Cost of living

Next to tuition fees, an important financial component of studying abroad is the cost of living. Here you can find useful information that will help you plan your budget and manage your financial matters in Groningen.

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Living in the Netherlands can be quite expensive compared to other countries. We want to inform you in advance about the costs of living in Groningen, so you will get an idea of what you can expect. The currency of the Netherlands is the Euro: €.

Studying in the Netherlands costs roughly between €800 and €1.100 a month. This amount includes rent, food, buying books etc. Tuition fee is excluded. If you include going out and having an active social life, you may need (much) more.

Below we have broken down the cost of living in Groningen, based on the monthly expenditures of Dutch students. These amounts are averages. Depending on your lifestyle this can be either more or less.

Average monthly expenditures of Dutch students in Groningen:

  • Housing:                    ~ €450
  • Groceries:                  ~ €200
  • Books:                       ~ €84
  • Public transport:        ~ €48
  • Going out/sports:      ~ €130
  • Clothes:                     ~ €58
  • Insurance costs:        ~ €80 (will vary for international students)
  • Telephone use:          ~ €20

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