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All prices displayed are the mid price reported for Melbourne and Shanghai recorded in March 2018. On 1 August 2018, one Australian dollar (A$1.00) was worth $5.05 Chinese Yuan (CNY$5.05412).

Visit X-rates for the current exchange rate.

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

Toiletries  Australian dollars (A$)
Chinese Yuan (CNY¥)
Tampon (box of 40/regular) 13.04 58.75
Toilet tissue (2 rolls) 2.39 9.60
Soap, 1 bath-size (150 g) 2.86 11.40
Shower gel (250 ml) 3.84 21.00
Hair shampoo, 2-in-1 (200 ml) 4.80 29.67
Disposable diapers (box of 52) 23.90 165.29
Toothpaste, with fluoride (120 g) 4.36 13.80
Deodorant, roll-on (50 ml) 4.01 36.80
Razor blades (5 blades) 28.20 228.00
Facial tissues (box of 100) 2.12 4.67
Home pharmacy Australian dollars (A$) Chinese Yuan (CNY¥)
Aspirin, non-effervescent (100 tablets) 19.95 165.00
Cotton, sterilised swab, box of 200 3.13 10.50
Celebrex for rheumatism, box of 30 23.62 207.50
Antibiotics, Augmentin 500, box of 12 15.06 - -
Private doctor, general/specialist practitioner 80.00 1,200.00
Box of 20 band-aids 3.00 22.50
Antiseptic spray, disinfectant (20 ml) 3.86 6.57
Coughing & throat relief, box of 20 6.08 18.67
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 67.00 280.00
Women's shampoo, haircut and brushing 98.00 315.00