Living costs

The following table provides a rough guide to what it costs an average student to live in Sydney. Most students spend from $400 to $500 a week. Please note that these figures are estimates only.

Living costs Average cost per week
Rent $220+
Food $120+
Utilities (electricity, gas, water usage) $20
Travel $40
Laundry $10
Entertainment/personal $80
Stationery and textbooks $15

Paying for uni

Don’t let the cost of study stop you from coming to university. At Sydney, we can help you in many ways, including scholarships, bursaries and interest-free loans. You may also be eligible for government support such as Youth Allowance.