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COST OF LIVING

SAMPLE COSTS (IN AUS $)

 

FOOD ITEMS

  • LOAF OF BREAD - $3.00

  • LITRE OF MILK - $2.10

  • DOZEN EGGS - $4.00

  • INSTANT NOODLES - $0.80

  • BBQ CHICKEN - $7.00-10.00

  • 1 KG OF RICE - $2.50

 

SERVICES / ENTERTAINMENT

  • HAIRCUT: MALE - $10.00+

  • HAIRCUT: FEMALE - $20.00+

  • MOVIE TICKET - $7.00-$10.00 (STUDENT DISCOUNT)

  • MOVIE TICKET - $15.00 (ADULT PRICE)

  • RESTAURANT/CAFÉ MEAL $8.00-$25.00

*THESE ARE APPROXIMATE COSTS ONLY AND CHEAPER ALTERNATIVES MAY EXIST AT A LOCAL MARKET.

The Australian Government specifies AU$21,041 as the minimum amount required to cover living costs for a 12-month period, however the Gold Coast and Brisbane are significantly less expensive than the bigger cities. This figure covers living expenses such as food, accommodation, transport, clothing, fuel, power, telephone, and entertainment, and helps to ensure students are better able to make the most of their studies and have a safe and enjoyable experience in Australia.

AUSTRALIA'S CURRENCY (100c - $1) is a stable currency

Notes - 100, 50, 20, 10, 5

Coins - 2, 1, 50c, 20c, 10c, 5c​​

 

  • Travellers’ cheques can be cashed at banks and major hotels.

  • ATMs widely available 24 hours a day.

  • Major credit cards accepted at shops, hotels, restaurants. Common credit cards include American Express, Bankcard, Diner’s Club, Mastercard and Visa.

  • Bank hours: 9am to 4pm (Monday to Thursday), 9.30am to 5pm (Friday).

  • Bureau de change offer more flexible hours. 

  • Currency change facilities are located at airports and key tourist centres

(Source: Gold Coast Tourism) For more information visit www.visitgoldcoast.com.

For more information on Queensland's lifestyle please visit the Queensland Government's web site at www.studyqueensland.qld.edu.au.