Australia Travel Guide

Australia Sydney Opera House
Australia Sydney Opera House

The world’s smallest continent and largest island with a huge diversity culture, one of the best and most popular travel destinations for backpackers, the country that bottled its air and sold it to China. Welcome to Australia

Currency: AUD – Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1.46 AUD

Official Language: English

Cities to visit Attractions

Gold Coast

Australian Food and drinks

Australian Weather

The weather in Australia changes from Tropical to the North, desertic in the backcountry and Oceanic in the South.

Australia Seasons

Summer from December to February, Autumn from March to May, Winter from June to August, Spring from September to November.

Below table shows average temperature around the year

Australia Average Temperature
Australia Average Temperature

Best time to visit Australia

Summer spans from December to February and is usually associated with high prices and fully booked accommodation.

The best time to visit Australia would be during the shoulder seasons, between March-May or September–November.

Australia Visa and immigration

All countries except New Zealand require a visa before entering Australia.

Australia visa types
  • Visitor visas
  • Studying and training visas
  • Family and partner visas
  • Working and skilled visas
  • Refugee and humanitarian visas
  • Other visas (Medical treatment, investor, crew travel, etc)

In order to check which visa you need (electronic or not) and how much it costs, visit the official site of the Australian government

Australia Travel Insurance

Although Australia is a very safe country, we still advise having travel insurance.

Safety in Australia

Australia is a very safe country to visit as it has very low crime rates, low mugging, scam and terrorism risks.

The only high risk in Australia is the natural disasters risk due to the wild animals so, Follow the signs at beaches, roads or any other natural spaces
and the advice of authorities.

Plan your trip to Australia

After checking your visa eligibility we recommend booking your flight as early as possible. check this article to help you book a reliable flight, then make your choice about accommodation to be either in an apartment -Airbnb, or in a hotel.

What’s bad about living in Australia

It is far from any other country

Prices are very high compared to any other country but the income is the highest

Income Tax is very high

Resident tax rates 2019–20
Taxable income Tax on this income
0 – $18,200 Nil
$18,201 – $37,000 19c for each $1 over $18,200
$37,001 – $90,000 $3,572 plus 32.5c for each $1 over $37,000
$90,001 – $180,000 $20,797 plus 37c for each $1 over $90,000
$180,001 and over $54,097 plus 45c for each $1 over $180,000

The above rates do not include the Medicare levy of 2%. – Check official governoment website for more details

Prices In Australia

Below prices qouted in Australian dollar as an average from numbeo website


Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 Australian $ 15.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 A$ 60.00-120.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.60 A$ 10.00-13.10
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 8.00 A$ 6.00-10.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 8.00 A$ 7.00-10.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.38 A$ 3.90-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.29 A$ 2.00-4.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.73 A$ 2.00-3.75


Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.52 A$ 1.00-2.25
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.68 A$ 1.50-4.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.64 A$ 1.90-4.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.29 A$ 3.30-6.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.51 A$ 6.60-15.43
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 10.60 A$ 9.00-14.00
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 16.07 A$ 10.00-25.00
Apples (1kg) 4.28 A$ 3.00-6.00
Banana (1kg) 3.46 A$ 2.90-4.70
Oranges (1kg) 3.80 A$ 2.50-5.00
Tomato (1kg) 4.97 A$ 3.00-8.00
Potato (1kg) 3.33 A$ 2.00-5.00
Onion (1kg) 2.65 A$ 1.75-4.00
Lettuce (1 head) 2.54 A$ 2.00-3.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.20 A$ 0.95-4.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 A$ 12.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.06 A$ 3.00-7.58
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.83 A$ 3.45-8.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 30.00 A$ 25.00-37.00


One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.22 A$ 3.00-5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 A$ 99.00-200.0
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 A$ 3.60-6.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.00 A$ 1.62-3.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 49.20 A$ 34.20-60.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.47 A$ 1.34-1.60
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,490.00 A$ 23,000.00-30,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,270.94 A$ 20,000.00-30,000.00

Utilities (Monthly)

Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 205.37 A$ 114.42-340.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.34 A$ 0.12-1.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 72.81 A$ 60.00-90.00

Sports And Leisure

Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 65.06 A$ 40.00-100.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.43 A$ 10.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 A$ 14.50-21.00


Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,786.67 A$ 800.00-2,600.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,016.87 A$ 10,000.00-30,000.00

Clothing And Shoes

1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 95.95 A$ 60.00-120.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, …) 58.07 A$ 30.00-90.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 131.88 A$ 90.00-180.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 135.82 A$ 90.00-200.00

Rent Per Month

Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,665.35 A$ 1,042.00-2,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,276.84 A$ 800.00-1,800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,684.91 A$ 1,600.00-4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,888.13 A$ 1,200.00-2,900.00

Buy Apartment Price

Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 7,898.72 A$ 4,100.00-14,000.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,670.61 A$ 3,000.00-9,200.00

Salaries And Financing

Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,411.35 A$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.22 3.50-5.00