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Experience and expenditure in Perth?

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Experience and expenditure in Perth?

Hello all,

What will be the minimum/basic expenditure for a person in Perth. Includes meals/snacks/dinner and some drinks in reasonable hotels.

And how is the cost of living in Perth? Are there any links which gives information about cost of day to day living in Perth?

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1. Re: Experience and expenditure in Perth?

Use wotif.com.au to get some averages on accommodation costs.

And use a foodie site like urbanspoon to get an idea of various pricings at cafes and restaurants.

Coles.com.au would give you an idea of basic food costs if you want to self cater.

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2. Re: Experience and expenditure in Perth?

Thanks for the reply mate. I will check out

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3. Re: Experience and expenditure in Perth?

Just a tip - "mate" is a term of endearment. Please don't say it to everyone you meet. And not to females on travel forums !

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4. Re: Experience and expenditure in Perth?

Ok. Thanks for the advice

Perth, Australia
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5. Re: Experience and expenditure in Perth?

"mate is a term of endearment"

??

Not in any part of Australia I’ve lived or visited. It’s usually seen as slang for friend or buddy. In my experience people also use it when they can’t pronounce your name. :)

Mostly men use it.. My very Aussie husband says it all the time as in “thanks mate” to bus drivers, shop assistants, bar staff, call centre operators and so on, pretty much regardless of gender. (Though he’d probably call an older woman ma’am.).

This is an excellent cost of living comparison site that someone posted here ages ago: numbeo.com/cost-of-living/compare_countries.…

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6. Re: Experience and expenditure in Perth?

"someone" = AJ

no worries mate

;-)

Perth, Australia
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7. Re: Experience and expenditure in Perth?

Ah thanks AJ I couldn't remember. It's a very interesting site. Maybe "cost of living" should be in the top questions.

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8. Re: Experience and expenditure in Perth?

I agree. Cost of living topic should be at the top!

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9. Re: Experience and expenditure in Perth?

Usually Aussies use Mate to address a person. I see no rudeness in addressing someone as mate. Anyways,.

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10. Re: Experience and expenditure in Perth?

"Usually Aussies use Mate to address a person"

Really? You know a lot of Aussies do you?

Not this one, "Mate"...

Not that it matters but I agree with PP - I don't like being called "Mate" but it is not obvious that I am female from my screen name...although my GSD is a b*tch... No comments required thank you!!!! LOL

My Aussie hubbie would never, ever use "Mate"... but my Pommie Dad does :-)

Cost of living is not really travel related - more for a permanent move which TA is not about...

My thoughts on a daily amount for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks in Perth - $100 per day per person....