Ciudad de Sydney

Living in Sydney

Its multicultural environment, vibrant street life, surf culture, and numerous activities make it a comprehensive city to travel to and live in.

The oldest and largest city in Australia

If you’re seeking a cosmopolitan atmosphere and plenty of job opportunities, Sydney is your city.

Like all major cities, there are certain drawbacks, with Sydney’s being closely linked to the high cost of living. However, one of its main advantages is offering higher salaries than other Australian cities, making it possible to cope with the high living costs if you’re planning to study and work in Sydney.

Ultimately, it’s about weighing everything up, and Dingoos is here to help with that. One of our specialized Dingoos Guides will advise you throughout the process, addressing all your concerns and outlining a feasible plan to start your adventure in Australia.

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    What's accommodation like in Sydney?

    In major Australian cities, accommodation tends to be a bit more expensive. However, if you’re looking for affordable housing in Sydney, the further you are from the center, the cheaper it’ll be. Naturally, the amenities of the apartment will also influence the price. For example, a single room will cost more than a shared one. Weekly prices for accommodation in Sydney based on location are as follows:

    • Single room: between $275 – $400 AUD/week.
    • Shared room: between $200 – $250 AUD/week.

    *Price range varies depending on the room’s centrality.

    For your initial days, and to ensure you don’t have to worry about anything, we’ll also manage your accommodation and airport pickup, all from Dingoos’ Integration Coordination department.


    Best areas to live in Sydney

    Here are some of the best areas to live in Sydney. Take a look and find your ideal neighborhood!



    It offers typical downtown advantages: lots of work, shops, bars, restaurants, and leisure options nearby. Not recommended for those seeking tranquility or on a tight budget.


    Surry Hills

    Very close to the CBD but a bit more affordable. Many students live there, especially if they have to commute to the city center daily for school. There are also many bars, restaurants, shops, and nightlife.



    It’s Sydney’s alternative neighborhood. Cultural, bohemian, and bustling. Plus, it’s relatively close to the center.


    Eastern suburbs

    Bondi is the most popular neighborhood, well-connected to the CBD by public transport, just 30 minutes by bus from downtown. It’s perfect for enjoying the beach atmosphere, sports, good restaurants, and cafes. As you move away from the beach, you’ll get closer to Bondi Junction, where large shopping centers and supermarkets are located.

    Bondi is an expensive neighborhood to live in, so some people live in neighboring beach suburbs like Rose Bay or further south like Randwick, where prices are a bit lower.

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    How does transportation work in Sydney?

    Public transportation in Sydney covers almost the entire metropolitan area and consists of trains, buses, trams, metro, and ferries. Its price is high compared to other cities, but with the Opal Card, you can save a bit since it’s valid for all mentioned transports. Weekly prices for this card based on the transportation that suits you best are:

    • Train: $23.52 AUD
    • Bus: $28.00 AUD
    • Tram: $16.80 AUD
    • Ferry: $16.80 AUD

    The Opal Card has a monthly bonus of $210 AUD.

    If you’re unsure how to get the transportation card in Sydney, you can relax because your Dingoos Integrator will accompany you personally on the first day to get it. Additionally, you can also use your contactless card or even your phone instead of the Opal Card and enjoy all its benefits. Your Dingoos Integrator will explain how it works.

    Food and restaurants

    Although food expenses vary from person to person, the average cost of weekly groceries in Sydney is around $100-120 AUD. But don’t worry, once you’ve been in Sydney for a while, you’ll learn to save a few dollars by taking advantage of supermarket offers like IGA and Aldi.

    If you want to eat out, keep in mind that there’s a big difference between cheaper restaurants (around $18 AUD) and more expensive ones ($50 AUD). A pint of beer can cost around $8-10 AUD, and if you decide to order a drink at a pub, it’s typically around $18 AUD.

    Leisure and social life

    It’s impossible to get bored in Sydney because there are always plans, options for going out, day and night events, quiet or lively activities, new places to discover, beaches, and mountains. It’s a city to everyone’s taste, full of life and international presence. Take advantage of discounts in Sydney for #DingoosFamily members and make the most of the city.

    Furthermore, at Dingoos, we organize many events so you can continue meeting new people, because people make your experience even more special.


    Facebook groups in Sydney

    As expected, there are also Facebook groups for expatriates, like “Spanish in Sydney,” where plans, events, jobs, accommodations, and relevant information for your stay in Australia are constantly posted. Make sure to follow them because they’re super useful.

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    What's the weather like in Sydney?

    The climate in Sydney bears many similarities to the Mediterranean climate. The seasons are distributed as follows: summer months are December, January, and February, and winter months are June, July, and August. Although rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year, sunny days are common.

    Summers are moderately warm with an average maximum temperature of 26°C, and winters are mild with an average minimum temperature of 16°C. Thanks to Sydney’s pleasant climate, you can enjoy outdoor activities almost all year round.

