Cost of Living
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection advises that the cost of living for international students in Australia is approximately AUD$20,290 per year, however the Gold Coast is significantly less expensive than the bigger cities such as Sydney.
This figure covers living expenses such as food, accommodation, transport, clothing, fuel, power, telephone, and entertainment, and helps to ensure students are better able to make the most of their studies and have a safe and enjoyable experience in Australia.
|Item||Cost per week|
|Rent (shared)||Gold Coast: AUD $150-250
Sydney: AUD $200-300
|Electricity, gas and water||AUD $40 – $100|
|Food||AUD $80 – $150|
|Phone and Internet||AUD $20 – $50|
|Public Transport||Up to $50|
|Entertainment||AUD $30 – $100|
For more information, please visit:
The Australian Government – Department of Home Affairs ‘Student visa financial capacity requirements’