Australian dollar ($)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than $150

  • Dorm bed in a hostel: $30–50
  • Private hostel room: $80–130
  • Mainly self-catering, with the occasional budget meal: $30
  • Public Transport DayRider pass: $12.80

Midrange: $150–350

  • Double room in a midrange hotel: $130–250
  • Lunch in a cafe or pub: $30–40
  • River cruise or surf lesson: $40–70
  • Short taxi ride: $20

Top End: More than $350

  • Double room in a top hotel: from $250
  • Three-course dinner in a top restaurant: over $80
  • Car rental per day: $30


Bargaining is not part of commercial culture in Western Australia. But you can always try!


ATMs are plentiful, and there are currency-exchange facilities at the airport and major banks in the CBD.