Cost of Living
Adelaide is consistently ranked as one of Australia's most affordable cities, with transport and accommodation options up to 14% cheaper than other major cities*.
Average weekly budget
Your average cost of living can vary based on location, lifestyle and a range of other factors.
- Rent - $135-385
- Food - $90-135
- Electricity, gas^ -$40-55
- Transport -$20-35
- Telephone, postage - $20-40
- Other - $50+
- Total - $350-700
(Source - Study Adelaide)
This should be viewed as a guide only for a single student. Costs can vary enormously from one student to another. These are basic living costs and do not include program tuition fees, costs for textbooks, other study-related needs, running a car, medical expenses, or any luxuries.
*The Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual World Wide Cost of Living Survey
`Accommodation costs can vary significantly based on location, type and arrangement. For example, centrally-located accommodation generally costs more than in outer suburbs. Similarly, students can lower their accommodation costs by sharing with other students - the lower end of the price range shown is mostly shared accommodation.
^ Gas and electricity are often included in University-managed accommodation.