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    The coastal capital is Melbourne of the Australian’s State of Victoria in the southeast. It gives residents the life that they desire which is agile and joyful as it is Australia’s city of happy life side by side with Vienna in Austria. The Melbourne city has everything that residents need, so it is a good city to live in as everything is available and can be reached easily.

    Also, Melbourne is known as the Sporting Capital around the world, in addition to having graphitized laneways, variety of culture, and location of bayside near wonderful beaches.

    The entire area of Melbourne covers 999.5 kmwith 4.96 million people living on its territories. The municipality of Melbourne  covers 37.7 km2 , living on its area 184,000 residents depending on 2020 statistics.

    The population of Melbourne descends of British or Irish ancestry, and some are reported Australian ancestry, and minorities reported they had Asian ancestry, besides few who are reported as Chinese ancestry.

    It was established on the river of Yara in 1835 after the unsuccessful foundation of a settlement inside the Port Philip Bay heads close to Sorrento. The Port received its independence I in 1850 from New South Wales then Melbourne emerged  for the rapid rush in the north of the region in 1850 on the back drop of gold.

    There were two men after signing the treaty of independence: Batman and another one called John Faker who resided on the river banks of Yara River. One of these two men was the founder of Melbourne. 

    The name Melbourne is given to the city in honor of the British Prime minister William Lamb, the second Viscount Melbourne when the new settlement in 1837 was granted its current name Melbourne.


    Living Expenses

    Melbourne city is less expensive than Sydney, but still expensive for students somewhat. A student needs between $1000 – 1200 a month without rent, and if he brings a family of four, for example, he needs about $3500 a month without rent.

    For students to live on-campus, they need between $700 – 850 a week. But bear in mind that your meal is cooked for you on a daily basis, in addition to including utilities, and your moving from one place to another would be less than you would like to if you were accommodated off – campus. 

    Lists of living Expenses in Melbourne 



    Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

    20.00 A$

    Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course

    100.00 A$

    McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)

    12.00 A$

    Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)

    10.00 A$

    Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)

    9.61 A$

    Cappuccino (regular)

    4.36 A$

    Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)

    3.14 A$

    Water (0.33 liter bottle)

    2.56 A$


    Milk (regular), (1 liter)

    1.56 A$

    Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)

    2.96 A$

    Rice (white), (1kg)

    2.49 A$

    Eggs (regular) (12)

    4.82 A$

    Local Cheese (1kg)

    12.50 A$

    Chicken Fillets (1kg)

    11.15 A$

    Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)

    17.65 A$

    Apples (1kg)

    4.39 A$

    Banana (1kg)

    3.15 A$

    Oranges (1kg)

    3.20 A$

    Tomato (1kg)

    4.34 A$

    Potato (1kg)

    3.05 A$

    Onion (1kg)

    2.67 A$

    Lettuce (1 head)

    2.55 A$

    Water (1.5 liter bottle)

    2.29 A$

    Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)

    15.00 A$

    Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)

    5.81 A$

    Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)

    6.37 A$

    Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)

    40.00 A$


    One-way Ticket (Local Transport)

    4.50 A$

    Monthly Pass (Regular Price)

    151.20 A$

    Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)

    5.00 A$

    Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)

    1.62 A$

    Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)

    34.08 A$

    Gasoline (1 liter)

    1.41 A$

    Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)

    27,500.00 A$

    Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)

    26,471.78 A$

     Utilities (Monthly)

    Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment

    196.66 A$

    1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)

    0.21 A$

    Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)

    74.62 A$

     Sports And Leisure

    Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult

    65.04 A$

    Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)

    21.60 A$

    Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat

    20.00 A$


    Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child

    2,484.33 A$

    International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child

    17,691.67 A$

     Clothing And Shoes

    1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)

    99.91 A$

    1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)

    58.22 A$

    1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)

    133.36 A$

    1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes

    148.40 A$

     Rent Per Month

    Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre

    1,714.38 A$

    Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre

    1,372.73 A$

    Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre

    3,208.52 A$

    Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre

    2,217.17 A$

     Buy Apartment Price

    Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre

    9,341.18 A$

    Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre

    7,585.83 A$


    Culture in Melbourne

    The culture in Melbourne is obvious and unique giving visitors the lively inspiration displayed in its design, arts, fashion, food, different constructions and engineering that is viable in every art of architecture. The theatre shows, live music, fashion shows and comedy concerts will expose to you Victoria different celebrations; in addition, vibrant artistic culture is ongoing to be always explored.


    Weather and Environment

    The summer days are warm and temperatures are moderate in summer and autumn, spring days are sunny and nice, with cool winter days. The city does not suffer from high levels of air pollution that we find these levels are in place in other main regions in the world.

    The only environment problem is the amount of bacteria in the Yara River caused by septic system as well as garbage. 350000 cigarette butts engulf the water from time to time which has a bad effect on its purity. A number of programs are being carried out to attenuate river pollution. Melbourne, which needs protection and sanitation and cleanliness sustainability, is a nice city having from the banks of the Yara River to Urban forests 


    Work in Melbourne

    An international student is supposed to gain a wage of $19 an hour or $722 every 38 hours a week before implementing the tax for on-campus and off-campus work while studying in Melbourne universities of full time study.

     To apply for a job in Melbourne, a student has to fill the following info:

    1. Your name and contact details.
    2. Your relevant education.
    3. Your professional experience.
    4. Your interests and achievements.
    5. Your technical skills (if they are needed for the specific job type)

     Jobs in Melbourne are competitive, for both nationals and expatriates are on being always ready to apply for a job in the job markets, and the one who will be the first to get it is the one who has enough experience and knowledge, as competitiveness plays a great role. But rural areas of Melbourne are easier for jobs to find as the competitiveness is less than urban regions. 

    Districts of Melbourne

    There are 79 local government areas in Victoria, 31 of which are situated in metropolitan Melbourne.

    Universities in Melbourne

    Name/ Suburb




    La Trobe University



    Monish University



    RMIT University



    Swinburne University of Technology



    University of Divinity



    University of Melbourne


    Foot scray Park

    Victoria University


    ACU Melbourne

    Australian Catholic University


    CDU Melbourne

    Charles Darwin University


    CQU Melbourne

    CQ University


    Universities in Melbourne / Australia

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