Bendigo living costs
Below are tables for the average cost of living for a single student and grocery costs.
Average living costs for single students
The following table shows estimated average annual costs for a single student sharing rental accommodation, living in a one-bedroom flat or living in on-campus accomodation (catered and non-catered). Total figures are for the 37 weeks of the academic year only. Please note that we have not included the cost of clothing or travel expenses for leisure purposes.
|Type of accommodation||Renting shared house or flat||One bedroom flat/ apartment||On-campus non- catered||On-campus catered|
|Rent in Advance||3031||475||10003||10003|
|General Establishment Costs (furniture, linen, crockery etc.)||1301||250||140||n/a|
Annual Costs A$
|Books, Stationary, Photocopying; etc.||600||600||600||600|
|Work visa (payable once only)||60||60||60||60|
|Weekly Costs (Averages) A$|
|Household 'Kitty' (food/cleaning products etc.)||50||50||50||n/a|
|Food (lunch and snacks Mon-Fri)||30||30||30||30|
|Utilities (gas, electricity, phone)||20||30||10||10|
|Trave (public transport/fuel)||20||20||15||15|
|Average Weekly Costs||230||280||276||305|
|Total Weekly Costs (37 weeks)||8,510||10,360||10,212||11,285|
|Total Estimate (37 weeks)||9,623||11,804||12,012||12,945|
- Assumed shared with two others.
- Bond: This is usually refunded at the end of your stay provided no money is owing (and that you have given the required period of notice), and that you have caused no damage to property.
- Please note that Residential Services fees and charges for non-campus accommodation are subject to change for 2007.
Department stores and most other shops are open 9.00am to 5.00pm, with later night shopping Thursdays and Fridays, and shorter shopping hours on weekends. Coles supermarket and some convenience stores are open 24 hours.
|Bok Choy (bunch)||1.48|
|Chicken wings (1kg)||2.50|
|Chicken fillet (1kg)||11.99|
|Pork chops (1kg)||8.49|
Key: kg = kilogram, g = gram, mL = millilitre, L = litre