Cost of living

Published on November 30, 2010 Updated on June 21, 2023

Having adequate financial resources to face the costs of living in the Paris area is a must to study under acceptable conditions.

Paris is one of the most expensive cities in Europe. However, sometimes, your student status allows you to benefit from student rates in university restaurants, university residences, transport... Do not forget to show your student card when you go to museums, cinemas and fast food restaurants.
In order to live reasonably and cover your expenses, allow a budget of €1000  to €1400 per month.

Your monthly budget

Housing (water and electricity included): €650 to €1000
Insurance: €20 to €45
Food: €350
Transport: €80
Telephone and Internet: €20 to €45
School supplies: €40
Hobbies and outings : €50