How to save money while studying in Australia
Posted on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by Sweta Maharjan — No comments
Living on a student budget is one of the hardest things and when you are studying in an expensive country like Australia, things get worse.
Many international students studying in Australia are consistently facing financial issues due to the high cost of living. Whether you are working or not, if you can smartly manage your expenses, you can make your life much easier.
Here are some few budgeting tips that will help you save money for your time in Australia.
Lookout for Supermarket Specials
While shopping around grocery, you can check what's special, this can help you save a decent amount of money. You can find sales in stock up food items at the end of each day. But be careful not to fall into buying unnecessary things. This will only waste your savings.
The next best way to save money in Australia is to join the locals on public trains and buses. So, skip Uber or taxi and ride budget friendly public transportation. This will not only help you save your money but you will learn to navigate your new hometown. You can also check if there is any student specials in local transportation card.
Use your Student Card
Your student card can help you save money. You can get discounts on movies, events, transport and retail stores. So, always carry your student card with you and make use of it wherever possible. You never know what could be hiding behind this magic card!
Cooking at Home
Eating out can cost you up to $10- $15 per meal in Australia. So, if you want to save money, you have to learn how to cook you own food. You can buy fresh vegetables, fruits, meat and other groceries at the cheapest price that will be enough for several meals. If you want to save more money, you can cook in group for all roommates or cook a little more and freeze it for other days.
If you are planning to heading out on the weekend, consider going to pubs and bars that have free entry. You can also check many free events happening nearby you and join them. The best way is to follow some local bars and venues on social media to get notified for upcoming free events. This way you will get refreshed and save your money at the same time.
Consider a Part-time Job
Australia is considered as one of the highest salary offering countries in the world. As you are allowed to work for some hours in a week, you can get a part-time job and earn some money to aid your living expenses. You can visit our website, studentjob.com.au for part-time jobs in restaurants, stores or offices available in your location. Working on a part time basis will not only help you to earn money but get some experiences vital for your career.
Cheap Fitness Activities
Instead of subscribing to an expensive gym or workout class, you can go for a walk or exercise in a park. You can find many great running tracks and free fitness stations at the beach and parks.
Are you doing something different than these to save your money in Australia? Please feel free to share your tips in the comments.