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    Study in Cairns

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    Overview

    It is one of best cities of Queensland, Australia, on the east coast of Far North Queensland. The area of Cairns is 254.3 km2 Hosting a population of 153, 39 depending on 2019’s data.

    The city of Cairns was established in 1875, and given the name Cairns in honour of Sir William Wellington Cairns, who was the Governor of Queensland during the period from 1875 – 1877 .

    The reason behind its foundation was to help serve miners heading for the gold field of Hodgkin son River, but a new route was emerged granting an easier road line close to Port Douglas, so the importance of the city started to diminish.

    The majority of the population in Cairns combines the dominant groups of: English, Australian, Irish, Scottish and German. The city later used as a railhead and essential port for exporting sugar cane, minerals, gold and agricultural products from coastal regions  surrounding the city of Cairns which is the fifth most populated city in Queensland and fourteenth in the whole country.

    Living

    Living Expenses in Cairns

    An international student is in need of AUS$1400, except for rent, and a family of four is in need of AUS$5000 in a month, except for rent, also. Depending on these estimates, we can say Cairns is 23 % less expensive than New York without rent; to tell the truth, we can say Rent in Cairns is, in general, 80 % lower than in New York.

     

     

    Lists of Living Expenses in Cairns, Australia, in AUS$ for an international student:

    Total Expenses in a month

    2200

    Total with rent

    835

    Without rent

    1377

    Rent and Utilities

    623

    Food

    120

    Transport

     

    Eating out

    15

    Lunch Menu

    75.5

    Dinner in a restaurant for two

    10.05

    Fast food meal

    5.056

    Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L

    4.5

    Cappuccino

    3.23

    Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L

     

    Rent and Utilities

    993

    1bed room apartment in Downtown, 40 m2

    900

    1bed room apartment, cheap, 40 m2

    1555

    3bed room apartment in Downtown, 80m2

    1200

    3bed room apartment , cheap, 80m2

    120

    Utility bill, electricity, water...

    165

    Utility bill for a family of 4

    77

    Internet plan, monthly payment, 50 Mbps

    4.47%

    Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 years

    4223

    Apartment price to buy in city Centre, 1m2

    2711

    House price to buy in Suburbs, 1m2

     

    Transportation

    5

    Local Transport Ticket

    130

    Monthly ticket, local Transport

    22

    Taxi Ride, 8km

    1.5

    Gas, Petrol, 1L

     

    Groceries

    1.75

    Milk,1L

    1.95

    Bread,1kg

    2.88

    Rice, 1kg

    4.96

    Eggs, 12 eggs, large

    14.02

    Cheese, 1kg

    9.69

    Chicken, Breast, 1kg

    19.98

    Round Steak, 1kg

    4.5

    Apples, 1kg

    3.5

    Banana, 1kg

    3.6

    Oranges, 1kg

    5.25

    Tomato, 1kg

    3.96

    Potato, 1kg

    2.59

    Onion, 1kg

    1.66

    Water, 1L

    2.89

    Coke, Pepsi, 2L

    16.58

    Wine – mid price - , 750 ml

    5.23

    Beer, 0.5L

    24.56

    Cigarette pack

    12.52

    Cold medicine, 1week

    5.26

    Hair Shampoo

    2.6

    Toilet paper, 4rolls

    3.5

    Toothpaste, 1tube

     

    Other

    45.56

    Gym Membership, 1month

    17.36

    Cinema Ticket, 1person

    60.58

    Doctor’s visit

    17.59

    Haircut, simple

    90.58

    Brand Jeans

    136

    Brand Sneakers

    1699

    Daycare or preschool, 1month

    4112

    International Primary School, 1year

     

    Culture

    The Culture in Cairns

    The two deepened cultures in History in Cairns, in Tropical North Queensland, are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The rainforest and reef country will connect visitors comprehensively with the world, by the wisdom of ancient culture still to have been living till the current moment, as it is of timeless nature. The name “Cairns” means a “heap of stones” which is unique in its nature symbolizing the past, in addition to dying world’s chronology. People are used to carving names, photos, patterns and screams for loved people.

    Weather

    Weather and Environment

    The tropical climate prevails in the city, and to be specific, the tropical monsoon climate. So from November till May, the season is wet with monsoonal downpours that are concentrated, with almost dry season during the months of June till October.

     

     

    It is hot, warm and humid during summer and warm during winter, with mean temperatures fluctuate between 260C (79.10F) in July to reach up to 32 0C (89.10F) in January.

    Cairns City is situated on the east coast of Cape York Peninsula. The beaches in the north combine lots of beach areas stretching to the north side by side with the coast. The suburb of Smithfield is located off the mountains of the large dividing range serving the major hub leading to Northern Beaches, where you can find the Smithfield Shopping Centre.

    The city has many suburbs called Freshwater Valley as they are set along the edge of the Barron River despite being the lower part of Red lynch Valley. The city’s suburbs of all destinations are either along nice beaches or higher mountains having impressive scenes.

    Working

    Work in Cairns

    Cairns gives you good opportunities to work and paid good amount of money while studying in one of the incredible regions on the planet, where you will live summer days endlessly.

    The unique wildlife, inspiring activities of different kinds, beaches that have not changed or polluted, lovely nightlife, lifestyle that is to be lived naturally in a fun laidback lifestyle, all of which make Cairns a nice place to study, work and play.

    Cairns offers work opportunities concerning many industries, tourism, hospitality and retail sectors in particular. There is international and domestic airport in the city that can connect Cairns with countries worldwide. The city is vibrant in growing gradually.

    The Tourism sector creates a good employment opportunity for international students when about 2.4 m visitors come to Cairns each year. Employment opportunities are directed to hotels and resorts, on cruise boats to the island and Great Barrier Reef, in addition to tourist attractions as well as businesses related to complimentary services such as restaurants, Pubs, tour booking agents and retail businesses.

    Seasonal harvest work thrives each seasonal crop in the Cairns region where employment opportunity is demanded as the area is considered the food bowl for the city.

    Mango, banana, pineapple, avocado, macadamia and tea crops, and let alone the sugar cane which continue to grow in huge quantities in the hinterlands (far areas)making the need for work reach its peak value.

    Districts of Cairns

    The major districts in Cairns are:

    • Babinda
    • Barron - Smithfield
    • The Cairns Beaches District includes the suburbs of Ellis Beach, Palm Cove, Clifton Beach, Kewarra Beach and Trinity Beach
    • CBD North Cairns
    • Freshwater - Stratford - Aero glen
    • Gordon vale - Goldsborough
    • Inner suburbs
    • Island Districts

    The Universities in Cairns

    Cairns City has three university campuses. Also, it hosts the University of James Cook which has a campus in Cairn.  The city of Cairns hosts the CQ University Cairns, and Cairns Clinical School.

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