Cost of living & Budget
At your arrival, you will have to prepare an amount of +/- 1900 € for the following positions:
- Health insurance
- First rent + rent deposit guarantee + rent insurance
- Please note that the guarantee deposit and the first rent have to be paid in one single payment within 10 days of receiving a room offer.
Estimated monthly budget for a student
It is very difficult to assess the cost of university education. Some expenditures are required because they are directly linked to studies; others depend on the situation of each student, e.g. housing in Luxembourg, having to take one’s meals on location, etc.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the monthly resources required correspond to at least 80% of the guaranteed minimum income in Luxembourg. A student in Luxembourg will therefore need a budget of 1.805,56 € (according to index of 01.10.2021) to cover all of his or her needs.
400 € / semester for semester 1 and 2
200 € / semester for semester 3 to 6
450 € / month minimum
e.g. 900 € if the monthly rent is 450 €
from 60 € / year
360 € / month (canteen at university)
400 € / year
The people of Luxembourg enjoy a high standard of living, which means that the cost of living is quite high. Rents are high too, but prices for consumer goods are comparable to those of other large European cities.
|Bananas (1 kg)||1.8||Coffee (250 g)||4.9|
|Bread (500g sliced)||3.2||Apples (1kg)||3.2|
|Croissant (1 piece)||1.4||Domestic fuel oil (1 l)||1.3|
|Pork chops (1 kg)||13.2||Consultation of general practitioner||53.6|
|Fresh milk (1 l)||1.5||Consultation of specialist (internal medicine)||49.2|
|Eggs (dozen)||3.8||Public transport||Free|
|Butter (250 g)||2.8||Diesel (1 l)||1.9|
|Potatoes (5 kg)||8.7||Daily paper (1)||3.1|
|Non-sparkling mineral water (1.5 l)||0.8||Cinema admission ticket||10.8|