Last year saw 8.1 million Australians heading to foreign lands and according to Skyscanner most of us who travelled abroad came home with foreign coins jingling in suitcases or obscure notes tucked in our wallets.
Over 93% of surveyed Australians claimed to have returned home with at least $5 of foreign currency, while 17% brought between $50 and $100 back. The largest group, at 28%, returned with over $100 of money from across the seas. Maybe they couldn't find anything at the airport or somehow missed the duty free aisles.
Unsurprisingly, given the strength of the Australian dollar in 2012 against some favourite destinations, 32% of Australians passed through customs with Greenbacks in their hip pocket, while 27% had a few stray euros and 22% had British pounds in their possession.
Based on the poll group of 500 and the average amount of offshore cash they returned with, Skyscanner estimates 8.1 million Australians could have as much as $832 million of foreign finance under couch cushions or stuck on the fridge. It's enough to make your eyes water.