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Estimated living expenses for an international student are approximately A$18,720 to A$20,000 a year. This covers food, accommodation, travel, entertainment and clothing  Suggested Weekly Budget (Remember figures are in Australia dollars and accurate in May 2008):  The average international student in Australia spends about $360 per week on:

  • Accommodation;
  • Food;
  • Clothing;
  • Entertainment;
  • Transport;
  • International and domestic travel;
  • Telephone and incidental costs.

You may spend more or less, depending on the course you choose to study, where you choose to live and your lifestyle.