Economic refugees flee Sydney for NYC

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    I finish my delicious, very large chicken and salad sandwich ($5), before taking the train ($2.25) home to my massive apartment ($400 a week), stopping off on the way at a bar to meet some friends for a cocktail ($8) where the waitress - seemingly unaware of the concept of standard measures - slugs a couple of extra shots in my drink.

    No, it's not Sydney, circa 1992 - it's Manhattan, 2012.

    You do not get much change from $10 for a sandwich in Sydney, a bus from the city to Bondi is $3.30, cocktails are as much as $20 and the city boasts some of the most unaffordable housing in the world.


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    smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/economic-refugees-flee-sydney-for-nyc-20120625-20yh2.html#ixzz1yxOG1Wmx]Economic refugees flee Sydney for NYC[/url]
     

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