Author Topic: $2.4m just isn't enough  (Read 2799 times)

bassman

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$2.4m just isn't enough
« on: August 22, 2014, 04:13:15 AM »
So for the recent lottery winners it turns out $2.4m just doesn't cut it in Sydney apparently...

http://www.smh.com.au/executive-style/luxury/powerball-win-what-24-million-means-for-a-sydneysider-20140822-1073bw.html

SnackDog

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Re: $2.4m just isn't enough
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2014, 04:39:43 AM »
Sydney is wildly expensive.  It's also probably the highest quality of life place to live on earth...

steveo

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Re: $2.4m just isn't enough
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2014, 05:04:49 AM »
That is heaps of money to retire on in Sydney. If I had that amount I could take care of myself and my 3 kids forever.

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Re: $2.4m just isn't enough
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2014, 09:14:10 PM »
I declined to participate in the madness this time, pissing away my dosh in the hope of a 1 in 74,600,000 chance of winning.

It's easy to laugh at the punters, but it's the honest truth that someone actually does win lotto every week.

$2.4 million is more than enough to retire on in most parts of Sydney.

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Re: $2.4m just isn't enough
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2014, 04:24:43 AM »
Sydney is wildly expensive.  It's also probably the highest quality of life place to live on earth...
Personally I would not consider Sydney as having the highest quality of life... Admittedly I don't live in either and have been to Sydney more frequently, but my impression of Melbourne is that its a nicer city.  If I wanted to be somewhere for which Sydney was easily accessible I would probably choose Wollongong, but for 2.4 mil and retirement I would not being living in Sydney.