Wednesday, 15 February 2012
She's a gold digger
I love Sydney. I was born here, have spent most of my life here. She's a pretty city, no denying. She sparkles like no other city I've been to. But man, I'm starting to suspect she's a gold digger. The only thing she wants from our relationship is my money.
When I sat down to the news sites yesterday, it seems I'm right. The seventh most expensive city in the world? Yep, you got it. Sydney.
It's true, everyone you speak to is moaning about the cost of living - house prices, rent, utilities. Everything costs money and lots of it.
So, what do you do? Move somewhere else? Sure, I'd happily live in another city - Melbourne, Perth, wherever (unfortunately due to Skip's work it would have to be a city). Oh but wait, the cost of living in Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide is more than in London, Rome, New York, Berlin, Hong Kong and Beijing. Right.
Oh well. At least we have the gorgeous sunny Sydney weather to make it all worthwhile. Oh wait...
That's it Sydney. You've been put on notice. Pick up your game or it's London, New York, Hong Kong here I come.
Image: Tim R