Study & Costs In Australia

Study In Australia

Living Costs in Australia

Knowing the average living costs in Australia is an important part of your financial preparation. For your reference, here are some of the costs associated with living and studying in Australia. (All costs are in Australian dollars.)


  • Hostels and Guesthouses – $80 to $135 per week
  • Shared Rental – $70 to $250 per week
  • On campus – $80 to $250 per week
  • Homestay – $110 to $270 per week
  • Rental – $100 to $400 per week
  • Boarding schools – $10,000 to $20,000 a year

Other living Expenses

  • Groceries and eating out – $80 to $200 per week
  • Gas, electricity – $60 to $100 per week
  • Phone and Internet – $20 to $50 per week
  • Public transport – $10 to $50 per week
  • Car (after purchase) – $150 to $250 per week
  • Entertainment – $50 to $100 per week

Minimum Cost of Living

The Department of Home Affairs has financial requirements you must meet in order to receive a student visa. Below is a guide on the requirements you must meet to study in Australia. Reference:

  • From 10 May 2024, the 12 month living cost is:
    • for a primary applicant: AUD29,710
    • for a spouse or de facto partner of the primary applicant: AUD10,394
    • for a dependent child: AUD4,449
    • annual school costs: AUD13,502
    • personal annual income if there is no secondary applicant: AUD87,856
    • personal annual income where there is a secondary applicant: AUD102,500


All costs are per year in Australian dollars. To convert to your own currency, visit


Benefits of Studying in Australia:

  • Australia is one of the most English-speaking countries, located closest to Asia.
  • The geographical location of Australia is relatively close to tropical climate conditions.
  • A modern country that has all gorgeous sights and sceneries.
  • Student with Graduate Stream Visa (485 visa) is entitled to 18-month full work right.
  • Stable social and economic conditions.
  • Multi-cultural society.
  • The quality of education is high and internationally recognised.
  • Comfortable and secure living and learning environment.
  • International students receive special protection in Australia (from ESOS Act), which guarantees the quality assurance and international reputation from every educational institution in Australia delivering courses to international students. This protection applies to all sectors of education and training in Australia.
  • The student can work 40 hours per fortnight (every two weeks, average 20 hours per week).