Cost of living

Apart from educational costs, it is also important for  international students to take into account the average costs of life in Australia. For your financial preparation, Uvision has gathered information over some of the costs associated with living and studying in Australia. (All costs are in Australian dollars.)

 

Accommodation

  •     Hostels and Guesthouses - $80 to $135 per week
  •     Shared Rental - $70 to $250 per week
  •     On campus - $80 to $250 per week
  •     Homestay - $110 to $270 per week
  •     Rental - $100 to $400 per week
  •     Boarding schools - $10,000 to $20,000 a year

 

Other living expenses

  •     Groceries and eating out - $80 to $200 per week
  •     Gas, electricity - $60 to $100 per quater (3 months)
  •     Phone and Internet - $20 to $50 per month
  •     Public transport - $10 to $50 per week
  •     Car (after purchase) - $150 to $250 per week
  •     Entertainment - $50 to $100 per week

 

Minimum cost of living

 

The DepartBelow is a guide on the requirements you must meet to study in Australia: 

  •     You - $18,610
  •     Your partner - $6,515
  •     Your first child - $3,720
  •     Every other child - $2,790

All costs are per year in Australian dollars. To convert to your own currency, visit http://www.xe.com

 

If you experience financial trouble while in Australia, talk to your institution’s international student support staff for assistance.