A government official with a huge salary has complained that an absurd amount of her salary goes to the purchase of groceries.
On average, Australians spend around 17 percent of their monthly salary on groceries, which equates to around $ 240 per week.
But for Roh, a 37-year-old man from Brisbane with a salary of $ 140,000, this results in up to $ 1,800 per month.
An Australian public servant has claimed that he spent as much as $ 1800 a month on groceries
It comes after the research shows that Australians spend almost a fifth of their salary on groceries
She told news.com.au that she would regularly spend up to $ 450 a week on food for her and her now ex-husband.
His biggest expense was meat.
Even without children, their daily consumption of meat was fast becoming one of their most expensive expenses.
At one point, a monthly grocery bill would cost $ 1,600, while monthly mortgage payments did not cost much more, reaching $ 2,450.
The only solution to the cost was to cut the meat completely, which it did, becoming vegan.
"Before, I spent at least $ 1600 a month, now I earn half of that for both of them, and it has halved my shopping bill," he said.
The Brisbane woman attributed a change in diet and her subsequent savings
Discount retailer Aldi discovered that Australians spend an average of $ 378 million per week on meat
In 2016, Aldi discovered that, despite the price, meat was the preferred choice of Australians, who spent $ 378 million per week on various cuts.
The figures show that the average household cooks four and a half meals of meat each week, spending on average around $ 46.
"The fact is that meat is expensive," Roh said.
She says the key to reducing her expenses was to invest in budget applications and stick to them.