The ranking of major university cities from cheapest city to most expensive is: (1) Hobart (2) Wollongong (3) Adelaide (4) Gold Coast (5) Brisbane (6) Canberra (7) Perth (8) Melbourne (9) Darwin (10) Sydney.
Cost of living city index
The table below shows an index of living costs by
The base-case budget is for a student who lives in Perth and spends $560 per week, including $200 on rent. This index was calculated using the latest data available on 30 April 2015.
*Referenced from Student Cities Australia
Living on campus for the duration of intensive lecture programs - e.g. the 5 day face-to-face subject component - is highly recommended. Students who have stayed on-campus during their studies say it adds significantly to their experience and learning.
Escape from the world for a short time and enhance your learning by immersing yourself - without any distractions - in Buddhist culture.
On-site students have the added benefit of being able to participate in a number of after-hours activities including Buddhist Drum and Bell Ceremonies; walking, outdoor and traditional meditation; Tai Chi; chanting; and Tea Ch'an.
An accessible 'Road to an Enlightened Education'
NTI is easily accessible by car, bus and train. A bus stop is located near the Campus gates, and a train station is a comfortable 10-minute walk away. The campus is also conveniently located on major road and transport links and offers extensive free on-site parking.
Pilgrim Lodge's unique 3.5-star accommodation is located on the grounds of Nan Tien Temple - the largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern Hemisphere. The Lodge overlooks the peaceful Temple, beautiful lotus pond, award-winning gardens, and out to the magnificent Illawarra escarpment.
Classrooms, lecture theatres, library and other
Special student accommodation rates are available.
Visit the Pilgrim Lodge Website for more information.
The Institute has listed the following alternative accommodation as a reference for students, however, does not provide any endorsement for these accommodation services, nor takes any financial or other exchange from these establishments for the listing on this website.
Students will need to make their own investigations as to the facilities and suitability of these accommodation venues provide. The Institute does not accept any liability for any loss or damage that you might suffer due to any unsatisfactory accommodation arrangements made by you. Nor will the Institute pay you for any loss or damage suffered.
Located in Parkinson Street, Wollongong. Sky Accommodation is a short walk from the Central Business District and close to shops and public transport. Dormitory rooms, single rooms and studio apartments are available.
Phone: +61 (2) 4228 9320
Located on the Princes Highway in Figtree. The Sovereign Inn is a short walk to Westfield Shopping Centre or Unanderra Train Station. Suitable accommodation for a single person or a family of 6.
Phone: +61 (2) 4271 1122
The Downtown Motel is located in the heart of Wollongong CBD and is a short walk to the Entertainment Centre, Beach, Golf Course, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre and Shops.
Phone: +61 (2) 4229 8344
Flinders Motel is a newly renovated, 64 room motel located in the heart of Wollongong. Flinders has onsite parking available, a guest laundry, BBQ area and an onsite restaurant.
Phone: +61 (2) 4226 6566
Elsinor Motor Lodge provides quality three and a half star accommodation located in Dapto, Wollongong.
Phone: +61 (2) 4261 3366