LAUNCESTON IS AN AFFORDABLE PLACE TO LIVE: RENTAL ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT COSTS ARE MUCH CHEAPER THAN IN LARGE CITIES.
Many businesses know that students often don’t have spare cash and will offer student discounts for goods, events and services. Public transport is accessible and cheap. Year-round, there are dozens of free activities, including exercise programs, cultural and sporting events, galleries, great walks and museums.
Launceston has some great Asian food stores and the supermarkets work hard to suit international needs. On weekends there are some fabulous markets where stall holders sells local crafts and fresh produce straight from local farms.
Launceston is a student city; it is a really community and one that welcomes newcomers.