Adelaide is Australia’s 5th largest city with a population of more than one million. It is a sophisticated, modern and affordable place to live, work and study with all the hallmarks of a major urban centre.
1. Cost of living
Adelaide costs 19% less to live in compared to Melbourne and Sydney and is 7% less when compared to Perth and Brisbane (Source: Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual World Wide Cost of Living Survey 2014). This means students can do more with their budget. For further details on cost of living in Australia and Adelaide. Please click on the following link: www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/global/live-in-australia/living-costs
2. The 20 minute city
Adelaide is known as the 20 minute city with an enviable range of cultural locations, shopping precinct, sporting centre and parklands all with easy reach. This access to entertainment, recreation, accommodation and leisure facilities offers a unique and dynamic mix of education and lifestyle without the hassles of big cities.
Adelaide offers concessional transport to all students with bus, tram and train, available with the same ticket. Traffic is rarely congested, people are relaxed and friendly, and the public transport system runs on time and can take you just about anywhere.
Adelaide is known as the Festival City where there is always something happening with car races, arts festivals, sporting competitions, food and wine celebrations and music festivals. Adelaide has gained a reputation for excellence in the performing and visual arts, and plays host to a number of internationally renowned events. These include the Tour Down Under, the Adelaide Festival of Arts and Fringe Festival, OzAsia and Moon Lantern Festival as well as ethnic food, wine and cultural celebrations.
Adelaide enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate with four distinct seasons in the year, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring. The clean air and sunny days means students can enjoy year round outdoor activities.
Adelaide is surrounded by 25 kilometres of beautiful sandy beaches, the remarkable Adelaide hills and is in easy driving range of world class regions including the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Clare Valley.