Study in Europe: Countries in Europe with Low Living Cost for International Students

4 Countries in Europe with Low Living Cost for International Students

Many international students will want to study in a country where the cost of living is low and affordable and they won’t have to spend much money. Today’s post will focus on four countries in Europe with a low cost of living ranging from $200 to $400 per month. These countries are; Ukraine, Russia, Poland, and Georgia. The first on the list is Ukraine!


Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It has an area of 603,628 km², making it the largest country entirely within Europe. Cost of living in this country is low and affordable for students. It is estimated at $200 to $250 a month to cover expenses such as food, accommodation, books, travels, etc.


Russia is the world’s largest nation and borders European and Asian countries as well as the Pacific and Arctic oceans. It has a landscape that ranges from tundra and forests to subtropical beaches. It’s famous for novelists Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, plus the Bolshoi and Mariinsky ballet companies. Cost of living in Russia is one of the lowest in Europe for international students. The cost of living in Russia is estimated at $300 to $400 per month. This amount will cover the cost of food, accommodation, travels, cinemas, books, etc. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Hostel accommodation costs $100 to $350 per year
  • A decent three-course meal cost about $20 per person
  • A 5L glass of beer costs on average $2.
  • ticket to an English-language cinema costs $10
  • Bus, tram and trolleybus tickets cost 10 – 50 cents (for one journey, irrespective of length)
  • A $20 card lasts almost 2 hours when calling Europe and America from Russia


Poland is an eastern European country on the Baltic Sea known for its medieval architecture, Jewish heritage, and hearty cuisine. In the city of Krakow, 14th-century Wawel Castle rises above the medieval Old Town, home to Cloth Hall, a Renaissance trading post in Rynek Glówny (market square). Poland is a cheap place to live and study when compared with other European countries. The average cost of living for students is €250 – €400 per month. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Rent in a shared flat (or dormitory) cost €80-€150 per month
  • Food cost about €100-€150
  • Transportation (in big cities) cost €15-€20
  • Telephone/mobile, internet, TV cost €20-€30
  • Study materials cost €30-€50


Georgia is situated at the dividing line of Asia and Europe and it’s an ancient country of rugged mountains with very determined people. Cost of living in Georgia is quite low and affordable. It ranges from $200 to $300 for students. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Hostel accommodation: $70
  • Rent for a shared apartment with two students: $80 to $100
  • Food : $100 to $150
  • Bus fare: $15


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