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 2017 Spring 2018 Academic Year
Housing + utilities and wifi* €4,250 €3,400 €7,650
Travel - airfaire** €900 €900 €1,800
Local transportation (student rate) €342 0 €342
Books €400 €400 €800
Personal expenses €1,000 €1,250 €2,250
Groceries €1,040 €1,300 €2,340
Phone €160 €200 €360
Estimated total €8,092 €7,450 €15,542

*The housing deposit of €850 is required in the fall, and is returned at the end of the spring (provided no damages). 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

Based on the average amount spent by AUP financial aid students in 2015-2016.

  Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Academic Year
Housing + utilities and wifi* €4,250 €3,400 €7,650
Travel - airfaire** €200 €250 €450
Local transportation (student rate) €130 €155 €285
Books €230 €280 €510
Personal expenses €680 €850 €1,530
Groceries €900 €1,125 €2,025
Phone €160 €200 €360
Estimated total €6,550 €6,260 €12,810

*The housing deposit of €850 is required in the fall, and is returned at the end of the spring (provided no damages). 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 2017 Spring 2018 Academic Year
Housing + utilities and wifi* 0 0 0
Travel - airfaire 0 0 0
Local transportation (student rate) €342 0 €342
Books €400 €400 €800
Personal expenses €1,000 €1,250 €2,250
Groceries €1,040 €1,300 €2,340
Phone €160 €200 €360
Estimated total €2,942 €3,150 €6,092

*See Housing pages for exemption requirements.