Australia Tax

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Australia Tax is the generally higher prices of goods and services than equivalent costs in comparative overseas nations such as the United States of America. This is particularly the case for video games, computer hardware, and software but can extend to non-technological items such as cars, designer clothing and banking services.[1]

A recent example of "Australia Tax" is the proposed retail price for the Sony PlayStation 4, which will be charged at $549 AUD (roughly $499 USD), in comparison to US price of $399 USD, while no tangible enhancements have been made apparent to justify the increase in price.[2]


  1. ^ Hopewell, Luke (2012-05-24). "Australia tax inquiry opens submissions". Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  2. ^ Howitt, Grant (2013-06-12). "Why is the PS4 so expensive in Australia?". Retrieved 2013-08-08.