The Aussie dollar is copping an absolute pasting at the moment, whacked again last week to tally up a whopping 18 per cent fall in just the last six months.
That’s the biggest slide over a six month period since the GFC, when things went really pear-shaped.
So we thought we’d take a quick tour around the world – courtesy of an internet powered bus – to see what one Aussie peso would buy us today. Here are the results.
1 AUD = 4.85 Chinese Yuan
= Two tickets to ride, on the local tram
1 AUD = 0.69 Euros
= 0.5L bottle of local beer from a Spanish supermarket
1 AUD = 0.78 US Dollars
= 100g of fruit rock candy from the biggest lollies shop in the world
1 AUD = 92 Japanese Yen
= 2 minute local phone call on a prepaid mobile
1 AUD = 2.02 Brazilian Reals
= One head of lettuce at the local shops
1 AUD = 8.98 South African Rand
= One quarter of a poached ox tongue lunch at a restaurant
1 AUD = 11.5 Mexican Peso
= 1.5km taxi ride into town
1 AUD = 5.9 Egyptian Pounds
= Half a bowl of tomato soup at a cafe
Main Image: Evangelio Gonzalez, via Flickr