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Cost of living going up again

February 24th, 2013 at 01:10 am

Got a letter in the mail last week to say that my health cover has gone up by $210 for 2013 to be added to next yearís bill this is due this December. Then this week we were told that our electricity bills will be going up by 21% per year around $253 on $1205 bill. I am lucky that I put in solar panels and solar hot water a few years ago now! I donít think my bill will that high but high enough that I will add 21% to my annual total as I have allowed about $100 to $140 per quarter I will allow about extra $30 per quarter so thatís extra $330 added to my budget from July on when these price rises take place. This is on top of my insurance price rise of around $400 last month. Next will be my chiro next one to go up thatís next month price rise.

Weather is bad here again; our ground is soaked from the Januaryís rain depression so it wonít take much to start flooding here.
More rain, flooding, high seas and 100km winds in NSW this weekend and we waiting for another rain depression for our area with about 300mm worth of rain.

3 Responses to “Cost of living going up again”

  1. snafu Says:

    I hope your weather settles soon, the last thing needed is more flooding. I'm upset that your prices are jumping so substantially. I was at a financial seminar last week and the presenters had us in awe of the financial outlook for OZ. Does the government have ultimate control of utility and health insurance costs? Are you getting new facilities or power generating plants that account for 21% increase in hydro for example?

    Electric here costs slightly over .09 kWh, what is the rate there?

  2. -Jerry- Says:

    My goodness, those insurance costs are going through the roof! Is your chiro not included under the other health cover? I do think it is great that you put in solar, we want to do the same when we get our own place again. It can lead to decent savings, not to mention less reliance on the grid!

  3. Tightwad Kitty Says:

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