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Cost of living in Cologne

According to the 20th Social Survey of the "Deutsches Studentenwerk" (as of 2012) the cost of living for a student in Cologne are the following:

Rent (including extra charges)359,00
Alimentation167,00
Clothes52,00
Learning material30,00
Semester fee *38,00
Health insurance, Medical fees66,00
Communication (Phone, Internet)33,00
Leisure/Culture/Sports77,00

 

* The semester fee has to be paid each semester (6 months) and amounts to 259,12 € (as of winter semester 2016/17). It includes a ticket for public transportation in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

The 21st Social Survey of the "Deutsches Studentenwerk" is expected to be published in the spring of 2017.