The official language spoken in Australia is English, although the Aussie slang is definitely its own language!
Name: Australian Dollar
$100 is approx $80
Australia has 5 time zones: Australian Western Standard Time (UTC+8:00), Australian Central Western Standard Time (UTC+8:45), Australian Central Standard Time (UTC+9:30), Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC+10:00) and Lord Howe Standard Time(UTC+10:30)
Beer is served in either a pot (285ml), a schooner (425ml - most popular) or a pint. The average price for a schooner of beer is around $5 (approx $4).
Want to go out for lunch? An average meal will cost you about $10-$15 AUD (about $8-$12). Pies and burgers are the food of choice, but you can grab a Domino's or Pizza Hut value pizza for $5 (about $4)!
Cab fares start at about $4 and will add $2 ($1.60 approx) for every half a mile.
It's very easy to get around Australia, whether it's local trams or buses (approx $4 a ticket =$3.24), trains or planes across the country (domestic tickets as low as $90 = $72) or even car and campervan hire from $33 a day.
The average price of a dorm bed in Australia is about $20-$25 a night (approx $16-$20), but they also offer weekly prices at a discounted rate due to backpackers staying for longer durations.
The cost of a night at a budget hotel in Australia will range from $80-$130 (approx $64-$105) with the cost of a double room in a midrange hotel costing between $130-$250 (approx $64-$202).
Getting around Australia
The tropical zone is in the north above the Tropic of Capricorn, encompasses about 40% of the country, and experiences two seasons – summer (wet) and winter (dry). The summer rain brings the lush rainforests of the tropical zone to life.
The temperate zone has all four seasons. For up-to-the-minute weather information, visit the World Weather website.
Conditions in spring and summer are tropical in the north with high humidity and temperatures ranging between 86 and 122°F. Temperatures in the south sit at around 86°F during the day, with mild temperatures at night.
In fall and winter, northern and central Australia have clear warm days and cool nights, with an average temperature of around 68°F. The south has cool days averaging around 59°F with occasional rain but still plenty of sun.