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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.

Food away from home Australian dollars (A$)
Chinese Yuan (CNY¥)
Elegant 3 course dinner for 2 persons 424.00 2000.00
1 cup of coffee, including service 3.70 40.00
Fast food hamburger menu 8.95 29.00
Pizza meal for 2 persons 72.60 416.00
Lunch for 2 persons 184.00 790.00
One glass of Mineral water or soft drink 6.50 42.00
Sports and fitness activities Australian dollars (A$) Chinese Yuan (CNY¥)
Green fee at private golf-club (weekend) 60.00 1650.00
Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend) 40.00 180.00
Fitness club, annual fee for 1 adult 1,000.00 7900.00
Box of 6 tennis balls 14.98 124.00
Box of 6 golf balls 22.50 210.00
Leisure products and activities Australian dollars (A$) Chinese Yuan (CNY¥)
Colour film (36 exposures, 100 ASA) 9.23  26.00
Digital television LCD screen (80cm/32 inch)  767.36
3432.00
DVD player, medium modell  109.00  798.00
Electronic console, Nintendo/Playstation/X Box  449.00  2699.00
Family game, Monopoly, Scrabble  39.00  - -
Renting cost of 1 video movie for a day  6.50  - -
Compact disc, popular artist  24.00  139.00
International weekly magazine  11.00
75.00
1 issue of local daily newspaper  2.50  - -
International daily newspaper  5.95
55.00
Cinema, international release, 2 seats  42.00  170.00
Concert, international artist, 2 seats  323.84
2560.00
Travel
Australian dollars (A$)
Chinese Yuan (CNY¥)
Business hotel, single room
289.00 1369.00
Business hotel, continental breakfast
29.00 229.00
Full fare/Weekend eco aeroplane ticket
678.50 3821.50