Living Expenses in Perth

An important part of your financial preparation before going abroad is knowing the average living costs which will help you to budget and live within your means. Below is a list of costs for you to consider:

Groceries and eating out* $80 to $200 per week
Gas, electricity $60 to $100 per week
Phone and Internet $20 to $50 per week
Public transport $10 to $50 per week
Car (after purchase) $150 to $250 per week
Entertainment  $50 to $100 per week

NOTE: All costs are in Australian dollars. To convert to your own currency, visit

The Australian Government provides information and guidance on managing your finances. You can read more at

If you experience financial trouble while in Australia, talk to your institution’s international student support staff for assistance.


*Click here for a list of Cheap Eats in Perth to suit any student budget.