Living Costs

Living Costs

 
The first month in Nantes will be the most expensive, from insurance costs, to accommodation deposit + rental, and then settling in expenses (purchasing homeware - pots, bed linens, cleaning supplies, etc). We have drawn up an estimated budget to help plan accordingly for your stay in Nantes.

Estimate of total expenses for first month in Nantes ~ 1 267
Estimate of average monthly expenses ~ 427

   

First Month's expenses (one-off)

 
Sécurité Sociale for Non-Europeans
€220
Accomodation deposit (depending on your residence)
€250 - 370
Housing Insurance + Responsabilité civile
€50
ECN Sport Association (AS) subscription
€70
ECN BDE subscription
€50
ECN BDA subscription
Included in BDE subscription
Mutuelle (NB: €100 discount for first year in Nantes)
€140
Bicloo Annual Pass (bicycle)
€20

 


Plus: Utensils, Kitchen Items, Table Lamps, Miscellaneous Household items ~ €100
 

   

Main Monthly Expenses

 

Rental in CROUS residence

€250 - 370
Rental in non CROUS residence €450 - 535
EDF electricity charges (only in some residences) €33
Mobile Plan (talktime + internet) €15
Monthly transport pass €27.70 (< 26)
€60.70 (26+)
Trips to nearby cities and places €30
 

   

Other Expenses


Food (in euros)
 

Eggs (1 dozen) 1.44
Tomatoes 1 kg 2.00
Potatoes 1 kg 1.40
Bananas 1 kg 1.60
Chicken 1 kg 8.00
Spaghetti 1 kg 1.43
Cereals 500 g 2.16
Coffee Nescafe 100 g 2.30
Hot Chocolate (Nesquik) 5.30
Nutella 750 g 4.00
Orange Juice 1L 1.78
Milk 1L 0.82
Baguette 0.80
Kebab meal (Kebab + Fries + Drink) 6.50
Bread 0.84
Rice 1 kg 1.25
Onions 1 kg 2.00
   
Average monthly food expenses €90

 

Other


Monthly toiletteries + other body care products ~ €10
Miscelleneous ~ €40
 
Published on July 20, 2017 Updated on July 10, 2018