A young Australian has revealed how much his tiny grocery delivery cost, just days after Woolworths and Coles raked in huge multi-billion dollar profits.
In a video posted to social media, the man said “Australia is a third world country” and lamented how little food he was getting for nearly $91.84.
Coles’ foods included carrots, cage eggs, soy milk, sprigs, bacon, rice, coffee, dog food, onions, garlic, and carrots.
“Can someone please explain to me why Australia went absolute toilet?” “Because the current cost of living is a joke,” said the excited man.
“I went to Coles today, not Woolies, right, and everything I’ve bought here is private label or on sale.”
“I’m making a meal tonight, fried rice, and we got the dog some food, okay?” “That was $91,” he said, pointing to the beef, bacon, tea, and other goods he was given .
“How does that add up to $91 bro?” I mean, what a joke. How should Millennials or Gen Z get ahead? How can someone with a family live at all?
As Woolworths and Coles posted huge multi-billion dollar gains this week, one young man (pictured) made it clear that Australians are suffering on a day-to-day basis
He ended his desperate tirade by saying, “I don’t understand.”
In another video, a young woman cried as she revealed how the cost of living was affecting her life.
“Everything is so expensive in Australia,” she said. “When the rut becomes reality – this video gives an insight into the struggles of a relentless workday and the search for something more than just the rut.”
“I’m so sick of work,” she said.
“I work like I’m going to work every day until I get sick or die, only to have nothing at the end of the week.”
“All my money is gone, I have to pay the bills,” she added, beginning to cry.
The outcry comes as Australia’s leading supermarket chains, which collectively control 65 per cent of Australia’s grocery trade, are posting huge profits.
On Tuesday, Coles CEO Leah Weckert admitted Australia’s high inflation is boosting its profits as more people eat at home rather than out.
“Eating out, take-out and coffee at the coffee shop are increasingly viewed as a treat for a special occasion,” she told analysts, while announcing earnings of $1.1 billion.
Woolworths CEO Brad Banducci, who received a pay rise from $1.25 million to $8.6 million, said customers are having a tough time.
“We had to address the issue of inflation and create more value for our customers,” he said in a video message on Wednesday announcing the chain’s $1.6 billion profit.
The young Australian asked how millennials should move forward in the face of high food prices
The man fumed at how little (pictured) he got for his $91 trip to the grocery store
A young Australian was amazed at the price of his grocery bill (pictured) at Coles
Many pointed to the plight of struggling young Australians and called out the supermarket giants.
“Barely surviving from paycheck to paycheck,” one wrote, while another slammed the supermarkets, saying, “Billion dollar profits on essential necessities like groceries should be criminal.”
A third added: “Single mom of three boys who works four jobs to keep herself comfortable. ‘I’m so tired.’
“I’m a single man aged 46 working so hard to enjoy what’s left of my life and yet it keeps getting sucked dry and all I see is the rich getting richer,” explained a fourth .
“Sometimes when these thoughts come to me, I always count on my blessings, and it feels like it’s all worth it.” “Kids have food, clothes, a roof, a car, whatever,” said another.
A fifth said: “Australia produces enough food to feed 75 MILLION people.” We only have about 27 million. Why is food so expensive here?
“Last night I got some BASIC ingredients for making nachos. Tell me why it cost me $50,” added a sixth.