Cost of Living in Italy for Indian Students

Indian students in Italy should expect to pay between 300 and 700 EUR per month for living expenses. These expenses include things like housing, meals, transport, and/or entertainment. Living in Italy is a great experience, but keep in mind that Rome, Milan and Bologna are far more expensive than other Italian towns.

Accommodation Costs

Housing costs in Italy vary depending on several factors like the city you live in and the type of housing facility you opt for. Sharing your accommodation with other students is the best way of cutting down expenses, or you can choose to live with a native Italian family which would help you to aware of culture, along with this will help you in saving a considerable amount of money. On average, you can expect to spend anything between €150 – €200 per month on housing.

Food and Transportation Costs

Besides accommodation, you will likewise have to spend on your food and transportation. On average, your expenses will be between €150 – €200 on per month basis if you will buy your groceries and all from the local market store. One time meal in a mid-range Italian restaurant will cost you around between €8 to €16. Transportation is not so much expensive in Italy, with public transport is the most convenient method of transportation. A monthly pass of the tram, metro, or bus will cost somewhere around €25 to €45, depending on the town or city you are living in. Trains are another effective mode of travel if you wish to visit other cities/towns in Italy so that you can save up to 70% on the ticket price of the train if you book early.

Student Visa and Travel Insurance expenses

Indian students who want to study in Italy will need to apply for a ‘D’ type visa and also need to obtain a residence permit after reaching Italy. The cost for a student visa is around €50 (Rs. 4340 approx.) for Italy. Travel or health insurance should necessarily include repatriation and medical expenses for those individuals who are not belonging to Schengen countries. In the event, the person is not able to produce such travel insurance, a visa for Italy will not be granted in any case. Through such medical Insurance International students have comparable rights to appreciate free medical and health benefits as that of comrades of Italy. In order to get such benefits for yourself, it is important to have a European Health Insurance Card which justified that you are fully insured. The cost of such insurance is around Rs.6000 the sum assured is €30,000. You should consider the cost of insurance also while you’re planning the total cost of studying in Italy.

Optional extra Costs while Studying in Italy (may vary on individual bases)

•    Mobile and internet services might cost around 40 EUR per month.
•    Study materials (including books and stationery) might cost around 50 EUR per month.

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