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Cheap things to do in Melbourne

No money? No problem! We've pinched our pennies to bring you the ultimate guide on how to eat, drink and have a great time in Melbourne on a budget

Photograph: Roberto Seba

There's a special joy in doing, eating, drinking or wearing something fabulous that you've hardly paid a thing for. If you know where to look, you can get by in the city for a lot less than you'd think. Sadly, the only thing we can't help you with is rising rental prices.

Experience Melbourne on the cheap

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Things to do

25 things to do for under $25 in Melbourne

How to spend a day in Melbourne CBD on $50
Blog

How to spend a day in Melbourne CBD on $50

Cheap eats under $20
Restaurants

Cheap eats under $20

How to get a cheap meal in Melbourne every night of the week
Restaurants

How to get a cheap meal in Melbourne every night of the week

Cheap hacks for fine dining restaurants
Restaurants

Cheap hacks for fine dining restaurants

Free things to do this week in Melbourne

Free things to do this week in Melbourne

Cheap shopping
Shopping

Cheap shopping

Cheap tours and talks
Things to do

Cheap tours and talks

Cheap theatre tickets
Theatre

Cheap theatre tickets

Cheap music and dancing
Music

Cheap music and dancing

Cheap health and fitness
Sport and fitness

Cheap health and fitness

Cheap kids' activities
Kids

Cheap kids' activities

More activities on a budget

Five great Melbourne walks
Things to do

Five great Melbourne walks

Beaches
Attractions

Beaches

Barbecue spots
Things to do

Barbecue spots

Rainy day activities
Things to do

Rainy day activities