Monthly Cost Estimator

How do your monthly costs compare to those in a Retirement Village?

Start by selecting your preferred Lendlease retirement village, grab your bills like council rates, utility expenses and insurance costs and input the monthly values. Then simply click the "Update Costs" and "Download Report" buttons at the bottom of the table.

For an even quicker comparison, we’ve already included estimates for both a house and an apartment in the local council area where the village is located.



Your monthly cost estimate Retirement Living Lakeside Retirement Village Detached House in same local suburb estimate Strata Apartment in same local suburb estimate
Village Service fees (These cover the operating costs of the village. Lendlease does not profit from these fees) $ $505 $0 $0
Council Rates $ $0 $208 $182
Owners Corporation Strata Fees $ $0 $0 $332
Building Insurance $ $0 $51 $0
Contents Insurance $ $35 $35 $35
Repairs & Maintenance (specific responsibilities differ by village) $ $20 $226 $162
Electricity & Gas Charges $ $163 $262 $204
Water Charges $ $0 $109 $82
Telephone & Internet/NBN $ $79 $79 $79
Emergency Monitoring System* $ $0 $52 $52
Gym & Health Club Membership* $ $0 $62 $0
Swimming Pool Access* $ $0 $52 $0
Leisure & Entertainment* $ $207 $287 $287
Other $ $0 $0 $0
Total Monthly Costs $0 $1,010 $1,424 $1,415
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Your monthly cost estimate
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Lakeside Retirement Village
$1,010 pm
Detached House in same local suburb estimate
$1,424 pm
Strata Apartment in same local suburb estimate
$1,415 pm

*Discretionary monthly costs: The table above assumes that you are incurring these costs in your day to day life at the moment, but everyone’s monthly costs are different. We encourage you to estimate your own monthly costs, by completing the “Estimate your own monthly costs” column above.

Information about this Estimator

This Cost Estimator is a guide for your general information only and the figures and assumptions are current as at 30 June 2019. Your actual costs will depend on your personal circumstances. We have taken all reasonable care in preparing the Cost Estimator to make it a useful tool for our customers, but any change to the costs within or outside of our communities may affect the accuracy of the information provided. Lendlease is not liable for the accuracy of any information provided through the Cost Estimator and all warranties, express or implied, are excluded to the extent permitted by law.

Costs within Lendlease Retirement Living communities (excludes Goodwin Close) are indicative only and subject to change without notice. These costs are only applicable for our independent living units and apartments. There are additional costs associated with serviced apartments such as cleaning, meals and laundry. For full information about what is included in our monthly service fees and the costs of other additional services, please speak with our sales staff. Further detailed information is also available within each residence contract.

Costs outside of a Lendlease Retirement Living community are based on third party sources, such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), CoreLogic RP Data and the Association of Superannuation Funds Australia (ASFA). We have included it to help us provide a broad estimate of certain costs in the local council area surrounding the village you are looking at. In many cases we have used state or national averages, and we may not specify where we have done so. We have not verified the information and we make no representation about its accuracy.

Before deciding on whether to buy a home in a retirement village, you should speak to our dedicated village teams, as well as seeking your own independent financial and legal advice, so that you can make the best decisions for your personal circumstances.

We encourage you to download this content by clicking the “Download Report” button. However, please note that all intellectual property in the Cost Estimator including the estimated costs provided is owned by Lendlease, and any unauthorised use will violate our legal rights.

Lendlease proudly operates under the Retirement Villages Act in each State.

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