As a student you are mandated to pay for Health Insurance. The provider recommended by my school charges 90 euros a month. I also have to pay for rent, currently at 229 euros. And then I need to buy food, clothes, maybe books.
The school tries to provide all the books needed but then sometimes they all get borrowed quickly from the library so you have to buy them maybe from Amazon.
Then clothes, if you come here in October, your African clothing wouldn't suffice. You would need jackets, boots, and all types of warm clothing to enable you brace the cold. Good quality warm clothing can be expensive. It is recommended to buy at least 1 heavy jacket in your home country before coming. This will ensure that you are protected against the cold and also you dont rush and buy an expensive jacket when you get here.
|You def need one of these for Winter|
Food! For the guys, if you are preparing to study abroad learn to COOK! I cannot overemphasis this enough. As a student, you will most likely not be able to afford to buy food from outside. Unless of course your surname is Dangote.
Currently I budget 20 euros for food every week. With that amount, I am able to purchase a 1kg rice, 1kg Oats, Cooking Oil, Tomatoes, Onions, Fruits, Chicken, Yoghurt (I love my Youghurt), Cheese, Sausages, water, some drinks etc.
So I should be able to spend 80 euros a month on food. Also because we spend most days out and I haven't yet figured out how to make lunch to class, I have to spend about 3-5 euros on lunch on some days.
So basically, this is how living expenses look like.