Brisbane Prices & Travel Costs

Last Updated: Jan 2024

While international visitors tend to flock to Sydney, Melbourne, and the Great Barrier Reef, most Australians consider Brisbane to be holiday capital. The third largest city in Australia is not far from the Tropics so it’s warm in the winter and blazing hot with high humidity in summer.

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Travel Costs to Brisbane

Population 2,240,000
Area 2,240,000
Timezone UTC+10
Currency Australian dollar
Airports Brisbane Airport (BNE)
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$88.81
1 USD = 1.5600 AUD
134 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

Accommodation Costs in Brisbane

Brisbane Hotel Seasons

Brisbane Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar21.15 - 36.54
starstarstarstarstar48.08 - 91.03
starstarstarstarstar50.64 - 105.77
starstarstarstarstar59.62 - 194.23
starstarstarstarstar139.74 - 211.54

Brisbane Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed14.10 - 22.44

Brisbane Attractions Prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Commissariat StoreTake a walk around one of Brisbane's oldest buildings while viewing a few exhibitions showcasing the city's history.
adult
3 to 12
6.41
5.13
Alma Park ZooCurrently closed due to a move to a new location.
adult
3 to 14
17.95
12.18
Lone Pine Koala SanctuaryA visit to the world's first and largest koala sanctuary is a must do with opportunities to see koalas, kangaroos and more.
adult
3 to 13
34.62
25.00

Brisbane Food and Drink Prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastIf you choose to eat in the city and not at your hotel, you'll be rewarded with decent prices and delicious choices.4.49 - 7.69
If you choose to eat in the city and not at your hotel, you'll be rewarded with decent prices and delicious choices.Pizza, pasta and Asian dishes are the lunch time specialties that you're more than likely to see at almost every restaurant.6.41 - 9.62
Budget dinnerWith many resteraunts to choose from, you'll have to opportunity to dine on local or international selections.9.62 - 16.03
Beer (pint)Drinking age is 18, so you're likely to see many younger people in the bars.4.49 - 7.05

Brisbane Transport Prices

Type Price(USD)
Airtrain from airport to Brisbane12.18
Shuttlebus from airport into Brisbane12.82
Public transport ride in Brisbane2.56
3km taxi ride in Brisbane6.41 - 12.82
CityCycle around Brisbane (1 day)1.28
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When to visit Brisbane

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January86715.6
February86705.2
March84684.1
April81632.7
May76562.3
June71532.4
July71501.0
August74511.5
September78571.1
October80613.0
November82664.1
December85695.5

Brisbane Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar5:52am5:58pm
21 Jun6:37am5:02pm
21 Sep5:39am5:43pm
21 Dec4:49am6:42pm

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