Advice on Accommodation & Living Costs in Italy
Advice on Accommodation & Living Costs in Italy.
How much you spend on accommodation in Italy as an undergraduate depends on where you study and the type of accommodation you want.
The two most popular types of housing for international students are:
• University accommodation – such as halls of residence
• Private accommodation – such as house and flat rentals
Many international students will opt to live in private accommodation on arriving in Italy, although halls of residence are good for meeting fellow students and settling into university life more easily.
Italy is one of the more expensive European countries in which to be an international student, so you should expect your rent, food and social activities to cost more than most places.
On average you will need between €12,000-18,000 per year to cover all living costs including accommodation, food, fees, entertainment and transport. This will depend on where you live and your lifestyle choices – major cities and tourism spots will be more expensive than smaller towns, especially in the north of Italy.