ELSIS | Sydney English language Center

An Australian Government survey showed that in terms of total expenses, living in Australia was comparable to the USA and the UK. Living costs too will vary by location, and of course by your lifestyle.

Here is a quick guide of the cost of living in Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane:

Shared Accommodation $120 – $500 AUD per week
Bread $2.40 AUD
Litre of milk $2.00 AUD
Dozen eggs $5.00 AUD
Instant noodles $2.00 AUD
BBQ chicken $8.00 – $12.00 AUD
1 kg of rice $2.50 AUD
Haircut: male $10.00 – $40.00 AUD
Haircut: female $20.00 – $100.00 AUD
Movie ticket $15.00 AUD (student discount applies)
Restaurant/café meal $8.00 – $25.00 AUD
Public Transport (per week) $25 – $41 AUD (Depending on the distance travelled)
Taxi 5 Minutes ride could cost $7 – $12 AUD
Newspapers $2.70 AUD