Cost of Living
The cost of living in Sydney really depends on your lifestyle preferences. Students need to allocate funds for tuition fees, accommodation, food, utility bills (electricity and water) and travelling costs (i.e. public transport).
As a basic estimate, living in Parramatta or Western Sydney may cost you around $15,000-22,000 per year. This includes accommodation, public transport and food but excludes entertainment, mobile phone or internet bills.
- A Parramatta studio apartment - $230 per week
- Food - $70 per week
- Travelling on public transport - $50 per week
- Household bills - $70 per quarter
This would cost around $22,000 per year.
Other examples of accommodation costs:
|Share house: 1 bedroom in 2 bedroom unit||$160.00 p/w|
|2 bedroom unit in Parramatta||$260.00 p/w|
Fully furnished studio apartment in Parramatta
|3 bedroom house||$370.00 p/w|
Please refer to rental real estate websites to find the most recent price for the style of accommodation you wish to choose:
Overseas students must make arranagements to ensure that they have access to sufficient funds for the cost of staying in Australia.
More information can be found at this website: http://www.immi.gov.au/students/student-information.htm