Melbourne: Costs

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Melbourne Costs

Melbourne is known for having relatively low taxes and inflation, so prices are fairly stable. Manufactured goods like clothes tend to be slightly more expensive but commodities like food and wine are both high in quality and low in cost. Due to high tourist rates, Accommodation is well priced and you can get quite a lot for fairly little. Transport isn’t expensive and is both convenient and varied. Overall, although prices over the last couple of years have risen with the times, Melbourne is still great value for money.

Some typical costs in Melbourne are:

Guest Houses: $40 upwards for 3 star
Hotels: $50 upwards for 3 star
Pint of bitter $1.60
Pint of lager $2
25ml of whisky $1.20
Can of Coke $0.80
Cup of coffee £1.30
Breakfast $8
Lunch $16
Dinner $20
Cigarettes pack of 20 $4
Taxi from airport to city centre $15-20
Buses $2-10 per journey
Cycle Hire from $10 per day, $50 per week