International students living in Australia need enough money to cover all their living expenses, including accommodation, food, and social activities.
- Utilities ( eg electricity, gas and water )
- Mobile phone / tablet / computer
- Books, stationery etc for study
|Hostels and Guesthouses||$90 to $150 per week|
|Shared Rental||$95 to $215 per week|
|Homestay||$235 to $325 per week|
|Rental||$185 to $440 per week|
Knowing the average living costs in Australia is an important part of your financial preparation. For your reference, here are some of the costs associated with living and studying in Australia (all costs are in Australian dollars).
If you are planning to buy a car you should account for additional expenses such as petrol, insurance and licence costs.
The costs below are an approximate guide only and don’t take into account your budget, lifestyle and spending habits.
Other Living Expenses
|Groceries and eating out||$140 to $280 per week|
|Gas, electricity||$10 to $20 per week|
|Phone and Internet||$15 to $30 per week|
|Public transport||$30 to $60 per week|
|Car (after purchase)||$150 to $260 per week|
|Entertainment||$80 to $150 per week|
The Home Affairs website covers in more detail how to work out how much money you might need to cover the costs of your stay in Australia as an International student. (See steps below)
The Insider Guides ‘Cost of Living Calculator’ is also a useful, practical tool to help estimate your cost of living in Australia
Please note that when you apply for the student visa in Australia, you will need to prove you have the financial resources to live and study in the country.
www.studyinaustralia.gov.au ( Live in Australia )