International Office

Planning your budget

In order to live comfortably in Cergy-Pontoise, you will need a monthly budget of €800.

 

Example of typical monthly budget for a single student:

Housing

Room in a university dormitory....................................From €250 to €450

Accommodation off campus...........................................From €400 to €500

Meals...............................................................................€250

Transportation..................................................................€50

Leisure activities..............................................................€80

Some examples of prices:

1 meal in a university canteen.........................................€3, 15

1 load of bread.................................................................€1

1 cup of coffee..................................................................€2

1 sandwich.......................................................................€4

1 ticket for the cinema......................................................From €5.50 to €9

1 RER ticket from Cergy to Paris.....................................€5.50

1 bus or underground ticket.............................................€1.70

1 Mobilis ticket (daily with unlimited travel)......................€13

You must have enough money upon arrival to cover your initial expenses. It is recommended that you open an account in a French bank. Bear in mind that the deposit for your housing - which will be equal to 1, 2 or 3 months’ rent - will be payable at the same time as your first month’s rent. Your deposit cheque will be cashed, and this amount will not be returned to you until the end of your stay.

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