The cost of student living has made the headlines in the French press this week with France’s student organisations calling for the government to take action over the rising costs.
According to the latest statistics the cost of beign a student has gone up by 1.6% at a time when inflation is only at 1.1%. This means students face a bill of between €10,500 - €15,500 to finance one school year when living away from the family home.
Student organisations have drawn attention to the growing difference in the cost of student life in Paris compared to anywhere else in France. According to student group FAGE, rent makes up 50% of a student’s monthly expenditure in Paris, averaging €638, whilst outside of Paris the average is a much lower €442.
All the bad press paints a pretty bleak picture of student life in the capital city but Paris still remains one of the most popular cities for foreign students.
But is it really affordable on a student budget? The answer is yes and these 10 tips below will help you avoid ringing home to ask for more pocket money.
If you have anymore tips, please let us know in the comments section below.
by Naomi Firsht