Cost Of Living

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Cost of Living

As a guide, the recommended 12-month living cost for a single student is AUD$24,505. There are financial requirements you must meet to receive a student visa for Australia and you may need to provide evidence of your ability to cover living costs. See the Department of Home Affairs website for more information.

Note: This figure does not include tuition fees, textbooks, enrolment fee.

Work out your expenses

The first step when creating a budget is to work out your expenses. Some things to consider:

  • Accommodation
  • Transport
  • Food
  • Education expenses, like textbooks or IT equipment and workplace learning costs may include travel, accommodation, living costs, uniforms and parking
  • Utilities, like electricity bills
  • Entertainment (because you still want to have fun!)
  • Return flights home

For more information, please visit Study in Australia www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/en/study-costs/living/living-costs-in-australia