So we live in Scarborough which seem like its a small beach and relaxing town.
We are about 35min from thr city brisbane. We love our new apartment…and its beautiful and right on the beach..
But!! Yes but!! Things are super expensive out here for our family of 6.
Let me give you a clue
To take uber or taxi from our apartment to the closest mall which is about 20min drive cost us 25 usd. Now with our large family we neef 2 ubers. So to go to tge mall is 50 usd. And return back home another 50 usd. Now that is 100 usd just to get out and visit the mall. That is a killer there.
Now lets talk about the same experience in another country like medelling where we had our last visit. It Will cost us $5 usd for both ways or we can even walk to it.
So you see we are rethinking already if Australia is for our clan.
I know, we have to do the zoo and all the islands…but after you have done all the zoos in about 20 different countries I think you will agree all lions look pretty much the same. And once you have done islands in palawan Philippines then you will agree we have done great islands.
But to dive the great barrier reef i think will be our most cherished moment in the aussie land. So I guess this means we will spend our 2 months here in Scarborough finishing most of our school work and when we move yo cairns for our dive we will then be able to complete australia with a bang.
Now lets talk about food…its american style dishes here so its super expensive too… and we have priced stuff from 3 grocery stores like Woolworths, coles and Aldi which Aldi is thr cheapest we have found which is about 20min drive also.
Our grocery store
Our beautiful apartment