Cost of Living in Sydney

It is strongly recommended recommended that you organize to bring with you enough funds to support you and your dependents during your study in Australia.

Cost of Living per year is $19,830 for the main student, $6,940 per year for the student’s partner and $2,790 per year for each child.

For the most up to date information please visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Stud/More/Student-Visa-Living-Costs-and-Evidence-of-Funds .

Initial  establishment costs (in Australian Dollars)
Bond – one month rent in advance
Bond refunded at end of lease period, provided there is no damage to the property $600 – $720
2 weeks rent in advance $300 – $360
Utility fees
Electricity, gas & telephone $250 – $500
Household items (furniture, linen, kitchen utensils, crockery) $600 – $640
Approximate total cost: $1900 – $2400
Average weekly living expenses in Sydney (in Australian Dollars)
Accommodation (sharing) $150 – $215 per week (depending on suburb you live in)
Food/Groceries $60 – $80 per week
Travel $50 – $60 per week (depending on distance travelled)
Phone and internet/other bills $25 – $55 per week
Miscellaneous $30
Average Expenditure $315 – $440 per week
Other costs (in Australian Dollars)
Ladies clothing $30 – $80 per 6 months
Gents clothing $30 – $80 per 6 months
Gents haircut $15 – $30 per month
Ladies haircut $35 – $70 per month
Shoes $40 – $100 per 6 months
Doctor’s (GP) consultation fee $50 – $60 per month

Please note that the costs indicated above are not fixed and may vary based on student’s lifestyle and accommodation arrangement.

The figures are to be used as a guide only.