Cost of living

The Department of Immigration & Border Protection recommends budgeting A$18,610 per year to cover the cost of a single student living away from home in Australia.

It is advisable to plan your budget carefully in order to avoid any financial difficulties during your study in Canberra. The estimates below are provide to assist you.

Estimated weekly cost of living in Canberra

  On campus self-catered On campus catered Off campus
Accommodation $180-$230 $330-$345 $150-$350
Food $120   $120
Entertainment $30 $30 $30
Public transport     $15
Mobile phone $15 $15 $15
Photocopying $15 $15 $15
Stationery $5 $5 $5
Incidentals $20 $20 $20
TOTAL $385-$435 $415-$430 $370-$570