People like to know what a certain amount of money will get you in different parts of the world (see the Big Mac Index, for example), and so this article that describes what A$500,000 (that’s Australian dollars if you don’t know!) will get you is interesting. It compares the prices of properties around different cities in Australia and the sheer difference in what you’ll get is very interesting. In big-city areas such as Sydney CBD, you’ll end up with a 1 bedroom apartment (albeit with access to a pool, gym, and more), while Central Coast in New South Wales, pictured above, will net you a 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom apartment with an ocean view. And yes, with access to a pool, gym, and a coffee shop.