Prices in Australia are quite high. They are almost at the same level as in the UK and in the Scandinavian countries.
Shopping and Souvenirs
Virtually every major Australian city has Westfield. It is a huge hypermarket where you can buy anything.
Markets are also one of the best places for shopping. In Melbourne, you should visit the Queen Victoria market, in Hobart the Salamanca market, and in Sydney the Paddington market.
For authentic souvenirs, it’s best to go to community arts and crafts centers or galleries and establishments that belong to or are supported by Aboriginal communities.
As for Australian items like Akubra, UGG Australia, Driza-Bone, Collette Dinnigan, you should go to large shopping centers in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
On a sightseeing tour of Sydney, you will walk through Hyde Park, the historic center of the Rocks, see the City Hall, Darling Harbor Exhibition Center, Queen Victoria House, the English Cathedral of St. Andrew, the Sydney Opera House, Harbor Bridge.
This 4-hour tour costs about $ 30.
In Brisbane, you should definitely visit the Botanical Garden. You pay about $ 10 per entrance. There you will see numerous plants, including exotic species brought here from different parts of the world. The best is a cactus exhibition, greenhouse with tropical plants, Japanese garden, bamboo grove.
The fare in Australia is not very cheap:1 trip by bus or subway in Sydney costs $ 3. For a train ticket that takes you from the airport to the center of Sydney, you will give $ 14.5, and for a bus ride on the same route $ 11.8.
If you decide to use the services of a taxi, then you will pay $ 3 + $ 1.8 for each landing. For example, from the airport to the center of Sydney, you will be charged $ 27.
Your minimum daily expenses in Australia will be $ 65-70 per person. But for a more comfortable rest, you will need $ 115-135 per day for one person (living in a middle-class hotel, meals in charming cafes, excursions).