Living cost for Australia

Australia is perhaps one of the finest countries to travel, work and live. Australia high living standard has attracted a good proportion of individuals around the world to experience the unprecedented facilities and amenities. When you are residing in Australia with an Australian PR or any student or work visa, then you must also comply with the basic funds requirement as determined by the Australian government. Australia’s living cost, when compared to USA and UK is much lesser.

Accommodation Cost

The first step when you got the visa for Australian immigration, is to book a home to live and settle down in the vicinity of Australia. The accommodation living cost may vary according to the region or state you have decided to live. Regions like Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane are quite expensive but offer good and unique ambiance to live.

Hostels/Guesthouses$90 to $150 per week is necessary
Shared rental $85 to $225 per week is necessary
On campus $90 to $280 per week is necessary
Homestay$235 to $325 per week is necessary
Rental$165 to $440 per week is necessary
Boarding School$11,000 to $22,000 per annum is necessary

Related: Procedure to get settle in Australia from India

Monthly Cost of Living in Australia

The monthly cost of living in Australia depends upon how you manage your daily expenditure which includes household requirements and transport needs as given below:

Groceries and eating out$80 to $280 per week including vegetables, fruits, meat, other eatables etc.
Clothing$80 to $170 depending upon whether you are purchasing branded clothes or ordinary one.
Transportation$15 to $55 per week including public transport tickets, taxi trips etc.
Gas and electricity$35 to $140 per week
Entertainment$80 to $150 per week which includes movie tickets, dinner for two, gym membership, cocktail drinks in the pub etc.
Phone and broadband connections$25 to $55 per week depending upon your daily usage of internet etc
Car expenses (after buying)$150 to $260 per week which include maintenance, fuel, services etc.

Living cost in Australia for one person

If you are planning to live in Australia alone, then before that, you need to know the basic cost of living in Australia. The cost which an individual requires is $20,290 for a year. Once you start living in Australia and passes a two year time period, you may receive social advantages of living in Australia.

Living Cost in Australia for Indians

When it comes to Indians, Australia becomes a quite expensive country to live in. The average disposable salary in Australia is 8 times more than India and food expenses is 6 times more than India. So, comparatively Australia cost of living for an Indian is very high especially for the middle class and the upper middle class. Before coming to Australia, you should maintain sufficient funds to sustain a living here.

Living Cost for International students

The estimated cost defined for an international students who is planning to study in Australia is AUD$18,610. This price includes all cost like accommodation, travel, transportation, food, clothing, telephone charges etc. Students are also allowed to work for 40 hours per fortnight, so that they could meet their additional expenses.

Also read: How to search a job in Australia from India?

Living cost for a family in Australia

Australia also provides the option to live with the family under certain visas, under which the applicant who is coming with family have to support their living by showcasing eligible funds to Australian government. The budget for a family of four is nearly around AUD2800 to AUD3200 per month. Mainly it depends upon yourself on how you manage your funds and establish your daily expenditure limit.

For availing more information about Australian Immigration or if you want to attain assistance in the documentation process or visa filing, you can contact the Make Visas experts by dialing official helpline +91-7042 184 185.  You may write your queries on the official email ID info@makevisas.com. 

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