Cost of living

Compared to other major cities around the world, living and studying in Perth is a smart decision for international students.

56th in Cost of Living

Perth placed 56th in Economist Intelligence Unit's Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2016.

An affordable capital city

Perth is more affordable than Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit's Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2016.

40% discount on all public transport

International students in Perth receive a Western Australian Government-sponsored 40 per cent discount on all public transport.

And don’t forget, the city offers free buses called CATS that operate around the central business district.

 

Cost of living breakdown