Costs for off campus accommodation will vary with size, location and age of the building and the facilities provided. When budgeting for living off campus, you will need to consider saving for a rental bond, and connection of facilities such as telephone and electricity.
The following table provides approximate off campus accommodation costs per week.
|Share House||Rental - 3 bedroom*||Rental - 2 bedroom*||Board|
|Weekly rent||$80 - $120||$200 - $320||$175 - $280||$100 - $120|
|Electricity & gas||$20||$25||$25||N/A|
|Food||$70||$100||$100||Sometimes included in rent|
* Unfurnished accommodation
The following table provides approximate basic off campus accommodation setting-up costs.
|Rental deposit (Bond)||(four weeks rent) plus two weeks rent in advance|
|Gas||$30 connection fee, and $150 refundable deposit|
|Electricity Connection||$40.00 connection fee, and you may be require to pay a refundable deposit/bond of $180-200|
|Telephone connection||$59.00 approx|
|Furniture||As per individual choice|
Note: These prices are only a guide, as the prices can vary depending on where you live, and service providers.