Cost of living calculator

Going to France has never been so simple

France might appear at first to be an expensive place to live. But the cost of living in France is completely achievable for those who wish to live and study in France – as long as you do some preparation.

Use our cost of living calculator to estimate how much money you will need during your stay in France. Please note that these figures are estimates based on averages, and your actual cost of living will vary depending on your location in France, the school you attend, the duration of your studies, your accommodation, lifestyle, and spending habits.

Many students can reduce their living costs by obtaining part-time jobs, receiving housing allowances from the government, and gaining free access to France’s healthcare system.

As a general rule, the French government recommends students prepare at least 615€ per month. However, we always recommend students prepare as much more than this as possible.