LIVING COST

GENERAL EXPENSES

A student will need approximately

AUD $17,000 – $22,000 per year to live comfortably in Australia. Airfares, visa costs, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and tuition fees will be additional.

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LIVING EXPENSES IN AUSTRALIA

The following table shows estimated costs for one student living in Homestay accommodation.
Costs are quoted in Australian dollars.

APPROXIMATE COST

Homestay Accommodation(Single)

Public Transport Ticket (zone 1)

   

Public Transport Ticket (zone1 + zone2)

Telephone Calls

Miscellaneous expenses

Total

PER WEEK

$290

$35

   

$59.20

$10

$100

$405

PER YEAR

$15,080

$1569.50

   

$2423.60

$520

$5200

$21,000

MORE INFORMATION

For more information on the costs of common expenses in Melbourne visit the Live in Melbourne website.