Cost of living

Adelaide is known as one of Australia’s most affordable cities. Adelaide enjoys one of the highest standards of living of any city in the world, yet it is one of the least expensive. This means more money to spend on food, accommodation, supplies, travel and entertainment.

To see for yourself what your weekly average costs could be visit and access Study Adelaide’s interactive Student Living Cost Calculator.


7% less to live in Adelaide compared to Brisbane & Perth*

19% less to live in Adelaide compared to Sydney & Melbourne*

* Based on information from Study Adelaide

Bonus Savings

Our international students are offered the same public transport discounts as local students saving you hundreds of dollars every year.

Areas of study and research

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