You’ve done your research on countries across the world and you’ve settled on Australia as your chosen study destination (just quietly, we reckon you’ve made the right choice!). Now comes the hard part of deciding which city to live in. If you’re considering how much you want to spend during your studies abroad and need to know which city offers the most for your budget, we’ve put together some handy guides to the cost of living in capital cities in Australia – you’re welcome!

MELBOURNE

Keen to check out Melbourne’s famous laneways, food and drink, and arts and culture scene? We look at what it’ll cost you to live in one of the world’s most liveable cities.

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SYDNEY

If stunning beaches and outdoor living are more your thing, here’s what you’ll likely be spending to live in Australia’s economic capital, Sydney.

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BRISBANE

Laidback but still containing everything a big city has to offer, Brisbane is a great place to study and live. Here’s what you can expect to pay in the Queensland capital.

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ADELAIDE

Adelaide is an Aussie festival hub with plenty of great activities on offer, but is also incredibly affordable. We look at just how reasonable living in Adelaide can be.

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CANBERRA

Combining Australia’s political epicentre, a great food and drink scene, and plenty of natural beauty, Canberra is a fantastic study destination. Here’s how much it’ll cost to live in the Australian capital.

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PERTH

Perth is a lovely spot to live and study in, offering an easygoing lifestyle and top-rated study institutions. If Perth has piqued your interest, it’s worth figuring out how much you’ll be spending.

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HOBART

The city of Hobart lies just off the Australian mainland on the island of Tasmania. It’s a small but very bustling location, packed with arts, culture and fun things to do. We look at how much you’ll need to live on in this lovely little city.

READ MORE: How Much Does it Cost to Live in Hobart?

You can also check out our Cost of Living Calculator to get a comprehensive idea of how much you’ll be spending each week.


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