In addition to paying the full cost of their courses, full-fee students must meet all their own travel and living expenses, plus any student association fees or administrative charges made by the institution. A single person studying in Australia will need a minimum of A$18,610 each year in addition to the tuition fees. This amount also depends on the kind of accommodation a student chooses. For a married person with a dependent, he/she will need another A$6,515 each year. If there are children, the living expenses needed will be approximately First child A$3,720/first child/each year, Second Child-$2750/each year.
Students will need a minimum of A$18,610 per year (excluding tuition) to cover living expenses. Accommodation costs range from $150 per week (flat/apartment accommodation) to $260 per week (homestay). Food costs about $100 per week and transport can cost about $40 per week.
The lifestyle in Australia is safe and friendly. Australians have a high standard of living. The climate is pleasant, there is plenty of food and the vast natural resources in Australia enable most people to live well.
Fruit, vegetables and meat are available fresh and at reasonable prices. Clothing and personal effects are usually good quality and available at a wide variety of prices.
Below is a price table of typical daily items. This is only a guide. Remember that you can shop around for items such as clothing and shoes to find a cheaper source.