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Shopping in Australia- Cutting your Costs

Shopping in Australia- Cutting your Costs

When travelling in Australia one of the first things you’ll notice about the country is the cost of living. The cost of living in Australia is among the highest in the world if not the most expensive in the world. If you want to be able to extend your time in this amazing and beautiful country one of the easiest and quickest ways to save money is by shopping more and eating out less.

Best Places to Shop

The big three stores in Australia for shopping that are everywhere around the country are these three below Woolworths, Coles and IGA. There are some more chain stores other than these, however these are the ones that I tend to stick with and relate to the best value for your money.


Woolworths has 933 stores countrywide in Australia, so you should be able to find one wherever you go in the country. A great place to shop whether your staying in hotel or at a hostel and want to make your own food to cut down on your costs a little.


Coles has 741 stores in Australia, so they are the second biggest store chain in the country. Coles and Woolworths are my favorite to shop at because they always have great deals and sales going on. Its a great place to shop whether youre just staying at a hotel and want to minimize your costs a little bit by getting something to eat from the store once a day.


Having over 5,000 stores in more than 30 countries worldwide IGA ranks up on the list for best places to shop.


These are just the some of the stores that Ive had good encounters with from living in Australia for 6 months and having just returned back from a one month visit to see friends and a country tour.

Again, if you have any recommendations for people just comment below, or if you found this article interesting be sure to share it with your friends or family that have an upcoming trip to Australia.






Living in Taipei, finishing my masters' degree and travelling in my spare time.

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