You may have heard that Australia has one of the highest costs of living in the world! But, after all, what is the cost of living in Australia? Read below and get the facts straight!
About the accommodation profile:
If your preference is to live in a prime area of Sydney (like on the beach or CBD) you can pay between $200 and $ 250 Australian dollars for a shared room! But if you choose to live in the suburbs for example, you can find a single room for the same price. For more references of values, look on the website Flatmates.com.au.
If you are planning your trip to Sydney, take note that most of the expenses here are weekly, and so is our estimate. Check it out:
Accommodation: from $200 to $300 per week
Transportation: from $25 to $50 per week
Groceries: from $20 to $35 per week
Phone: $10 to $15 per week
Extras (parties, Uber, clothing, restaurant, etc): from $45 to $90 per week
Total: from $300 to $490 per week.
Attention! This is just an estimate! Everyone has different preferences and lifestyle.
That amount excludes costs with school.
How does that sound to you? If you think it is a bit overpriced, you are not alone, but wages in Australia are considered to be one of the bests in the world, so having a working experience here can be very rewarding.
Best of luck!