Global Property Guide

Financial Information for the Residential Property Buyer


Currency +/- Value - Australia Compared to Pacific

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Australia $ 1.13
New Zealand $ 1.08
Palau $ 1.07
Marshall Is. $ 1.06
Vanuatu $ 1.06
Solomon Is. $ 0.97
Tuvalu $ 0.96
Micronesia $ 0.95
Kiribati $ 0.83
Samoa $ 0.75
Tonga $ 0.74
Nauru $ 0.72
PNG $ 0.71
Fiji $ 0.58

Australia: Currency +/- valuation index

This is a cost of living indicator. The figure shows how much how much a bundle of goods and services costing US$1 in the US would cost in other countries (similar to The Economist's Big Mac Index).

To arrive at the figure, the Global Property Guide takes the difference between the IMF's nominal GDP figures, and their purchasing power parity GDP figures for the latest year available.

Note that currency undervaluation (as measured by PPP) is not a good predictor of future currency movements.

These cost of living indicators refer to data collected annually (for date of collection, see Data FAQ )

Source: calculated using figures from the IMF World Economic Outlook Database


Australia has excellent house price statistics. Quarterly house price indices are available from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Median house prices are published in the media releases of the Real Estate Institute of Australia. The Reserve Bank of Australia is the best source of analysis and developments in the housing market, as well as of general economics statistics. Economic reports are available from ANZ Bank and AMP Banking.