Costs of living & studying

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Next to Munich, Hamburg or Cologne, Frankfurt am Main is one of the most expensive cities in Germany. Whether it’s a cappuccino, the rent or entry to a museum – prices in the banking metropolis are often considerably higher than in other regions. This fact is reflected in the cost of living.

These are the kind of expenses you can expect per month on average:

Accommodation

337 €

Food

182 €

Clothes

53 €

Semester fees (further information see below)

362,25 €  (approx. 60 € per month) 

Communication

33 €

Leisure

80 €

Study resources

39 €

Health

72 €

Savings

27€

Grand total

883 €

You should ensure that you always have some more money at your disposal than you actually need so you are prepared for unplanned expenses!


Semester fees at Goethe University

The semester fees at Goethe University (summer semester 2017) cover the following contributions:

RMV-Semesterticket 210 EUR
Nordhessischer VerkehrsVerbund (NVV) 5,40 EUR
Expansion (VGWS) 0,60 EUR
Palmengarten 1,10 EUR
Kulturticket (cultur ticket) 1,05 EUR
Sozialticket (social ticket)

0,50 EUR

AStA-Härtefonds (hartship fund)

0,60 EUR

Beitrag Studierendenschaft 9,50 EUR
Beitrag zum Studentenwerk 81,50 EUR
Call-a-bike 2,00 EUR

Verwaltungskostenbeitrag (administration fee)

50,00 EUR

 

Grand total

362,25 EUR