Perth Lifestyle

With its warm climate, friendly residents and relaxed lifestyle, Perth isn’t just a great place to study – it's also a great place to live.

Don’t just take our word for it; read more below to help you get acquainted with life in Perth.

Cost of living

Perth's low cost of living is among them any reasons why Perth has been rated one of the top ten most liveable cities in the world for over 15 years.

You'll find that day-to-day living costs in Perth for international students are lower than other major cities in Australia (and worldwide), making it one of the most affordable destinations to study in.

To get a better idea, check out our Cost of Living Calculator!

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Perth has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. It is the sunniest capital city in Australia with clear blue skies an incredible 70% of the year!

Our warm weather and clean air allow us to enjoy a year-round outdoor lifestyle as we make the most of our state’s natural beauty.

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Our public transport system is always expanding. In some areas, students travel cheaply or for free! All Central Area Transit (CAT) buses within the Perth, Fremantle and Joondalup zones are free for everyonel.

Plus, Perth’s city rail network has been rated the best in Australia and Perth rail passengers are the most satisfied in the country (a ranking Transperth has held for seven years!).

As an international student, you'll receive a significant discount on public transport throughout Western Australia.

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Explore Perth

Discover what’s happening in the bustling, dynamic port city of Fremantle. Just 30 minutes from Perth City, Fremantle has long been renowned for its eclectic mix of arty and alternative types. The streets buzz with the song of buskers, the sidewalks fill with a wild collection of art and the music that floats out from trendy cafés and bars.