So what is the cost of food and drinks in Australia?
The Classic Aussie Meat Pie
The Australian meat pies are a real icon, the meat and gravy filled, flaky pastry case has earned its place in the Australian culture. Try dish delicious dish with a generous amount of tomato sauce!
One delicious meat and gravy filled meat pie - AU$ 5 - 6
Fish & Chips
Fish & Chips, besides the famous meat pies, is one of the most popular dishes in Australia. You can find a Fish & Chip takeaway store on almost every street corner in the country. Because of this, there are hundreds of recipes out there and everyone uses different flours and types of batters. Fish & Chips are a must-try during your holiday.
Two pieces of freshly battered fish and a scoop of chips - AU $10 - $15
The Aussie Burger
Of course, you can eat burgers all over the world, but the Aussie burger is our local version. In Australia, we add beetroot and pineapple.
Burger with fries - AU $15 - $20
McDonald’s, KFC and many other international brands are available as well as Australia’s own Red Rooster, a popular chicken franchise, and Oporto, famous for its Portuguese Style Bondi Charcoal Chicken.
McDonald’s Big Mac Combo - AU $8
Red Rooster Classic Quarter - AU $11
The café scene in Australia like elsewhere is very social, a place where they can catch up with friends and have a nice coffee, beer or meal. Australian folks are nutty about their coffee and most can’t function without a morning shot it, so if you like a good coffee you are in luck.
Coffee (flat white) AU $4 - $5
Sandwich - AU $7 - $10
The Australian restaurant scene is very cosmopolitan. In the cities expect international cuisine including Italian, Japanese, Thai, Indian, Turkish, Korean and more. Thanks to the multicultural society you can find almost any kind of food that you fancy in Australia.
Entrée – AU $15 - $20
Main – AU $20 - $30
Australia has a lot of fine dining, especially in major cities. Wineries and popular bars also offer excellent food.
The average meal in a bar or restaurant is around - AU $15 - $25
A meal at a fine dining restaurant is around - AU $50+
Beverages prices vary, depending on where you go and at what time. During happy hour, alcoholic beverages are a lot cheaper. Imported beers are more expensive than domestic. Australia has a number of locally-brewed favorites - One worth checking out is their Bundaberg Rum.
Domestic beer - AU $8
Imported beer - AU $9 -$10
Happy hour - AU $4 - $5
This kind of food is still eaten by Aboriginal peoples in remote areas of Australia. The Aboriginal people hunted and gathered their food in the Australian bush for thousands of years. Bush tucker food includes kangaroo, crocodile, emu, and Quandong.
Tipping is not mandatory in Australia, however, if you want to thank the staff for good service they will be happy.
The major towns in Australia have a reliable and affordable public transport network, and from almost every city there are suburban train lines. Taxis operate in all major cities and towns. If traveling a long distance most people fly, but some journeys can be done by train and most areas are serviced by bus.