yes...BUT you failed to mention that the AUSD and USD are almost equal.
so while our mickey D's employees make 6 bucks and buy cheaper sh*t
the australians are still making more money than the Americans because the conversion rate is damn near identical.
don't get it twisted, australia is the place to be. They really know how to keep their people happy and run their governement. Three party systems, very open and tolerant culture, high wages, good healthcare. It's one of the few countries on the rise.
India is slowly becoming that place too, but that's going to take another decade or so.
Dude GTFOH. In australia the same laptop that you bought here in best buy for $500 will cost you $850 there.
EVERYTHING is higher..
AMERICA has the best consumer prices in the world, I know foreign people that come to the states just to shop.
Just because the currencies are even it does not mean they have the same buying power, we got uneducated goons driving BMW 7 series down here in Miami. Show me any other places in the world where you can see this?
BTW I been to Sydney and got friends there.