Spending & Budgeting

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Please see a sample budget worksheet to help plan for the N.U.in semester.

N.U.in Australia participants should expect to spend between $300 and $350 on textbooks while in Australia. Most N.U.in Australia participants have tried to stick to a weekly budget of about $150- $250. Below are a few example prices of everyday items in approximate US dollars:

Aus Budget chart

For current conversion rates please click here.

Tips for Banking & Budgeting:

  • Plan a budget ahead of time and stick to it!
  • Whenever possible, take advantage of low-cost or free activities.  N.U.in staff plans activities every week!
  • Monitor your bank accounts closely to ensure that they reflect your records
  • Make copies of your credit and debit cards and give them to your parents to keep in a safe place
  • Do not carry any more cash than what is necessary for that day
  • Shop for groceries at local farmers markets