Living CostsYou'll need to allow for living costs in addition to your course tuition fees.
The Australian government estimates the average living expenses for an international student is A$18,610 per year (A$390 per week) to cover food, accommodation,clothing, entertainment, transport, international and domestic travel, telephone and incidental costs. These amounts are typically for 1 person and will vary depending on where you study and the lifestyle you live.
The financial requirements per year outlined in the table below apply from 1 July 2012.
|Expenses||Per Person||Amount required in AUD|
|Travel||Applicant||Return air fare to Australia|
|Family members||One return air fare to Australia per person|
|School-age||AUD8000 per year|
|children aged 5-18|
|Living||Applicant||AUD18 610 per year|
|Partner||AUD6 515 per year|
|First child||AUD3 720 per year|
|Each other child||AUD2 790 per year|
It generally costs more to live in Sydney than in other cities or towns in New South Wales. Outside Sydney, accommodation and transport costs are lower.