When you study in Victoria, Australia, you can enjoy a very high standard of living with a reasonably low cost of living.
Working out what it costs
The table below will help you (and your family) work out your expected cost of living. Victoria is a place where it’s possible to live well without spending a lot of money.
Estimated cost (AUD)|
|Homestay||Based on 7 nights|
accommodation & 3 meals per day ($250 - $330 per week)
|Annual||$13,000 - $17,160|
|Books||VCE reading materials|
and text books
|Annual||$300 - $600|
|Exam fees||Years 11 & 12 only||Annual||$210 - $440|
|School Camp||If offered||Per outing||$300 - $600|
|Transport||Train, bus and tram (myki passes)||Weekly||$14.70 - $21.50|
|Monthly||$49.28 - $72.52|
|Personal expenses||Eating out||Per outing||$20 - $30|
|Movie ticket||Per outing||$24|
|Hot chocolate or coffee in a café||Per unit||$4.50 - $6.00|
(eg. Zoo, Aquarium)
|Per outing||$30 - $36|
|Haircut||Men's||$20 - $40|
|Women's||$40 - $70|
|Postal services||Local||Per stamp||$1|
|Telephone services||Mobile phone||Monthly||$40 - $60|
|Phone card||Per unit||From $20|
|Telephone call||Local - per call||$0.25 - $0.40|
| ||International - per minute||$1 + $0.55 connection fee|
CRICOS Provider Name and Code: Department of Education and Training, 00861K.
CRICOS Course Names and Codes: Primary (Prep to Year 6), 019047G; Secondary (7-12), 019048F; Victorian College of the Arts Secondary Course (7-12), 028651A.