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Australia Living Costs for International Students

Australia Living Costs for International Students

Australia Living Costs for International Students

Published on 20-Jun-2021

In general, Australia Living Costs for International Students range between $2,000 - $30,000 per year, when taking into account the lifestyles that the student likes to live, and his various options related to daily, weekly, and monthly expenses.
For instance, establishment costs do not exceed 350 dollars if a student lives on-campus or home stay. But if a student lives off-campus in a shared living, he should allocate from 900-2500 dollars for establishment costs-four weeks rent, in addition to basic arrangements and needs.

These are some main expenses a student has to bear in mind.

  • Entertainments costs - 80-200 dollars a week
  • Public transport – 40 – 70 dollars a week
  • Groceries and Dinning out – 150 – 300 dollars a week
  • Phone and Internet – 20 – 40 dollars a week
  • Gas and Electricity – 15 – 25 dollars a week
  • Car after having one – 90 – 160 dollars a week
  • English courses, depending on the type of the course, starts from 300 dollars a week
  • Vocational training – Diploma and Advanced diploma – 4000-22000 dollars a year
  • Undergraduate studies – 20,000 – 40,000 dollars a year
  • Post Graduates, Master Degree – 25,000 – 50,000 dollars a year
  • Doctoral Degree – 20,000- 40,000 dollars a year

  • These costs do not include some majors like Medicine, Engineering ... A student must consult the respected university by visiting the web site... All the costs are in Australian dollars.
    The education provider with the level of study is the only thing that determines the costs of education in Australia, so as a foreign student he/she should be aware of these issues.
    Living costs concerning a student stay will vary between 100 – 500 dollars.

    This reflects the kind of living and location in Australia.
  • On – campus living – 100 – 300 dollars a week
  • Home stay – 200 – 350 dollars a week
  • Rental- 150 – 500 dollars a week
  • Shared rental – 100 – 250dollars a week
  • Guesthouses and Hostels – 100 – 150 dollars a week
  • Boarding Schools- 20,000 – 22,000 dollars a year

  • The website of Home Affairs has many details about how much money a student must have to meet the essential costs of living while studying in Australia as an international student.

    In case of having any trouble in financial means while in Australia, a student should meet with any one of the team responsible on the International Student Department Support and Student Accommodation Services Team to look for their advice and aid if possible, and a student can find what he is searching for.