Costs

Taking into account the many discounts for which students are eligible, the average monthly student budget is €1,000 in Paris and €800 elsewhere in the country.

Food, meals

  • 1 baguette : €0,80
  • 1 coffee :€1-2
  • 1 Camembert cheese : €2
  • 1 croissant: €1
  • 1kg of pasta: €1
  • 1kg of potatoes: €1,20
  • 1kg of rice: €1,90
  • 1 liter of milk: €1,20
  • 6 eggs: €1,50
  • 1 meal at a university cafeteria: €3,15
  • 1 fast-food meal :€7
  • 1 meal at neighborhood restaurant: €10-20
  • 1 sandwich: €3-5

Health

Medical visit

  • General practitioner: €23 and up (of which €14 is reimbursed)
  • Psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, neurology: €37 and up (of which €24 is reimbursed)
  • Gynecology – ophthalmology: €28 and up (of which €19 is reimbursed)
  • Specialist: €25 and up (of which €19 is reimbursed)
  • Dentist: €30 and up depending on service rendered

Culture, leisure

  • 1 month of Internet access : €20-50, depending on the plan or bundle (Internet, TV, telephone, unlimited calling to certain countries)
  • 1 cell phone plan: starting at €30 per month depending on provider. Plan prices vary in the amount of calling time and data transmission they offer. Prepaid cards starting at €5 are sold in licensed tobacco shops.
  • 1 student-rate movie ticket : about €7,50. Some national theatre chains offer unlimited monthly admission cards for €30
  • 1 museum admission : €5-10
  • 1 student-rate swimming pool admission: €1,70
  • 1 newspaper: €1,20
  • 1 DVD player: €50-150
  • 1 MP3 player: €20-150
  • 1 paperback book: about €6
  • 1 night in budget hotel (**) :€60
  • 1 theatre ticket : €10-30

Transportation

  • 1 round-trip Paris-Barcelona air ticket: €100-150
  • 1 round-trip Paris-Brussels-Amsterdam Thalys rail ticket: €100-120
  • 1 round-trip Paris-London Eurostar rail ticket: €100-150
  • 1 round-trip Paris-Nice TGV (high-speed train) ticket: €140. If reserved far enough in advance, tickets can be cheap as €50
  • 1 monthly public transportation pass in Paris: from €60 (Paris proper) to €123 (outlying suburbs)
  • 1 liter of gasoline: €1,40
  • 1 city bike: €1 per day in Paris, but free for the first 30 minutes. Public bike rentals (through Vélib’, Vélov, V3) are available in several large cities. Prices vary.