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Best Cities in Australia for Students

Australia has some of the top cities in the world for university study and for students to live in. They offer the combination of excellent universities and high living standards.

It is interesting to compare Australian cities as places for university study. While there are many similarities, each city has its own qualities. For students coming to study abroad, knowing about the different cities can be useful. It helps to choose a university city and make the most of what the place has to offer.

Ranking Formula

Australia’s best cities to study and live in are ranked based on three things.


The most livable cities for students in Australia include Melbourne, Brisbane and Wollongong. Livability depends on factors such as living costs, climate, culture, transport and layout.

Cost of Living

The cost of living is an important part of livability. Differences in living costs between cities are mainly due to variations in housing prices. Our cost of living index reveals the cheapest and most expensive places to live. It also shows how city choice affects student budgets.

University Choice

The best university cities have quality universities and give students choices about institutions and courses. They also tend to attract international students. Melbourne and Perth are top Australian cities for course choices and drawing students from abroad.

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