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Sydney is glamorous, but cheap she is not.

As the no.1 beachside state capital in Australia, be prepared to live with many (if you plan to live by the coast), or move further out of the CBD if you’d like to live in a modest share house. By ‘modest’ we mean basic. There are purpose-built student accommodation options in and around the CBD, albeit  quite expensive; ~$450 a week, for a single room.

Sydney Mardi Gras
The Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras is an annual LGBT pride parade and festival in Sydney, attended by hundreds of thousands of people from around Australia and overseas.

The city is beautiful. Sydney boasts bars, clubs, festivals and green spaces for everyone, and is never without free stuff to do. Known for Bondi Beach, Oxford Street, the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and harbour beaches like Red Leaf; Sydney may cost you all your hard-earned pennies but is worth every cent. It’s where many Australians go to make money for a stint, gain experience and then look to live elsewhere. 

Sydney Affordability

Average rent per room Sydney Metro (Q2, 2019)
Apartment $AUD
Share House $AUD

Sydney is the most expensive out of all the capital cities and is noted as the 3rd most liveable city in the world. Sydney is also the 5th safest city in the world, outranking London, Toronto Canada, NYC and San Francisco.

Bondi Icebergs
Located at the southern end of Bondi Beach, Bondi Icebergs Club is an international landmark.
Bondi Beach
The sweeping white-sand crescent of Bondi is one of Australia’s most iconic beaches.

Sydney Weather

Sydney is temperate and sunny all year. Severe thunderstorms are most likely Oct–Mar. Summer (Dec–Feb) is peak travel.
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