How Much it Cost to Travel to Melbourne: Detailed Prices

Last Updated: Jan 2024

Melbourne is a classic city that reminds many visitors of San Francisco in some ways, as its art and food culture are notoriously the best in the country. Unfortunately Melbourne can also be very expensive for international travelers. The strength of the Australian dollar has been volatile in the past few years, and in early 2010 it has approached record levels against the USD and the Euro, so things will be particularly expensive for most people until that changes.

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Travel Costs to Melbourne

Population 3,900,000
Area 3,900,000
Timezone UTC+10
Currency Australian dollar
Airports Melbourne Airport (MEL)
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$93.53
1 USD = 1.5000 AUD
133 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

What is the Average Price of a Hotel in Melbourne?

Melbourne Hotel Seasons

Melbourne Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar28.00 - 50.00
starstarstarstarstar34.67 - 96.67
starstarstarstarstar43.33 - 86.00
starstarstarstarstar59.33 - 185.33
starstarstarstarstar126.00 - 261.33

Melbourne Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed4.67 - 21.33

How much does it cost to visit top attractions in Melbourne?

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Melbourne MuseumFamously known as the largest museum in the Southern Hemisphere, and also popular with tourists.
adults
child
10.00
0.00
Sightseeing bus tourWith a hop-on hop-off tour, you'll get to see the sights while cruising around. Good for 24 hours.
adults
children
18.00
8.00
Great Ocean Road bus tourOne way to see this dramatic stretch of beach area near Melbourne is on an all-day bus tour.
adults
children
61.33
56.67
City Circle TramThis tram is a free spin around the downtown center, with commentary.
everyone
0.00

What’s the average price of food and drink in Melbourne?

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastIf your hotel doesn't include breakfast then bakeries and fast food are among the cheaper options.5.33 - 8.67
Budget lunchPubs in Melbourne often have affordable meal specials that are good lunch deals.6.67 - 10.00
Budget dinnerMelbourne is a foodie town and most sit-down restaurants are more expensive than this, but some exceptions are out there. 9.33 - 16.00
Beer (pint)Local lagers are your cheapest options, while better imports will cost more.4.67 - 7.33

What are the costs of transportation in Melbourne?

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center36.67 - 40.00
Skybus shuttle from airport to city center12.00 - 13.33
3km taxi ride in Melbourne5.33 - 8.00
Tram or bus ride in Melbourne3.33
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When to visit Melbourne

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January79581.9
February78581.9
March75562.0
April69512.3
May62472.2
June57441.9
July56431.9
August59442.3
September63462.0
October67492.6
November71522.3
December76552.3

Melbourne Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar7:23am7:31pm
21 Jun7:36am5:08pm
21 Sep6:12am6:15pm
21 Dec5:54am8:42pm

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