    Taking advantage of these magnificent temperatures throughout the year, at Dingoos, we continue to organize events for our students and Work & Holiday participants: barbecues, themed parties, beers, and surf lessons, among many other plans. Welcome to Aussie life!

    How to Study in Sydney?

    Sydney is one of the main destinations for international students from all over the world. It offers endless educational and employment opportunities, so if you’re thinking of spending some time in Australia studying and working, Sydney might be your ideal destination.

    Sydney boasts some of the best schools and universities in the world. You can study English, VET courses, and even a university degree, always with a quality education and surrounded by students from many different nationalities.

    To study in Sydney, you’ll need to meet some requirements, such as enrolling in a course approved by the Australian Government or applying for a student visa. At Dingoos, we assist you in all phases of your experience, not only before your arrival but also throughout your stay in Sydney.

    Write to us, and a Dingoos Guide will contact you to advise and help you plan your Australian adventure.

    How to Work in Sydney?


    What Are the Most Demanded Jobs for Students in Sydney?

    In Sydney, you can find jobs of all kinds, although the most demanded for international students are mostly related to the service sector. However, if you have a good CV, you can always apply for more qualified jobs.

    Want to know more about Australia?

    Keep reading and discover everything you need to know about studying, working, living, and the types of visas in Australia.

    Studying in Australia

    Studying in Australia is not the hardest thing in the world, but it's not as easy as waking up one day and saying, "Today I feel like going to the other side of the world for six months, I'm going to pack my bags."

    Working in Australia

    Australia is a very safe country, with unstoppable economic growth for over 25 years and with plenty of opportunities and advantages for those who want to come and grow professionally and personally.

    Living in Australia

    Our goal is to make everything clear from the beginning so that you know at all times what you'll find on the other side of the world and avoid surprises. Ready?

    Types of Visas in Australia

    At Dingoos, we're experts in Australia, and we'll accompany you every step of the way to help you decide which visa suits you best. And once you have it clear, we'll help you with all the paperwork to make it so easy that you won't even notice.

    Tourism: What to See in Sydney?

    If you finally decide to live in Sydney, here are some places you can’t miss.


    Sydney Opera House

    It is another of the essentials. The Sydney Opera House is in the harbor area and you can attend shows but also arrange guided tours behind the scenes. Seeing its architecture and details in person is even more impressive. A must see in Sydney!


    Sydney Harbour Bridge

    The Sydney Harbor Bridge is the most recognized bridge in Australia. It connects Sydney city center to the north shore. It is huge, measuring 1,149 meters with eight vehicle lanes, two train lines and a bicycle lane. If you dare, you can climb its 134 meters high with a harness.


    Bondi Beach y Coastal Walk

    Perhaps the best known beach. It’s about 7km from the center of Sydney, it’s 1km long and there are always plenty of surfers. It is one of the main attractions of this city. Its beach, the good vibes it houses, the iconic iceberg pool and its Coastal Walk to Googee are some of the reasons to visit this area of Sydney.


    The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

    The Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney has 30 hectares of garden no more, no less, with a great variety of vegetation, trees, flowers, colors, lakes, green areas and the most spectacular views towards the Sydney Opera House. A magical and special place where you can disconnect, walk, read or do yoga in the heart of the city.


    Las Blue Mountains

    The Blue Mountains are located about 50km west of Sydney. It is a picturesque and unique landscape for its views, its mountains, waterfalls, vegetation and the optical effect that is produced when viewing the mountains from afar, which achieve a very characteristic blue capable of impressing the hundreds of tourists who visit them. It has been a World Heritage Site since 2000.


    Sydney Harbour

    With 240 km of coastline, it is considered one of the most beautiful natural ports in the world. Surely you have ever seen an image of its characteristic bridge or the Circular Quay, where the ferries are taken to go to the different parts of the port, the beaches, etc.


    Watsons Bay

    Half an hour by ferry from the center or by bus from Bondi Beach is this small port, with a park perfect for a picnic. There are nice views of the city and the Harbor Bridge.



    Newtown is located 10 minutes by train southwest of the center. It is the most alternative and eclectic neighborhood in Sydney. It is full of cafes, pubs with live music, rooftops, restaurants serving food from different countries and second-hand stores.

    Alejandro Barroso's Experience in Sydney

    The best way to get to know Sydney before visiting is through the opinions of other international students who tell us about their experience in the iconic city of Australia.

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    Did you know?

    • Sydney hasn’t always been called Sydney. Before receiving this name, the city was called Ney Albion, referring to the poetic name for Great Britain.
    • The medals of the 2000 Olympic Games were made with the 1 and 2 cent coins that were in circulation in 1991.

    How do you see it? Do you feel like visiting or living in Sydney? If so, and if you have any doubts, don’t hesitate to contact us; we Dingoos know it thoroughly and can guide you.

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