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Cost of Clothing and Footwear

This data is sourced from the March 2016 Cost of Living Survey conducted by Mercer. All prices displayed are from the medium pricing level reported.

One Australian dollar (A$1.00) = $0.75 US dollars (USD$0.752627).

Adult casual clothes and underwear Australian dollars (A$)
United States dollars (USD$)
Polo shirt, for men or women 99.95 89.50
Blue jeans, for men or women 119.95 58.00
Socks, men's cotton 14.95 13.75
Ladies' stockings or pantihose 15.95 20.00
Ladies' bras 69.95 44.00
Men's business wear Australian dollars (A$) United States dollars (USD$)
Two-piece suit 1,299.00 865.56
White oxford type cotton shirt 139.00 69.50
Shoes, leather 245.00 190.53
Women's business wear Australian dollars (A$) United States dollars (USD$)
Dress, ready to wear or 2 piece suit 759.00 529.00
Shoes, leather 279.00 199.00
Blouse, cotton 179.00 119.00
Children's wear (age 8 to 10) Australian dollars (A$) United States dollars (USD$)
Boys' cotton school shirt 49.95 39.50
Children's shoes 79.95 70.00
Children's blue jeans 79.00 49.50
Boys' blazer 149.95 119.77
Girls' school dress 89.00 80.00