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The Minimum Living Cost/Year

Individual living expenses may vary depending on the accommodation type, personal
consumption, and lifestyle.
The Australian Government Department of Home Affairs recommends $24,505 as a base figure
to cover one year’s expenses for a single person. Visit the Study in Australia website for more

List Items Australian Dollar ($)
Your Partner
Your First Child
Every Other Child

Hostels and Guesthouses

$90 to $150 per week

Shared Rental

$95 to $215 per week

On Campus

$110 to $280 per week


$235 to $325 per week


$185 to $440 per week

Boarding Schools

$11,000 to $22,000 a year

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


$80 to $150 per week

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