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Tourists Spend The Most Money In Australia, Study Finds

Australia is one of the most expensive countries in the world to visit, due obviously in large part to the extremely long flights down into the Southern Hemisphere.

The country also offers so many unique experiences that you can't get in another nations. The Great Barrier Reef, kangaroos and driving through the sand on Fraser Island are only a few of the many fun things you can do in Australia.

As such, it's no surprise that tourists spend more money in Australia than any other country. This is according to a report from Globehunters.ca.

The website looked at information from the World Tourism Organization. The calculations were done by exploring the amount of visitors for each nation, and how much the tourists are "spending during their visits." Globehunters pointed out that these are merely estimations, and one has to think about different components in the data.

At any rate, Australia took the top spot on the list, with tourists spending $4,734 on average. The data showed that Australia averages 8.815 million tourist arrivals on average a year, and visitors spend $41,732,000,000 a year.

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Second on the list was Luxembourg, one of the smallest nations in all of Europe with a population of around 600,000. This country brings in around 1,046,000 visitors a year, and the tourists spend on average $4,322 each, according to the report.

Lebanon ($4,099 per tourist) and New Zealand ($2,893 per tourist) came third and fourth on the list, respectively. The United States - which brings in 76.941 million visitors per year on average, was fifth. Tourists average $2,739 each when they visited America, according to the report.

Rounding out the top 10 on the list were Qatar, Panama, Macau, Sweden and Maldives. The UK only 22nd, with tourists (37.651 million annually) averaging $1,360 each. Japan was 30th with $1,187, and Germany was 35th with 37.452 million tourists spending around $1,063 while Canada (39th) averages a fairly low $977 each.

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