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All prices displayed are the median price reported for Melbourne and New York recorded in March 2016. On 1 August 2016, one Australian dollar (A$1.00) was worth $0.75 US dollars (USD$0.752627).

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 424.00 338.00
1 cup of coffee, including service 3.70 2.28
Fast food hamburger menu 8.95 8.74
Pizza meal for 2 persons 72.60 71.00
Lunch for 2 persons 184.00 214.00
One glass of Mineral water or soft drink 6.50 3.60
Sports and fitness activities Australian dollars (A$) United States dollars (USD$)
Green fee at private golf-club (weekend) 60.00 120.00
Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend) 40.00 90.00
Fitness club, annual fee for 1 adult 1,000.00 941.60
Box of 6 tennis balls 14.98 5.64
Box of 6 golf balls 22.50 11.97
Leisure products and activities Australian dollars (A$) United States dollars (USD$)
Colour film (36 exposures, 100 ASA) 9.23  7.48
Digital television LCD screen (80cm/32 inch)  767.36
396.30
DVD player, medium modell  109.00  96.89
Electronic console, Nintendo/Playstation/X Box  449.00  435.49
Family game, Monopoly, Scrabble  39.00  21.72
Renting cost of 1 video movie for a day  6.50  2.99
Compact disc, popular artist  24.00  14.14
International weekly magazine  11.00
5.99
1 issue of local daily newspaper  2.50  2.00
International daily newspaper  5.95
3.00
Cinema, international release, 2 seats  42.00  31.00
Concert, international artist, 2 seats  323.84
310.00
Travel
Australian dollars (A$)
United States dollars (USD$)
Business hotel, single room
289.00 205.92
Business hotel, continental breakfast
29.00 20.66
Full fare/Weekend eco aeroplane ticket
678.50 483.46