-- Australian legislators are asking why downloads and other digital goods cost more in Australia than other countries. In the world's sixth-largest music market, consumers pay between $21.45 (US $22.53) and $21.90 (US $23.00) for a download of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way," according to an Australian government submission. The album currently costs $7.99 for the regular version and $15.99 for the deluxe version at iTunes U.S.
The Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA) and Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS) have argued their licensing fees are not the reason Australians pay more than most other countries. "Our license fee… is the same or around about the same as it is in overseas territories," said Richard Mallett, APRA and AMCOS director of revenue, during a hearing. "There are a range of differences why the prices could be different, but I don't know why they are."
Consumer group Choice blamed "international price discrimination." Choice has found that Australians pay 52% more than U.S. consumers for songs in iTunes' top 50. The group dismisses the notion that sales taxes, warranties and other factors play much a role.
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Everything is more expensive here in Australia. Food, clothes, music, everything.
I've been to the States though, I payed $42 for a pair of Vans shoes. In Australia, it would of cost $90 and they wouldn't of even had the same colour that I could only find in the US.
You can always buy US iTunes Gift Cards from eBay though and use them though.