What Can 100 AUD Buy In The USA

What Can I Buy With 100 AUD In The USA?

If you’re planning a trip to the USA, then you’ll want to make sure that you have all your currency and budget ready to go before setting off! In terms of conversion rates, 1 USD is currently worth 1.44 AUD. This means that 100 AUD can be exchanged for 69.62 USD. Remember, however, that this rate is always fluctuating, so be sure to check the rate before exchanging currency. You can use a currency converter to see the difference in rates more easily – or to set rate alerts, a handy tool that informs you of any changes to the rate.

Picture of a the fresh produce section of a grocery in the USA

To eat out in the USA, you should expect to pay around 12 AUD for a typical fast-food combo meal at a McDonalds or BurgerKing, or just 3.45 AUD for one cheeseburger. Eating out at a restaurant will generally cost anywhere from 38 – 68 AUD. If you’re looking to eat out at a high-end restaurant, this will be more like 50+ AUD, the price being higher depending on where you decide to eat. Dining out has recently become more expensive in the US, so it’s recommended to cook when you can, as this can easily cut your food spending in half. If you were to spend 25 AUD on average per meal while dining out, you can buy four meals for 100 AUD.

As for accommodation, most US hotels will cost anywhere from 90 – 415 AUD per night depending on how big the room is and how high-end the establishment is. On average, expect to pay around 140 AUD for a decent room per night. If you grab a vacation rental instead, these prices will also greatly vary, ranging from 270 to 900 AUD for a whole house.

A picture of a clothes shop in the USA

Public transport prices in the US will vary depending on the city you’re staying in. The Los Angeles Metro Rail will charge 2.50 AUD for a single pass, whereas the Chicago Transit Authority will charge 3.40 AUD for a single pass. On average, around the rest of the US this price should fall somewhere from 2.50 – 4.00 AUD for a single pass. If you’re planning on spending a month in the US, you should consider grabbing a monthly pass, as these can end up being cheaper in the long run. These go for more than 100 AUD, usually around 150 AUD.

On average, the cost of a one-week trip to the US is approximately 2,250 AUD. If you’re on a low budget, you could cut this cost down to around 800 – 1,400 AUD per person, and for a luxury budget, you’ll easily spend 6,000+ AUD per person.

Tourist attraction prices in the USA

The US has plenty of tourist attractions, so you should be able to find some that will appeal to you – and still be able to stick to your budget! The Grand Canyon is a famous one, as it offers stunning views and a large array of hiking trails. Some parts of the Grand Canyon are free to access, such as the Mather Point, which is a five minutes walk from the Visitor Center. If you want to enter the Grand Canyon National Park, it costs around 50 AUD per car and RV, or 43 AUD for a motorcycle. It’s recommended to stay at least one to three days at the Grand Canyon, or a little longer if you prefer a more relaxed visit.

Picture of a man handing out a bunch of US dollar bills to another

Or there is Niagara Falls, located on the border of the USA and Canada. This stunning location can be accessed for free all year, offering unobstructed views of the American Falls. While the views on the American side aren’t as expansive as on the Canadian side, it makes up for it by allowing you to get much closer to the falls themselves. You can also access various tour options, such as the Niagara Falls American Side Tour with Maide of the Mist Boat Ride, which costs AUD 208 per adult and AUD 105 per child. Do keep an eye out for discounts on tours when you can to snap up a cheaper price.

While in New York, you could also take a closer look at the Statue of Liberty. A ferry to get there costs AUD 34 per adult (13+ years), 17 AUD for children 4-12 years, and is free for children under 4 years. Pedestal access and crown access are also priced similarly but are restricted to children under 4 years of age. Ranger tours are free for all, and audio tours are already included. Elis Hard Hat tours are restricted for those under 13 years of age and are an additional 70 AUD.

The USA has so much to offer, including more expensive tourist attractions – but also some cheaper ones to make up for it! So, if you’re heading over there, just be sure to get your budget and currency sorted, and then get ready to enjoy yourself!