Cost of Living

The College provides breakfast and dinner, Monday to Saturday (not on Sundays or public holidays), for those on catered options. Other provisions include wireless internet, coffee and tea, free washing machines and driers, a late meal option and computer suites. Rooms include utility costs, and are fully-furnished with desk, lamp, king single bed, heater, mattress protector, pillows and blankets and/or quilt. Linen is provided for casual visitors and for the first week for long-term residents.

Kathleen Lumley College thus provides an inclusive, collegial, secure and convenient living environment. Residents are free to concentrate on their studies, without having to worry about shopping, cooking or cleaning. The majority of living costs are included, unlike a private rental arrangement. To provide an estimate of weekly costs, to live outside College would be in excess of $370 (see below). Kathleen Lumley College provides accommodation from $230 to $355 per week.

Below are indicative costs of living in private accommodation in Adelaide (per week):

Rent (on average): $155 (shared accommodation)
Food: $120
Utilities (gas/electricity, etc.): $40
Public transport: $25
Internet: $10
Insurance: $5
Sundries (e.g. cleaning products): $15
Total: $370/week

Kathleen Lumley College provides all of the above (excluding transport).

Further costs may include:

Bond (usually 4-6 weeks rent): $600-900
Rent in advance (usually 1-2 weeks): $150-300
Set-up (e.g. linen, crockery, cutlery, etc.): $200-500
Total: $950-1700

Other costs to consider include entertainment (the College subsidises a substantial number of outings/activities throughout the year).

For cost of living in Adelaide, the following link may be of assistance:

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