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 2022 Spring 2023 Academic Year
Housing + utilities and wifi* €4,800 €6,000 €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 €8,740 €10,050 €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 4 months of rent in the fall and 5 months of rent in the spring. All entering undergraduates are required to be housed by AUP. Please note that US federal or private loans cannot be used toward security deposits which are returned to students within sixty days following checkout (provided no damages).
** 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 2022 Spring 2023 Academic Year
Housing + utilities and wifi* €4,800 €6,000 €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 €7,410 €8,705 €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 4 months of rent in the fall and 5 months of rent in the spring. All entering undergraduates are required to be housed by AUP. Please note that US federal or private loans cannot be used toward security deposits which are returned to students within sixty days following checkout (provided no damages).
** 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 2022 Spring 2023 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 2023
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 4 months of rent in the fall and 5 months of rent in the spring. All entering undergraduates are required to be housed by AUP. Please note that US federal or private loans cannot be used toward security deposits which are returned to students within sixty days following checkout (provided no damages).
** 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 2023
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 4 months of rent in the fall and 5 months of rent in the spring. All entering undergraduates are required to be housed by AUP. Please note that US federal or private loans cannot be used toward security deposits which are returned to students within sixty days following checkout (provided no damages).
** 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 2023
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.