Cost of Living

Cost of Living for Students in France

France is known as one of the most livable countries, with many options for international students. The cost of living in France is comparable to the cost of living in many European countries. Given below is the breakup of the costs that you would bear if you decide to study in France

Cost of living breakup for students in France

Expense Item Average Monthly Cost
Average cost of rent for a single bedroom apartment 550 Euros
Cost for basic utilities  such as water, sanitation, electricity 140 Euros
Monthly cost for traveling in and around campus 48 Euros
Monthly cost for Phone and Internet 28 Euros
Average monthly expenses for recreation 100 Euros
Monthly expenses for food and drink 145 Euros

Points to Consider for Cost of Living in France

  • These costs should be considered as indicative only, and may vary depending on the city and area where you choose to live and study
  • The cost is large cities like Paris can be twice that of other rural cities
  • You should consider living in the suburbs for lowering your rental costs as well as other expenses
  • One more option to reduce the cost of your stay is to rent an apartment on a shared basis with other students
  • The cost of living on campus can be substantially lower than other forms of accommodation in any city in France
  • Most of the cities in France, apart from Paris have similar costs of living for students

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Discounts and Subsidies for Students in France

If you are a student at an university in France, then you can enjoy the following discounts and subsidized fares

  • As a student, you can choose to dine in at your university restaurant on campus at highly subsidized rates
  • You can travel around France at discounted fares by applying for the Carte Jeune if you are between 18 to 27 years of age
  • You can avail of both urban and inter-urban transit at discounted rates for students
  • You can get free access to all libraries in France as a student
  • You can get good discounts at fast food restaurants, IT stores and other chains by presenting your student card
  • You can avail of student discount while purchasing a laptop or any additional software
  • You can also get student discount on the purchase of books

If you want to learn more about the cost of living in France as an international student and how to avail of student discounts, you can get in touch with our highly experienced France education advisors at Global Tree

Top FAQs Asked by Students Travelling to France

Bachelor's degree programs typically cost around 170 EUR each year on average. Engineering degrees are costly, with annual tuition costs averaging at 620 EUR. Medicine tuition costs on average around 450 EUR per year.

The average cost of living in France is quite expensive and is determined by a number of factors, including where you live in the country. Paris is routinely ranked among the world's most costly cities (usually second to Singapore).

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The cost of a master's degree in France is estimated to be between €200 and €20,000 per year. It costs between 17070 and 1,705,470 INR for Indian students.

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