Knowing the costs of living in Australia is an important part of your preparation. This information of approximate costs can be found in more detail through the studyinaustralia.gov.au website. Cost of living varies according to your lifestyle and the location you choose to live. Accommodation is generally more expensive in the CBD than suburban areas of Sydney or Melbourne.
Other weekly costs that you should consider are:
- Groceries and eating out – $80 to $280
- Gas, electricity – $35 to $140
- Phone and Internet – $20 to $55
- Public transport – $15 to $55
- Car (after purchase) – $150 to $260
- Entertainment – $80 to $150
Minimum costs of living in Australia
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has financial requirements you must meet in order to receive a student visa. Below is a guide on the minimum requirements you must meet to study in Australia:
- You – $20,290
- Your partner – $7,100
- Children – $3,040 each
All costs are per year in Australian dollars.
To convert to your own currency, visit www.xe.com