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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.

Food away from home Australian dollars (A$)
Chinese Yuan (CNY¥)
Elegant 3 course dinner for 2 persons 425.00 2762.00
1 cup of coffee, including service 4.00 38.00
Fast food hamburger menu 9.75 32.00
Pizza meal for 2 persons 77.00 416.00
Lunch for 2 persons 185.00 870.00
One glass of Mineral water or soft drink 6.00 40.00
Sports and fitness activities Australian dollars (A$) Chinese Yuan (CNY¥)
Green fee at private golf-club (weekend) 55.00 1650.00
Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend) 45.00 200.00
Fitness club, monthly fee for 1 adult 300.00 3100.00
Box of 6 tennis balls 14.98 130.00
Box of 6 golf balls 22.50 200.00
Leisure products and activities Australian dollars (A$) Chinese Yuan (CNY¥)
Colour film (36 exposures, 100 ASA) 9.23  26.00
Digital television LCD screen (80cm/32 inch)  929.75
3199.20
DVD player, medium model 148.00  899.00
Electronic console, Nintendo/Playstation/X Box  469.00  2699.00
Family game, Monopoly, Scrabble  39.95  - -
Renting cost of 1 video movie for a day  6.50  - -
Compact disc, popular artist  22.99  110.00
International weekly magazine  11.00
75.00
1 issue of local daily newspaper  2.80  - -
International daily newspaper  6.00
55.00
Cinema, international release, 2 seats  43.00  184.00
Concert, international artist, 2 seats  400.00
2430.00
Travel
Australian dollars (A$)
Chinese Yuan (CNY¥)
Business hotel, single room
243.00 1,166.00
Business hotel, continental breakfast
32.00 182.00
Full fare/Weekend eco aeroplane ticket
686.00 3154.50