Sydney is a beautiful city and the capital of New South Wales. It is a popular student destination. And is ranked the fourth-best student city in the QS World Rankings.
Sydney is slightly more expensive compared to other cities in Australia.
On average, the estimated cost of living here for a single person will range between AUD 1,900 and AUD 2,500 per month.
This may look like an expensive cost of living in this city, but prices will vary based on your expenses.
Before we list the details of the cost of living in Sydney, let’s give you a brief picture of the costings.
|Average Tuition Fees||AUD 20,000 – 50,000 / Year|
|Accommodation||AUD 520 above / Week|
|Food||AUD 300 / Month|
|Local Transport||AUD 140 – 150 / Month|
|Utility bills||AUD 200 above / Month|
|Internet and mobile phone||AUD 50 – 150 / Month|
|Miscellaneous||AUD 300 above / Month|
Costs of Tuition Fees
Course and university prices will determine the cost of your tuition fees.
|UndergraduationTuition Fee||Post- Graduation Tuition Fee|
|AUD 15,000 to 33,000 / Year||AUD 20,000 to 37,000 / Year|
Student Accommodation Costs
The location, housing type, and facilities will determine your accommodation cost.
|1. Student Housing||Price|
|Ensuite||AUD 350 – 500 / Week|
|Studio||AUD 300 – 500 / Week|
|Private||AUD 400 – 1,500 / Week|
|3. University Hall||Price|
|Room||AUD 200 – 900 / Week|
Eating in restaurants in Sydney is expensive. An average meal will cost AUD 30. Groceries will cost less. For instance, a litre of milk will cost you a dollar, a dozen eggs will cost you A$5, and a kilo of chicken will cost you A$11.
Sydney has a good public transportation system. This includes buses, trains, trams, and ferries. Purchasing an Opal card will give you access to the city’s public transportation system. You can avail of a discount only if you receive an approved Australian Government scholarship.
The cost of your utility bills in Sydney (gas, energy, insurance, etc.) will start from AUD 200 and above depending upon your usage.
When it comes to having a good time, Sydney has a lot to offer. A movie ticket here would cost you about AUD 15 per person, and a dinner for two would cost around AUD 56. If you are going to a downtown club, a drink will cost you AUD 18.
If you have met your cost of living expenses, it is advisable to have an extra budget of AUD 500 for your usage.
How to live on a budget in Sydney
Sydney is beautiful and comes with a price. But don’t you worry? There are ways that you can live on a budget, and enjoy living in Sydney without the financial burden. Here are some helpful tips for you:
Avail them at shops and use them.
Look for affordable accommodations
There are many places to find affordable student accommodation in Sydney.
Eat home meals
Live healthily and save money by cooking and eating meals at home.
Use buses, trains, walking, or cycling. Find a way to cut travel costs.