Cost of living

Preparing your budget
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Monthly Budget in Lyon: example

Total expenses in a month: around €1000    

  • Rent: €500 ( approximately)
  • Transportation: €30.20 (at student price. Regular pricing: €60.40)  
  • Food: €300      
  • Books, photocopies…: €40      
  • Miscellaneous (insurances, council tax, clothing…): €100      
  • Mobile Phone: prepaid phone cards start at €5 *
  • Leisure: €100    

*Available in newsstands and supermarkets.

Monthly Budget in Hangzhou: example

Total expenses in a month: 6000RMB (around 690 euros)

  • Rent: 3000 RMB (320€)
  • Transportation: If you choose mainly public transportation, 300RMB (32€)
  • Food: 1500 RMB (160€)
  • Books, photocopies…: 200RMB (21€)
  • Miscellaneous (insurances, council tax, clothing…): 1000RMB (106€)
  • Mobile Phone: sim-cards cost 50RMB (5.30€)*
  • Leisure: 300RMB (32€)

*Available in stores or kiosks

Monthly budget in New York City: example

Total expenses in a month: around $3300  

  • Rent: $2500 (approximately – based on a 1 bedroom apartment located downtown Manhattan)
     A studio in Manhattan costs about $2000 per month / A room within a shared apartment costs about $1000 per month
  • Transportation: $116 approx. for a monthly pass (Unlimited Ride Metro Card)
  • Food: $300
  • Books, photocopies…: $100 
  • Miscellaneous (insurances, council tax, clothing…): $200
  • Mobile Phone: $ 40 minimum  
  • Leisure: $100 

 

Please note:

  • more information regarding the budget needed and the different costs you'll need to take into account will be provided once you start the online application.
  • these are tentative budgets which may be subject to change depending on the type of accommodation you find, the transport card you buy etc.
 
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