​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Cheapest Living Costs

The ranking of major university cities from cheapest city to most expensive is: (1) Hobart (2) Wollongong (3) Adelaide (4) Gold Coast (5) Brisbane (6) Canberra (7) Perth (8) Melbourne (9) Darwin (10) Sydney.

Cost of li​ving city index

Using a budget method, we’ve calculated an index of living costs by city.
The base-case budget is for a student who lives in Perth and spends $560 per week, including $200 on rent. This index was calculated using the latest data available on 30 April, 2015.