Australian Dollar (AUD)

Living in Australia

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  • How much is the cost of living in Australia?

    Livings expenses will vary depending on your location and lifestyle but the Australian recommends about 20,000AUD per year

    Here is a range of how much you will be spending for your basic needs:

    On campus - 90 to 280 AUD/week
    Rental - 165 to 440 AUD/week
    Shared rental - 85 to 215 AUD/week
    Other living expenses:
    Groceries and food - 80 to 280 AUD/week
    Gas and electricity - 35 to 140 AUD/week
    Mobile data and Wifi - 20 to 55 AUD/week
    Public transport - 15 to 55 AUD/week
    Entertainment - 80 to 150 AUD/week

  • What is the lifestyle like in Australia?

    Australians typically live laid back and relaxed lifestyles. They tend to be friendly and have a good sense of humor.

    Australian values include the following:

    • Respect for liberty, equal worth, dignity of the individual
    • Freedom of speech
    • Freedom of association
    • Freedom of religion and secular government
    • Support for parliamentary democracy and the rule of law
    • Equality under the law
    • Equality of men and women
    • Equality of opportunity, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background
    • A spirit of egalitarianism that embraces mutual respect, tolerance, fair play, compassion for those in need and pursuit of the public good
    Customs and Expected Behaviour:
    • Shake someone's right hand when you meet him/her for the first time
      • Applies to business practices
    • If informal or with just friends, greet each other with a kiss on the cheek
    • It’s a social custom to make eye contact when talking to others
    • Do not stare at someone for too long because it is considered rude.
    • Australians are fairly informal or casual in their daily interactions. It is common for them to call their friends and others by their first name.
    • They often use words like “please,” “thank you,” “sorry,” and “excuse me” when talking with strangers and friends. They call each other “mate.” Australians are very friendly and quite laidback.
    • Australians are known to use slang often, but not in the workplace since they have to be formal.

  • Are there Filipinos living in Australia?

    Australia is the most popular study abroad destination for Filipinos. As of the latest census in 2011, there are around 175,000 Filipinos living in Australia so you won't have to worry about being alone. Chances are, you'll have a few Filipino classmates!

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Schools in Australia

Which school do you want to study? What program can you take? Are the schools offering scholarships?

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Study in Australia

How much are the living expenses for students? How can I adapt to the local culture?

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Work in Australia

What are the benefits of being a graduate in that country? What's life like working while studying?

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