Cost Of Living
Cost of living
The Department of Home Affairs has financial requirements you must meet in order to receive a student visa for Australia.
Refer to the step by step Student Visa Subclass 500 application and Document Checklist Tool for details on how to provide the evidence required to cover the costs of your stay, including your travel, study and living expenses.
As of October 2019 the 12-month living costs are;
• For students or guardians – AUD$21,041
• For partners coming with you – AUD$7,362
• For a child coming with you – AUD$3,152
The Home Affairs website covers in more detail how to work out how much money you might need to cover the costs of your stay in Australia as international student.
The Insider Guides ‘Cost of Living Calculator’ is also a useful, practical tool to help estimate your cost of living in Australia www.insiderguides.com.au/cost-of-living-calculator/.
If you experience financial trouble while in Australia, talk to your us for assistance.
|Hostels and Guesthouses||$90 to $150 per week|
|Shared Rental||$95 to $215 per week|
|On campus||$110 to $280 per week|
|Homestay||$235 to $325 per week|
|Rental||$185 to $440 per week|
|Boarding schools||$11,000 to $22,000 a year|
|Other Living Expenses||Range|
|Groceries and eating out||$140 to $280 per week|
|Gas, electricity||$10 to $20 per week|
|Phone and Internet||$15 to $30 per week|
|Public transport||$30 to $60 per week|
|Car (after purchase)||$150 to $260 per week|
|Entertainment||$80 to $150 per week|