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Cost of living

Southern Cross University students may benefit from the reduced cost of living compared to Australian capital cities. The table below represents a general weekly guide for an individual.

We also recommend that you use the travel, tuition and living expenses, as outlined by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

ACCOMMODATION*SCU VILLAGEHOMESTAYPRIVATE RENTAL
AUD$ per week (guide only)$140-$201$240-$290$80-$180 (room)
$350-$450(house)
Food$100-$150Included$100-$150
Public
Transport
$20Included to & from campus$20-$70
ElectricityIncludedIncluded

$15 (room) or $40 (house)

WaterIncludedIncluded$5
Phone/Internet$20-$50$20-$50$20-$50

Updated 18 May 2016

* Costing based on Gold Coast, Lismore or Coffs Harbour campuses only.