Cost of Living in Australia

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How much does it cost to live and study in Australia?

Australia is one of the more expensive study destinations. Living cost indicators tend to be on the high side compared to similar countries.

  • For example, the indicative student residential fee is AUD $14,000 per year.
  • To be issued with a student visa, you need to demonstrate access to lifestyle funds of around $18,610 per year.

Indicative on-campus accommodation costs

University Annual fee*
Deakin University $13,200
RMIT University $13,728
University of Wollongong $15,120
Average $14,016
* Room for academic year (with meal plan)  —  Updated: 7 March 2016

Working in Australia

If you are able to work while studying, Australia becomes very affordable. International students who work part-time can fund a good lifestyle.