Amounts of money can be expressed with symbols, which are set before the amount with no space:

$500     €500     £250

Some symbols are alphabetic characters, which are also placed unspaced before the amount:

Rp500     kr100

Alternatively, use the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 3-letter codes, which precede the amount but have a space:

AUD 500     EUR 500     THB 5000

See the ISO 4217 currency code list for a full list of ISO 3-letter currency codes.

If spelling out the currency name in full, place the words after the amount:

250 pounds sterling    

5,000 Thai baht   or   5,000 baht    

10,000 Papua New Guinea kina

For dollar currencies, it may be necessary to specify which country you are referring to:

A$35     US$25     NZ$400     CA$60
AUD 35     USD 25     NZD 400     CAD 60
25 Australian dollars     25 US dollars     25 Canadian dollars

For foreign currencies, it may be helpful to give a conversion rate to Australian or American dollars as a footnote, with the date when the conversion applies.

To refer to the value of the currency in a particular year, use the following style:

2004A$     2006US$

In tables or figures where a monetary value is the unit, express it as follows:

Real value ($ millions)     Real value ($ thousands)     Price (2013A$)     Price (2013–14A$)

or, if space is limited (note the apostrophe):

Value ($m)     Value ($’000)

Show either full dollar amounts or 2 decimal places, not 1 decimal place:

$20   or   $20.80   not   $20.8

For large numbers that can be rounded, use numerals and words:

$1.5 million     $5 million     $20 million

If space is limited in tables and figures, million can be abbreviated to m, with no space between the number and m:

$1.5m     $5m     $20m

Quantities of thousands of dollars should not be abbreviated (eg do not use k to represent 1,000).

For amounts in cents only, show in full:

4 cents     50 cents

Use the following format for a range in currency, if the numerals are followed by a word such as million:

$5–6 million [$ only in front of first digit, en dash between digits, nonbreaking space after second digit]

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