I may be studing overseas at UVic next year for about 4-5 months (I'm from New Brunswick, in Canada), and I heard it's EXPENSIVE. Any tips on keeping it cheapish?
Rental is $350 per week minimum but you can share so you can split it. Petrol $150 per litre, 1 litre Milk is $1 and bread is about $1.50
Yes it is expensive but wages are reasonable. over 8 years agoAnswered by PrepaidPlans via Travellr.com
Melbourne's f****d. It used to be great, now it's not so hot these days.
You'll have to live a fair way out of the city to get cheap rent. It's hard to find a place. Plenty of markets to get cheap food.
Stay away from bars if you want to live cheap also. over 8 years agoAnswered by Bob via Travellr.com
There's a site called Gumtree (a bit like CraigsList) where you can see the kind of rent costs in Melbourne. I just did a search on Rooms to Share in Melbourne and got this: http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-melbourne/room+share/k0l3001317
If you're just going for 4-5 months, it'd be best to share a flat than try and get your own place as the minimum lease period is 6 or 12 months.
As for keeping it cheapish, get a bike! Melbourne is flat, easy to ride around and has a huge cycling culture (you could get a 2nd hand cheapie on Gumtree). And as Bob says, go to the markets to get food and cook at home. There's fabulous food and coffee in Melbourne, but it all adds up. over 8 years ago