Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia. Sydney is located on the south-east coast of Australia and has more than 4.5 million inhabitants. It is widely considered to be one of the most livable and beautiful cities in the world.
In fact, when most people think of Australia, it is Sydney that first comes to mind, with its beautiful beaches and the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
COST OF LIVING IN SYDNEY
Accommodation costs are approximately:
Hostels and guesthouses: $90 to $150 per week
Shared rental: $85 to $215 per week
Homestay: $235 to $325 per week
Rental: $165 to $440 per week
Other living expenses are approximately:
Groceries and eating out: $80 to $280 per week
Gas and electricity: $35 to $140 per week
Phone and Internet: $20 to $55 per week
Public transport: $15 to $55 per week
Car (ongoing cost): $150 to $260 per week
Entertainment: $80 to $150 per week
*These prices are a rough guide according to the current market (2020)
Australia is a multicultural country and Sydney has a rich cosmopolitan culture. People from around the world have migrated to Australia for many years and have brought with them their culture and wonderful food. In Australia, the main language is English and the official currency is the Australian dollar (AU$).
The summer months in Australia are from December to February, autumn is from March to May, winter is from June to August and spring is September to November. Winters are pleasant and summers are hot with a huge number of options to cool down thanks to Sydney’s location on the Australian coastline.