Australia is just about as fucked up as our country is. In some respects they are even worse. Austria on the other hand, has the universal healthcare you were probably thinking of.
IT IS Way worse food is UBER expensive everything is UBER expensive 10 t o100 times more expensive then it is in the USA Our rent for the dilapitated RAT infested FUCK HOLE I live in is 650 bucks a Fortnight I have just found a way to stop the rats chewing on my phone line cable My phone line cable HANGS OUT the wall I have to keep sticking it back in I have Floorboards MISSING that have broken and Fallen away I have to watch where I walk in the house and to make matters worse the house is elevated so much so I can walk underneath the house because it's a split story so if we fell through we'd snap our necks and die you know what's even worse Aussie women Make American women look like PRINCESSES by comparison and Aussie women ALWAYS get you in shit so far in shit YOU WILL NEVER FIND A WAY OUT! in ten years american women will be the same Australia is the forerunner of what is going to happen to America! Our internet connections are THE WORST in the western world it's about the same as Libya's! Max speed I get is 1.5mbps VERY SLOW! with SLOW download speed and VERY, VERY slow upload speeds! Australia is SHIT!
I know how your life is when it comes to expenses because where I live is insanely overpriced for America because I live really close to one of the biggest cities in the USA. Here, a piece of shit 1 bedroom apartment with rats will cost you around $1000 a month to rent it. And the food prices here are insane too. $4 for a little bit of milk. This winter, I have no heat because it's too expensive here.
The best way to deal with rats is owning a cat. Rats are not stupid. If a cat lives in the house, the rats will move to another house.