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 hostel, 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
  • hostel 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 Hostel Homestay Apartment
Bond/deposit (refundable) 1,300   1,000
Utility connection (telephone) 60   60
Electricity & gas connection     35
Furniture & household goods     1,200
Books, stationery, equipment 600 600 600
Clothes 700 700 700
Accommodation fee 13,500 10,100 12,000
Food (includes snacks) 60 60 100
Travel 20 30 20
Gas, electricity, water   50 20
Telephone (excludes mobile & internet) 50   50
Miscellaneous expenses (medical, movies etc) 60 60 60
Total 23,220 27,595 20,200

 

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

 

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