Taking into account the many discounts for which students are eligible, the average monthly student budget is €1,000 in Paris and €800 elsewhere in the country.

- 1 baguette: €0.80
- 1 coffee: €1-2
- 1 croissant: €2
- 1kg of pasta: €1
- 1kg of potatoes: €1.20
- 1kg of rice: €1.90
- 1 liter of milk: €1.20
- 6 eggs: €1.50
- 1 meal a t a university cafetaria: €3
- 1 fast-food meal: €7
- 1 neighborhood restaurant: €10-20
- 1 sandwich: €3-5

Culture/leisure

- 1 month of Internet access: €20-50 depending on the plan or bundle (Internet, TV, telephone)
- 1 cell phone plan: starting at €30 per month depending on provider. Prepaid cards strating at €5.
- 1 student-rate movie ticket: about €7.50. Unlimited admission cards for €30.
- 1 museum admission: €5-10
- 1 student-rate swimming pool admission: €1.70
- 1 newspaper: €1.20
- 1 DVD player: €50-150
- 1 Mp3 player: €50-150
- 1 night in budget hotel (**): €60
- 1 theater ticket: €10-30

Transportation

- 1 monthly public transportation pass in Paris: from €60 (Paris proper) to €123 (outlying suburbs)
- 1 round-trip Paris-London Eurostar rail ticket: €100-150
- 1 round-trip Paris-Nice TGV (high-speed train) ticket: €140 (cheaper if reserved in advance)
- 1 liter of gasoline: €1.40
- 1 city bike: €1 per day in Paris and in main cities in France

Note: these prices are given by way of guidance only.