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Cost of living
in Sydney

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LEARN HOW MUCH YOU’LL NEED TO LIVE & STUDY IN SYDNEY

Living in Sydney can be expensive – but there are ways to keep costs down. Shop at discount supermarkets like ALDI, cook your own meals or choose from a range of affordable cafes and pubs. Here, we give you a brief overview of how much you can expect to spend living in Sydney, and what you can expect to spend your money on.

 

How much will I need

As a general guide, you’ll need about $18,000-$21,000 to cover living expenses for one year. This equates to roughly $390 per week or $1,550 per month. This will cover accommodation, food, transport, entertainment and mobile phone expenses.

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Accommodation costs

Accommodation costs vary depending on where you choose to live. Use the following as a guide:

  • Shared rental: $70-250 per week
  • Homestay $110-270 per week
  • Rental $100-400

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Living Expenses

You should also consider the following expenses:

  • Groceries and eating out $80 to $200 per week
  • Mobile phone $30 - $80 per month
  • Gas, electricity $60 to $100 per week
  • Phone and Internet $20 to $50 per week
  • Public transport $10 to $50 per week
  • Entertainment $50 to $100 per week

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Average Living Costs

Learn about the average costs to live and study in Australia.

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Use the Australian Government’s calculator to plan your budget.

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