Living Costs

Knowing your budget before you travel to Australia is essential. We’ve compiled some figures that can help you in your financial preparation. All the following costs are in Australian Dollars (AUD), if you’d like to convert these costs to your own currency, please visit xe.com.

Accommodation

  • Hostels and Guesthouses – $90 to $150 per week
  • Shared Rental – $85 to $215 per week
  • On campus – $90 to $280 per week
  • Homestay – $235 – $325 per week
  • Rental – $165 to $440 per week
  • Boarding schools – $11,000 to $22,000 a year

We are able to assist you in organising Homestay accommodation, click here for more information.

Other living expenses

  • Groceries and eating out – $80 to $280 per week
  • Gas, electricity – $35 to $140 per week
  • Phone and Internet – $20 to $55 per week
  • Public transport – $15 to $55 per week
  • Car (after purchase) – $150 to $260 per week
  • Entertainment – $80 to $150 per week
  • Fitness Club – approx. $70/month

The above costs and taxes will vary depending on which state you are in and whether you are in an urban or rural area of the country.

Minimum cost of living – financial requirements

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has financial requirements you must meet in order to receive a student via for Australia. From 1st July 2016 the 12 month living cost is as follows:

  • You – $19,830
  • Partner or spouse – $6,940
  • Child – $2,970

 

 

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