Cost Of Living: Medium – High
Perth has a very relaxed feel for a big city it feels like a small country town full of friendly people, who are extremely welcoming to the international community. There are some wonderful employment opportunities and course options that are not available anywhere else in Australia.
Perth has a very hot climate with the average temperature in Summer around 29 ºC and Winter only going as low as 10 ºC. So if fun in the sun is what you are looking for this may just be the place for you. You can also find some amazing surf spots around Perth but do remember that Perth/Western Australia has a very large shark population so it is always advised to ask a local on the spots to catch a wave.
Public Transport in Perth is extremely student friendly. There are a number of transport options Trains, Busses & Ferries tend to be the most popular. They also offer wonderful discounts to students using public transport. Being an International Student in Western Australia entitles you to a 40% discount on all forms of public transport when you show your student ID.
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 Brisbane. 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 – $80 per night AUD
Share House: Share houses are a perfect long term option for International students. You can get share houses all over Brisbane. There are numerous web sites and message boards where you can find different properties to rent depending on your needs.
Price: From $100 – $300 per week AUD