Living Expenses | Trinity College - The University of Melbourne

Living Expenses

The figures below act as a guide to compare the cost of living for a single student in a rooming house, homestay, or renting a private property.

When comparing costs, please bear in mind: 

  • all figures are in Australian dollars
  • costs will vary depending on location, lifestyle and preferences
  • rooming house and homestay arrangements are calculated on a 44-week basis
  • apartments are calculated on a 52-week basis
  • all costs are subject to an additional 10% Goods and Service Tax (GST).

Living expenses comparison

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Establishment Costs Rooming House Homestay    Apartment
Bond/deposit calculation (refundable).  
Further details can be found here:  Consumer Affairs
weekly rent x 4.333  No Bond weekly rent x 4.333
Utility connection (electricity & gas)     150 - 200
Furniture & household goods (not whitegoods)     1,200
Books, stationery, equipment 600  600  600 
Clothes 700  700  700 
Accommodation fee 13,200 - 20,240 13,860 15,080 - 23,920
Food (includes snacks) 60  60  100 
Travel (does not apply to students in walking distance) 41  41  41 
Gas, electricity, water     35-45 
Mobile Telephone 30 - 70 pm 30 - 70 pm 30 - 70 pm
Internet (may be included in the rent, check with the acommodation) from 40 pm 40 pm  from 40 pm
Miscellaneous expenses (medical, movies etc) 65 65  65

 

For more information on the cost of living in Australia and price summaries, please visit Living in Victoria.

 

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