Estimated Living Expenses

Living Expenses will vary depending on your lifestyle and needs. Below are three examples to help you plan your budget for living in Paris.

 

 Standard Budget - Fall Entry 

  Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Academic Year
Housing + utilities and wifi* €4,800 €3,840 €8,640
Travel - airfaire** €900 €900 €1,800
Local transportation (student rate) €350 0 €350
Books €400 €400 €800
Personal expenses €1,090 €1,250 €2,340
Groceries €1,040 €1,300 €2,340
Phone €160 €200 €360
Estimated total €8,720 €7,890 €16,360

*A housing deposit is required for every student in the fall and is returned within sixty days following checkout (provided no damages). Consequently, Housing costs are based on 5 months of rent in the fall and 4 months of rent in the spring. All entering undergraduates are required to be housed by AUP.
** One round trip ticket in the fall term, one round trip ticket in the spring term

 

 Low-end Budget - Fall Entry

Based on the average amount spent by AUP financial aid students in a previous academic year.  

  Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Academic Year
Housing + utilities and wifi* €4.800 €3,840 €8,640
Travel - airfaire** €200 €250 €450
Local transportation (student rate) €350 0 €350
Books €230 €280 €510
Personal expenses €770 €850 €1,620
Groceries €900 €1,125 €2,025
Phone €160 €200 €360
Estimated total €7,410 €6,545 €13,955

*A housing deposit is required for every student in the fall and is returned within sixty days following checkout (provided no damages). Consequently, Housing costs are based on 5 months of rent in the fall and 4 months of rent in the spring. All entering undergraduates are required to be housed by AUP.
** One round trip ticket in the fall term, one round trip ticket in the spring term

 

 Budget for Paris-based students with no rent to pay 

  Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Academic Year
Housing + utilities and wifi* 0 0 0
Travel - airfair 0 0 0
Local transportation (student rate) €350 0 €350
Books €400 €400 €800
Personal expenses €1,090 €1,250 €2,340
Groceries €1,040 €1,300 €2,340
Phone €160 €200 €360
Estimated total €3,040 €3,150 €6,190

*See Housing pages for exemption requirements. 

 

Standard Budget - Spring Entry 

  Spring 2021
Housing + utilities and wifi* €6,000
Travel - airfaire** €900
Local transportation (student rate) €350
Books €400
Personal expenses €1,250
Groceries €1,300
Phone €200
Estimated total €10,400

*A housing deposit is required for every student in the fall and is returned within sixty days following checkout (provided no damages). Consequently, Housing costs are based on 5 months of rent in the fall and 4 months of rent in the spring. All entering undergraduates are required to be housed by AUP.
** One round trip ticket in the fall term, one round trip ticket in the spring term

 

Low-end Budget - Spring Entry

Based on the average amount spent by AUP financial aid students in a previous academic year.  

  Spring 2021
Housing + utilities and wifi* €6,000
Travel - airfaire** €250
Local transportation (student rate) €350
Books €280
Personal expenses €850
Groceries €1,125
Phone €200
Estimated total €8,205

*A housing deposit is required for every student in the fall and is returned within sixty days following checkout (provided no damages). Consequently, Housing costs are based on 5 months of rent in the fall and 4 months of rent in the spring. All entering undergraduates are required to be housed by AUP.
** One round trip ticket in the fall term, one round trip ticket in the spring term

 

 Budget for Paris-based students with no rent to pay

  Spring 2021
Housing + utilities and wifi* 0
Travel - airfaire 0
Local transportation (student rate) 0
Books €400
Personal expenses €1,250
Groceries €1,300
Phone €200
Estimated total €3,150

*See Housing pages for exemption requirements.