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Cost of Living for International Students in Australia

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Cost of Studying and Cost of Living in Australia

It is difficult to calculate an average cost of living as it depends on an individual’s circumstances and lifestyle as well as the city one studies or works in. However, a list is compiled with average figures with respect to the cost of living in Australia 2016.

Cost of Studying

The cost of studying in Australia depends on the university and the course chosen for study so it will vary.

Cost of Living

As for the Cost of Living in Australia, average costs for basic necessities is listed below in Indian Rupees (INR).


The per week accommodation cost is listed below except for boarding schools where the cost is listed on a per year basis.

  • Hostels and Guesthouses: 4530 – 7550 INR
  • On Shared Rent: 4278 – 10822 INR
  • On Campus: 4530 – 14094 INR
  • Homestay: 11829 – 16360 INR
  • Rental: 8305 – 22150 INR
  • Boarding schools: 553727 – 1107455 INR (per year)

As for the other living expenses that include, groceries, gas, electricity, phone, internet, public transport, miscellaneous, the total cost in Indian Rupees (INR) adds up to 11576 – 34231 INR per week.

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