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All prices displayed are the median price reported for Melbourne and Shanghai recorded in March 2016. On 1 August 2016, one Australian dollar (A$1.00) was worth $5.02 Chinese Yuan (CNY$5.024750).

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Please note: Cost of living in regional Victoria is generally lower than in Melbourne.

Toiletries  Australian dollars (A$)
Chinese Yuan (CNY¥)
Tampon (box of 40/regular) 13.40 59.50
Toilet tissue (2 rolls) 2.25 9.60
Soap, 1 bath-size (150 g) 2.15 10.20
Shower gel (250 ml) 5.00 20.62
Hair shampoo, 2-in-1 (200 ml) 4.51 21.90
Disposable diapers (box of 52) 23.83 173.33
Toothpaste, with fluoride (120 g) 5.24 13.90
Deodorant, roll-on (50 ml) 3.99 28.50
Razor blades (5 blades) 28.12 160.00
Facial tissues (box of 100) 2.62 5.25
Home pharmacy Australian dollars (A$) Chinese Yuan (CNY¥)
Aspirin, non-effervescent (100 tablets) 17.46 168.00
Cotton, sterilised swab, box of 200 3.12 12.00
Celebrex for rheumatism, box of 30 29.95 227.50
Antibiotics, Augmentin 500, box of 12 16.64 - -
Private doctor, general/specialist practitioner 80.00 1,000.00
Box of 20 band-aids 2.99 24.00
Antiseptic spray, disinfectant (20 ml) 3.79 8.66
Coughing & throat relief, box of 20 7.86 15.84
Cosmetics Australian dollars (A$) Chinese Yuan (CNY¥)
Lipstick, deluxe brand 50.00 300.00
Moisturising cream, deluxe brand 100.00 845.00
Hand cream (120 g) 8.92 42.00
Suntan lotion, factor 6-8 (200 ml) 16.49 156.80
Eau de toilette, Chanel No. 5 (50 ml) 126.00 710.00
Beauty salon, hairdressers Australian dollars (A$) Chinese Yuan (CNY¥)
Men's shampoo and haircut 65.00 260.00
Women's shampoo, haircut and brushing 98.00 380.00