The students’ costs of living include accommodation, food, transportation, clothing, and miscellaneous items. These costs primarily depends of the students’ style of living. More importantly, living on campus and off campus can vary to a large extent. If students choose to live off campus and on their own, extra expenses will add up. They should manage their budget to afford the rent, bills including electricity, gas, water, transportation, meals, etc. These students can still use the university meals but they should take into account their amount time and money that they should spend to get to university and then back home. In addition, in winter daily commute will be difficult for them due to adverse weather conditions. Although renting an apartment is more expensive and commuting is more time consuming, students can have more favorable studying and working conditions. That is, it more comfortable and less crowded.

By living in dormitories students can save more time and money. They can use the university’s buses at their doorstep for daily commute. Therefore, they are not worry about being on time.

However, some expenses such as groceries, recreation, clothing, books and personal things do not differ if students live in dormitories or rent an apartment.

Estimated cost of living for single full-time student per month

Item

Cost/Month

Accommodation (shared)

 

Electricity, gas and water

 

Food

 

Health insurance

 

Books and stationary supplies

 

Personal needs (clothes, transportation, entertainment, telephone, laundry)

 

Total

 

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