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Cost of Living in Melbourne City for International Student 2022

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Cost of Living in Melbourne City for International Student 2020.

Cost of Living in Melbourne City… Melbourne is the capital and most populated city of Victoria, a state in Australia. Its name refers to an urban assemblage of 9,992.5 km2 which comprises a city area with 31 towns, and also refers to the common name of its city center. Melbourne has a population of about 5 million and its residents are referred to as “Melburnians”. Their currency is called Australian Dollars, denoted as AU$.

Cost of Living in Melbourne City for International Student 2020

Many students choose to study in Melbourne because of its high educational standards and the availability of jobs for students who wish to take on part-time jobs during their school years. But before you make up your mind to study in Melbourne, you have to put into consideration the cost of living in the city.

So this article will give you a detailed account of the cost of living in Melbourne city so that as a student, you will have an idea on how much you will be spending on feeding, accommodation, buying of books, clothing, transportation, etc. The list is as follows:


Basic Lunchtime menu in the business district AU$17
Combo meal in fast food restaurant AU$11
500g of boneless chicken breast AU$6
1L of whole fat milk AU$1.29
12 large eggs AU$6
1kg of tomatoes AU$5.09
500g of local cheese AU$9
1kg of apples AU$4.17
1kg of potatoes AU$3.33
0.5L domestic beer in supermarket AU$5.51
A bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$19
2L of Coco-Cola AU$3.12
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$2.08


Monthly rent for 85m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in an expensive area AU$2.574
Monthly rent for 85m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in a normal area AU$1.887
Utilities 1 month for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$285
Monthly rent for 45m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in an expensive area AU$1.991
Monthly rent for a 45m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in a normal area AU$1,433
Utilities 1 month for 1 person in 45m2 (480 sqft) studio AU$338
Internet 8Mbps for 1 month AU$61
40” flat screen TV AU$554
Microwave 800/900 watt AU$155
3L Laundry detergent AU$13
An hourly rate for cleaning help AU$30


A pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) AU$115
1 summer dress in a high street store (H&M, Zara or similar) AU$63
1 pair of sports shoes (Adidas, Nike, or other brands) AU$143
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$162


Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSV 150 CV or similar, with no extras AU$26,089
1L of gas AU$1.44
Monthly ticket public transport AU$146
8km taxi trip on a business day AU$34

Personal Care

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Coldrex, Frenadol or similar brands) AU$12
1 box of antibiotics (12 boxes) AU$18
A short visit to a private doctor (15 minutes) AU$72
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB) AU$7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml) AU$5.23
2-in-1 Hair shampoo (400ml) AU$6
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$3.03
Tube of toothpaste AU$3.90
Standard men’s haircut in some areas of the city AU$26


Basic dinner for two in neighborhood pub AU$54
2 tickets to the movies AU$39
2 tickets to the theater AU$263
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area of the city, including appetizers, main course, wine, and dessert. AU$90
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$18
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$4.39
1 beer in a neighborhood pub (500ml) AU$10
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB AU$589
1 minute of prepaid mobile tariff AU$0.29
A month of gym membership in business district AU$70
1package of Marlboro cigarettes AU$33

The above prices above are based on consistent data from reliable sources and with the above listed; I believe students interested in studying at Melbourne, will now have an idea of the cost of living in the city and will be prepared for it financially.

NG Team.

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