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Living expenses in Melbourne and Sydney

Sydney

As a student visa holder, you will be required to have approximately AUD$20,290 per person per year for living expenses, as advised by the Australian Government.  However, the actual cost depends on your individual lifestyle and you should budget for approximately AUD$25,000 per year per adult.  Remember, your living expenses are separate from your tuition fees. To give you some more guidance on current living expenses, here are a few websites which will help you understand today’s market.

https://www.sydneymovingguide.com/the-cost-of-living-in-sydney/

https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Sydney

Melbourne

Melbourne is the second most expensive city in Australia, coming in just after

Sydney. However, for students who need to stick to a budget and a lowcost of living, there are plenty of opportunities to save money in the city, particularly when it comes to life’s 'nonessentials'. Here are a few websites which will help you further understand Melbourne’s living expenses.

https://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living/melbourne 

https://insiderguides.com.au/cost-of-living-calculator/

In order to further understand the variance of living expenses between cities of AMTC locations, here is a great website to compare expenses between cities in Australia -  

https://www.budgetdirect.com.au/interactives/costofliving/compare/melbourne-vs-sydney/