Quick background, I'm 20 Y/O living in Brisbane Australia, I currently live with my parents however this is over an hour and a half one way to get to Uni each day. As I am in my third year of my engineering degree, the commute is starting to get annoying. Due to this I'm thinking about moving out closer. I have a friend that wants to move out with me. I would prefer to be in an apartment and I'm looking at a max of $250 a week rent pp with rates included. Last year I made just over $22k as a bartender but can easily pick up more hours to accomidate for the move.
I am wondering what would be the best way to begin to budget for this, how much I should save before I commit to the move and any general tips that might help me along my journey.
Full disclosure I don't want to ask my parents for financial assistance with regards to this as they don't particularly want me to move out yet, but the travel time has affected my Uni grades thus far.
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