Top tips: Surviving on a student budget in Paris
Even for Parisians Paris is a pricey city but for students, especially those who come from abroad, the cost of accomodation, supermarket food and a night out can leave you crying into your €10 pint. However, do not panic. Living in Paris on the budget of an international student is indeed possible. But you'll need a few tips, from where to go, to what help you can get from the state, to what to drink, in order to give you a head start. So without further ado, here's our Top Tips for surviving on a student budget in Paris.
Accommodation: This is usually the biggest expense for students in Paris, but there are cheaper options. Paris has a couple of international student residences like (ciup.fr), although places fill up fast. Also try a “foyer” (private residence) which are often run by religious groups – they do tend to be a bit strict on guests of the opposite sex staying over though! Flat shares are also worth a try, they’re a good way to pay less rent and improve your French by sharing with natives.