Cost of living

Cost of living in Wollongong

Wollongong enjoys a very reasonable cost of living, which means you can focus your efforts on your study, not your finances. Cost of living in Wollongong is lower than in many other cities in Australia, including Sydney and Melbourne. Here we've compiled average costs for a range of services across several cities.

CITY One-way ticket
(local transport)
Entertainment
(cinema)
1 month basic
utilities
1 month gym 1 month rent
3BR house
Wollongong $2.75 (or catch the free shuttle bus)  $17.00  $178  $52.08 $2,123*
South West Sydney (Liverpool) $4.00  $20.00 $178  $59.50 $2,080*
Melbourne $4.10 $20.00 $216.13 $64.92 $4,333**
Sydney - city $4.00 $20.00 $178 $75.51 $4,333*

Average costs in Wollongong

eggs

Eggs

$4.25 - 12 regular

movie

Movie

$4.00 at UOW UniMovies

bread

Bread

$2.40 loaf

cola

Cola

$3.10 bottle

rice

Rice

$2.30 1KG

noodles

Noodles

$0.60 instant

milk

Milk

$1.45 litre

coffee

Coffee

$3.50 at Rush with UniLife membership

 

Source: * Department of Family and Community Services Rent Report (NSW) June 2017; ** Department of Health & Human Services Rental Report (Victoria), June 2017

Last reviewed: 20 July, 2018