Gold Coast

Cost Of Living: Low – Medium

The Gold Coast is one of the main tourist destinations in Australia. The beaches are absolutely stunning, there is world class surf, vibrant night life, tropical climate and the cost of living is a lot cheaper than Sydney or Melbourne. The climate on The Gold Coast is also a major attractions to the coast. While the rest of the world is shivering through winter, The Gold coast is blanketed in sunshine and warmth, and that’s just the beginning.

Over the winter months the gold coast usually sits at about 20*C – 26*C (during the day) with very little wind and rain. And during the summer, the top temperature is usually around 30 – 32C. The whole year is the perfect time of year for outdoor activities such as bush walking, surfing, stand up paddle boarding & Fishing.

Public Transport

Public transport on The Gold Coast is excellent. You have the options of Trams, Busses, Taxis & Trains you can get all around The Gold Coast for very little cost with these options.


As a International Student on The Gold Coast you have numerous accommodation options available to you. Listed Below are some of the most common Student Accommodation options:

Home Stay: Home stay Accommodation is wonderful short or long term option. Home Stay is when you stay with an Australian family. You are provided with meals and a fully furnished bedroom. This is a very popular option for International Students because you get to surround yourself with an English Speaking family who will help you and support throughout your study.

Price: From $250 – $350 per week AUD

Hostels: There are lots of Hostels in different locations all over The Gold Coast. Hostels are a perfect short stay option with very good pricing and the opportunity to make friends from all over the world.

Price: From $30 – $60 per night AUD

Share House: Share houses are a perfect long term option for International students. You can get share houses all over The Gold Coast. There are numerous web sites and message boards where you can find different properties to rent depending on your needs.

Price: From $80 – $200 per week AUD

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