Skip to content

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.

Automobiles Australian dollars (A$)
United States dollars (USD$)
Economy car (up to 1800 cc, 4 door) 34,748.00 23,767.00
Mid-range sedan/wagon (up to 2500 cc) 109,175.00 47,415.00
Automobile parts and running costs Australian dollars (A$)
United States dollars (USD$)
Annual registration fee/road tax 771.60 94.00
Third-party and collision insurance 2,516.00 4,171.00
Price of 4 new summer radial tyres 1,074.00 701.00
Engine oil (1 L) 14.99 8.07
Petrol, gasoline (1 L) 1.17 0.71
Transport fares Australian dollars (A$)
United States dollars (USD$)
Taxi - initial meter charge 3.70 2.64
Taxi - rate per kilometre 1.88 1.34
Taxi, ride from airport to city
67.00
47.74
Bus ride or subway in city centre 3.90 2.75