News Flash: Bananas Down, Petrol Up

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Just a lightning quick post today.

I couldn’t believe what I read in the article “Banana Prices Set to Drop” by the Herald Sun 19 October 2011, so I had to check it out for myself. I went to the shops earlier today and as the article correctly reported bananas were $7.99 a kilo!

I splurged and bought 3 for $4.95 or a mere $1.65 apiece . Yum! There may be hope for getting this bright yellow staple back into the fruit bowl and lunch bags soon.

The down side is gasoline/petrol is at a 4 month high at $1.50/litre (for my US readers, this is roughly $5.70/gallon given current exchange rate). So my trip to the grocery and to fill up the car (over $100!) emptied my wallet.

If you are a new Australian expat, there are a few websites to help you find the cheapest petrol in your neighbourhood, so you don’t have to drive around and waste money and time looking for a good price. One of them is Motormouth.com.au. Instead you can use this saved money and buy more bananas (or maybe be able to get to work without breaking the bank)!

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2 Responses to News Flash: Bananas Down, Petrol Up

  1. thedailydish says:

    Under $2 bucks a banana!! Too bad the hoking gas money eats away the savings..

  2. sliceofshanghai says:

    At least some price went down!
    I’m sure new expats will find the resources you put out there very useful.

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