JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 3653
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 14:09

Talk is cheap, but not in Australia


The price of a pre-paid mobile phone is nearly nine times more in Sydney than Los Angeles, according to new cost of living research.

Cost of living was a key election issue and new research is showing why. Aussies are paying on average nearly four times more for their phone usage than their US counterparts, and nearly three times more than people living in the UK. When comparing individual cities, Los Angeles costs $0.11 per minutes compared to Sydney, which is nearly 9 times more at $1.00 per minute.

Surfing the web also costs considerably more in Australia than the US and UK, with Australians paying on average over 80% more than the UK, and over 25% more than the US.

The data does show, however, that Australians have the highest median monthly disposable salary after tax.

The comparison guide uses data collected primarily from Numbeo, which describes itself as the world’s largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide, and provides "current and timely information" on world living conditions including cost of living, housing indicators, health care, traffic, crime and pollution.

Users can use the tool from Budget Direct to make their own cost comparisons as well as compare info on crime rate and property prices, to help determine good locations for a holiday or a permanent move. Cities included include Los Angeles, London and New York, among others.

Check out the tool for yourself here and see if it would be cheaper, and perhaps more fulfilling, to live abroad.


As part of our Lead Machine Methodology we will help you get more leads, more customers and more business. Let us help you develop your digital marketing campaign

Digital Marketing is ideal in these tough times and it can replace face to face marketing with person to person marketing via the phone conference calls and webinars

Significant opportunity pipelines can be developed and continually topped up with the help of Digital Marketing so that deals can be made and deals can be closed

- Newsletter adverts in dynamic GIF slideshow formats

- News site adverts from small to large sizes also as dynamic GIF slideshow formats

- Guest Editorial - get your message out there and put your CEO in the spotlight

- Promotional News and Content - displayed on the homepage and all pages

- Leverage our proven event promotion methodology - The Lead Machine gets you leads

Contact Andrew our digital campaign designer on 0412 390 000 or via email andrew.matler@itwire.com



Security requirements such as confidentiality, integrity and authentication have become mandatory in most industries.

Data encryption methods previously used only by military and intelligence services have become common practice in all data transfer networks across all platforms, in all industries where information is sensitive and vital (financial and government institutions, critical infrastructure, data centres, and service providers).

Get the full details on Layer-1 encryption solutions straight from PacketLight’s optical networks experts.

This white paper titled, “When 1% of the Light Equals 100% of the Information” is a must read for anyone within the fiber optics, cybersecurity or related industry sectors.

To access click Download here.




Recent Comments