Bernard Lane. THE high cost of living is an increasing cause for complaint among international students, who are otherwise pretty happy with their decision to study here.
Only 51 per cent of overseas students in Australia for higher education were satisfied with living costs, according to just-released results from the 2012 International Student Survey.
This was much worse than the 2010 survey, when 61 per cent of students were content with living costs in Australia.
And it was 13 percentage points below the international benchmark for satisfaction with living costs.
Tuition fees and the cost of living for overseas students in Australia have jumped 166 per cent over a decade, the Boston Consulting Group estimated recently. Read more...