscene. So wrong. I hope they go bust in whatever next disaster occurs.
I read in the telegraph UK that qantas are being dragged through the courts for selling already cancelled flights up to 40 days after they actually cancelled the flight, and then issuing I time limited credit note for the price of the flight.
I think the article said they currently have $500 million worth of these credit notes alone.
Apparently they can be fined up to 10% of their yearly turnover for this little scam.
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grumpygit wrote: Sat Sep 02, 2023 5:02 am
violet wrote: Sat Sep 02, 2023 3:49 am
Clutch Cargo wrote: Thu Aug 17, 2023 6:43 pm
Ryan754326 wrote: Thu Aug 17, 2023 8:26 am Is all of this economic turmoil not the expected result of shutting the world down for almost 2 years, while handing out trillions of dollars?
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And companies like Qantas which were bailed out by the government to the tune of billions of dollars to help them survive refuse to pay any of it back despite billions of dollars of profit. It’s obscene. So wrong. I hope they go bust in whatever next disaster occurs.
I read in the telegraph UK that qantas are being dragged through the courts for selling already cancelled flights up to 40 days after they actually cancelled the flight, and then issuing I time limited credit note for the price of the flight.
I think the article said they currently have $500 million worth of these credit notes alone.
Apparently they can be fined up to 10% of their yearly turnover for this little scam.
Yes and the cowardly snivelling (PRic) Alan Joyce scarpers from his CEO position leaving another to face the negative impact of the fall out of all this - and short memories means it won’t be long until she Cops the blame from the public and media for whatever follows.
Despite what angsta states, it’s clear from reading through his posts that angsta supports the free FreePalestine movement.
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