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Anitesh Amaan Pillay

Living in Melbourne

The table shown below is an estimate only of cost of living in Melbourne for a single person. All figures are in Australian dollars. Costs will vary depending on location, lifestyle and preferences.

  • Accommodation per year is calculated on a 44-week basis for hostels and home stays.
  • Private Apartments are usually let on a 52-week basis and therefore expenses are calculated on a 52-week basis.
  • Please note that costs are subject to a 10% Goods and Service Tax.
APPROXIMATE ESTIMATED LIVING COSTS FOR YEAR
(To be used as a guide only)
College/Hostel*
Private Rent#
Home stay*

ESTABLISHMENT COSTS (Per Year)

Bond/Deposit (Refundable)
800

Utility connection (telephone)
1,200
50

Electricity & Gas connection
50
25

Furniture, household goods
1000

Total
1,250
1,875

ANNUAL COSTS

Books, Stationery, Equipment
500
500
500

Clothes
600
600
600

Accommodation Fee
*13,000
#9,900
*8,800

Total
14,100
11,000
9,900

WEEKLY COSTS

Travel
10
20
20

Gas/Electricity/
Water
20

Telephone (excluding mobile, internet)
40
40
40

Miscellaneous Expenses: medical, haircuts, movies, etc.
50
50
50

Total
150
220
160

ANNUAL TOTAL
A$ 21,950
A$ 24,315
A$ 16,940

* Accommodation per year maybe calculated on a 44-week basis.
# Private rental apartments are usually let on a 52-week basis and therefore expenses are calculated on a 52-week basis.

Item
Cost A$
Hamburger
$6.50
Instant noodles (single packet)
$0.90
Movie ticket (student concession)
$9.00
Shampoo (200ml)
$3.50
Cup of coffee (café)
$3.50
Tea bags (pk 50)
$2.50
Rice (kg)
$3.50
Bread, sliced loaf
$2.50
Milk (litre)
$1.90
Cooked noodles (bowl)
$8.00
Apples (kg)
$3.50
Pizza (large)
$9.00
Bananas (kg)
$3.00
Mineral water (1.5litre)
$2.00
Toothpaste
$3.00
Coke soft drink (375ml)
$2.00
Petrol, unleaded (litre)
$1.50
Jeans (pants)
$50-$100
 

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