LEARN HOW MUCH YOU’LL NEED TO LIVE & STUDY IN MELBOURNE
Here, we give you a brief overview of how much you can expect to spend living in Melbourne, and what you can expect to spend your money on.
How much will you need
As a general guide, you’ll need about $$21,000-30,000 to cover living expenses for one year. This equates to roughly $625per week or $2500 per month. This will cover accommodation, food, transport, entertainment and mobile phone expenses.
Accommodation costs vary depending on where you choose to live. Use the following as a guide:
Shared rental:$95-250 per week
Homestay$235-325 per week
Rental$185-440 per week
You should also consider the following expenses:
Groceries and eating out $60 to $150 per week
Mobile phone $20 - $50 per month
Gas, electricity $45 to $90 per week
Phone and Internet $25 to $55 per week
Public transport $15 to $50 per week
Entertainment $50 to $150 per week
Average Living Costs
Learn about the average costs to love and study in Australia.
Plan Your Budget
Use the Australian Government’s calculator to plan your budget.
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