Travelling to Sydney, consider bringing more money to spend !I just came back from a business trip in Sydney, Australia. The last time I travelled to Sydney to work was 2 years ago. From this trip, I felt that the cost of living in Sydney has increased quite substantially. For example, as I was scouting for fruits such as banana in Woolworth supermarket, I came cross 1 kg of banana with price tagged AUD10.49 ! 1 kg of peaches costs AUD19.90. It is end of Spring season, and these fruits are probably imported, but I cannot believe the price can be so outrageously high. The locals were telling me that the reason for the sky-rocketed fruits price is due to the flood in Queensland, which destroyed many farmlands. I think, inflation paid another role for the increased expenses. The Australians are getting increase in wages for the inflation, but it isn't enough to cover the increased expenses.
BUS or LOCAL TRAIN
The local transport is also getting more expensive. Just to travel 5 minutes using a local bus from a shopping mall to my hotel, I paid AUD3.30 for the trip ! For an underground city train ride of about 8 stations, it costs me AUD4.00.