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 2021 Spring 2022 Academic Year
Housing + utilities and wifi* €6,000 €4,800 €10.800
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 €9,940 €8,850 €18,790

*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 2021 Spring 2022 Academic Year
Housing + utilities and wifi* €6,000 €4,800 €10,800
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 €8,610 €7,505 €16,115

*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 2021 Spring 2022 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 2022
Housing + utilities and wifi* €6,000
Travel - airfaire** €900
Local transportation (student rate) €350
Books €400
Personal expenses €1,340
Groceries €1,300
Phone €200
Estimated total €10,490

*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 2022
Housing + utilities and wifi* €6,000
Travel - airfaire** €250
Local transportation (student rate) €350
Books €280
Personal expenses €940
Groceries €1,125
Phone €200
Estimated total €8,295

*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 2022
Housing + utilities and wifi* 0
Travel - airfaire 0
Local transportation (student rate) 0
Books €400
Personal expenses €1,340
Groceries €1,300
Phone €200
Estimated total €3,240

*See Housing pages for exemption requirements.