There’s no shortage of coverage about how Australians pay more for the exact same product compared to their US counterparts.
We know, for example, that tech giants (like Apple and Microsoft) overcharge Australians for hardware. We also pay more for downloads. And if you look outside of tech, Australians pay more than Americans for just about anything – everything from fashion to watching a movie in a theatre.
This article is about another area in which we pay more: decorating our homes. With Australian house prices at sky-high levels, surely, we need a break in outfitting them you would think! … Apparently not. We’ll be diving deep into the data instead of using anecdotal examples so that we know exactly how much worse off we are.
The company we’ll be exploring? Australia’s most popular furniture company: IKEA.
If you are thinking of buying a piece of furniture (or anything) from IKEA, trust me, you’ll want to read this. We can save you, on average, 31% of your hard-earned dollars.