What is the cost of living in Australia?

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.)

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

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

To convert to your own currency, visit http://www.xe.com
You can read more at www.moneysmart.gov.au or check out the following infographic on how Australian’s spend their money.

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About the Author Emma Drynan

I am the founder and principal migration agent at Freedom Migration. I am extremely passionate about uniting partners and families with their loved ones overseas. It might be because I’m the product of a partner visa family.

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