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All prices displayed are the mid range price reported for Melbourne and New York recorded in March 2018. On 1 August 2018, one Australian dollar (A$1.00) was worth $0.74 US dollars (USD$0.74190).

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$)
United States dollars (USD$)
Elegant 3 course dinner for 2 persons 425.00 334.74
1 cup of coffee, including service 4.00 3.15
Fast food hamburger menu 9.75 7.68
Pizza meal for 2 persons 77.00 60.65
Lunch for 2 persons 185.00 145.71
One glass of Mineral water or soft drink 6.00 4.73
Sports and fitness activities Australian dollars (A$) United States dollars (USD$)
Green fee at private golf-club (weekend) 55.00 43.32
Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend) 45.00 35.44
Fitness club, monthly fee for 1 adult 300.00 236.28
Box of 6 tennis balls 14.98 11.80
Box of 6 golf balls 22.50 17.72
Leisure products and activities Australian dollars (A$) United States dollars (USD$)
Colour film (36 exposures, 100 ASA) 9.23  7.27
Digital television LCD screen (80cm/32 inch)  929.75
732.29
DVD player, medium modell  148.00  116.57
Electronic console, Nintendo/Playstation/X Box  469.00  369.39
Family game, Monopoly, Scrabble  39.95  31.47
Renting cost of 1 video movie for a day  6.50  5.12
Compact disc, popular artist  22.99  18.11
International weekly magazine  11.00
8.66
1 issue of local daily newspaper  2.80  2.21
International daily newspaper  6.00
4.73
Cinema, international release, 2 seats  43.00  33.87
Concert, international artist, 2 seats  400.00
315.05
Travel
Australian dollars (A$)
United States dollars (USD$)
Business hotel, single room
243.00 191.39
Business hotel, continental breakfast
32.00 25.20
Full fare/Weekend eco aeroplane ticket
686.00 540.30