Study abroad is life-changing experience especially when you are going to live, study, work in one of the most beautiful countries like Australia. Going overseas and studying there sounds really exciting and fun but the real struggle is financing and budgeting your expenses. As compared to many other big countries, Australia is expensive it does not matter which country you have come from, once you are in Australia you will find rates much higher than other countries. However, you know there is a reason; the minimum wage in Australia is $20 per hour so almost everyone’s level of earning is much higher than the other countries of the world.
Many students face different issues with their financial situation because they are not aware of the right way to spend money to make most of it. For all those struggling students, Edvise Hub has planned to make a list of few simple things you can do to save some cash and make it go further.
So, without wasting any more time, let’s talk about the things which can help save your money and make you go through with your financial crisis easily.
Australia is one of those countries, that has excellent public transport and it is one of the greatest way to save money. Skip the taxi or uber and join locals in public transport. It does not only help to save money but also to navigate your new hometown. It is very helpful to understand the ways and city by yourself. You can also check for Student specials on the local transport that will help you save even more money. You can use Trains, tramps, Buses or ferries for traveling in all over Australia.
Use Student ID:
Do not forget to carry your Australian university Student ID card if you are going out. There are many discount for university student for different things including, food, events, entertainment or traveling etc. Many tourist guide offer a student’s rate so you do not have to pay much to explore the different sites of city.
Budgeting is the great way to save money easily. The best way to budget your week while still being flexible enough is to take out some certain amount of money at the beginning- and try using rest of the money for all the expenses like food, traveling or for other household in whole week. By doing that you will always have track of money you have spent and you will be able to manage your expenses.
Cook at Home:
Different accommodation option whether on-campus or off campus offer access to the kitchen. This will help you to save money by cooking your meals at home. You can take turns to cook dinner for all your mates and can save good amount of money. Homemade food is affordable yet healthy.
Each month you can find different events happening around different area or cities of Australia. These events are inexpensive or sometimes free for students. These events can be like Australian league Football match to an introductory surfing lesson.