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    NZ really expensive, says All Black
    By James Ihaka 4:00 AM Tuesday Jul 20, 2010 Twitter

    He remembers a flat white coffee costing about $3 and a beer at his local about $6.

    But since his return to New Zealand about a month ago, Marshall has noticed his British pounds are not going as far as he had hoped.

    "I think five years ago you could get a coffee for around $3 or $3.50 but I wouldn't think there would be many places you'd get one for under $4," he said.

    "Petrol is now close to $1.80 a litre and if you're drinking quality lagers in a pub, a lot of the bars are charging up towards the $10 mark.

    "It's expensive and something you can't help but notice."

    Marshall, 36, agreed with rugby correspondent Peter Bills that New Zealand was an expensive country - and not just for visitors.

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    in view that the pound's value has dropped over the years, it's natural that it doesn't give as high returns as before.

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    Default Cafe owner: 'NZ rip-off' author out of touch

    Cafe owner: 'NZ rip-off' author out of touch
    By Susie Nordqvist 2:00 PM Wednesday Jul 21, 2010

    Roger Montgomery, of Swanson Sandwich Bar, said his industry was too competitive to be ripping people off and questioned whether British rugby writer Peter Bills' assessment of New Zealand was even relevant given the huge economies of scale between New Zealand and Britain.

    Rugby writer Peter Bills - sounding a caution ahead of next year's Rugby World Cup - said the prices of everyday articles had "horrified" him and Kiwis were "victims of massive overcharging".

    "This place is one of the most expensive I visit, one giant rip-off. And most of you seem unaware of it."

    Former All Black Justin Marshall agreed New Zealand was an expensive country highlighting increases in the cost of purchasing coffee, petrol and lager during the past five years.

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    Default Sometimes you think..what a load of rubbish

    Yes, ok things have gone up and flat whites are $4.but come on we escaped the worst of the recession and the pound has plummeted.
    My wealth has dropped by about $500k, but who cares...I aint going back.

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    Dunno where these guys are buying their flat whites, but there's nowhere I know that charges $4 or over - unless you're getting a super-dooper size! All the coffees I buy are $3.50 - less in some cases - and are much nicer than anything I ever got in the UK!

    Petrol is reasonably priced IMHO, considering the recession and how much it is in some other parts of the world.

    I can't comment on lager because I don't drink the stuff but it's probably a bit overpriced but nobody is forcing them to drink the stuff! They should buy a flat white instead, much cheaper

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