Cost of Living
To prepare for your stay, it is important to find out about the cost of living in Germany. In a European comparison, the cost of living in Germany is about average. They are lower than in countries like Denmark or Switzerland, but rather high compared to countries like Poland, the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
As a norm, you need to plan for monthly expenses in the range of 850€ to 950€ per month for Germany. These costs may vary depending on where you live and your lifestyle.
The figures below are an updated calculation (2023) based on the 21st Social Survey (2016) of the Studentenwerk.
In addition to the costs listed in the table, students of Saarland University pay a semester fee. The amount of the semester fee is determined for each new semester.
In order to obtain a residence permit, non-EU students, considering these costs, must provide financial proof of 934 € per month (11,208 € per year, as of 2023).
Sample calculation for the cost of living
|What do you need to budget for?||Estimated monthly expenses|
|Rent (including utilities)||350,00€|
|Health insurance and medical expenses||120,00€|
|Communication (phone, internet, etc.)||31,00€|
|Leisure, culture und sport|