Australia Expenses: Perth and Melbourne

When visiting Australia for the second time around, we went to Perth (Western Australia) for 3 nights and Melbourne for 4 nights. Here’s what we spent during our week there. Costs are in USD and include both of us.


Hilton: 214.29
1 night at Grand Hyatt Melbourne: free (read about that here)
3 nights in our friend’s apartment: 90

Total: 309.29


Bus from Perth airport: 6.95
Bus and trains Perth: 9.54
Skybus from Melbourne airport: 28.83
Travel cards Melbourne: 40.85

Total: 86.17

Food & Drink

Beers Fremantle: 10.60
Groceries Perth: 5.12
Subway Perth: 12.06

Groceries & alcohol Melbourne: 59.68
Cafe Biscotti: 8.97
Precinct hotel Melbourne (where we watched the Australian Open): 72.23
Stomping Ground Brewery: 34.04

Total: 202.70

ATM Withdraws*

Perth: 27.21

Total: 625.37

Total Per Person, Per Day: $44.67

Things to Note

We spent more than we usually do on accommodation. If you want to know why, check out Pete’s post Chaos for Points – Hilton Perth Edition. Nevertheless, we still managed to stick to our budget, which was exciting!

*I’m pretty sure we spent our cash on food/snacks.

Curious what we spent on our first trip to Australia? Read our expenses here [insert link once published]. We also wrote about our experience in Perth.

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