Cost of living

 
Probably you are also interested how your future ERASMUS programme in Békéscsaba looks like from a financial point of view. 
 
PAYMENTS - AS SIMPLY AS POSSIBLE
 
It is hard to find students who like paperwork, administration, money transfer forms and such things. We assume you are no different. Therefore, we have made our payment system as simple as possible. You can pay all the emerging compulsary fees of your ERASMUS programme in one, during the first month of your semester.
 
ACCOMODATION AND STUDENT SERVICES FEE
 
Our incoming ERASMUS students only pay an accomodation and student services fee, which is 750 € for the whole semester in 2013. This includes:
-          accomodation in a 2 bed room, bed linen – no extra cost for utilities
-          high-speed internet connection
-          cutlery, crockery, dishes, hot plate, microwave oven and fridge for each apartment (2x2 people)
-          weekly cleaning service in every room, bathroom and kitchen
 
If you’d prefer a single room, it is also possible to request one. However, in this case the fee goes up to 1120 euro/semester, which is still absolutely reasonable and lower than the fee of a similar service in Western-Europe.
 
THIS MEANS: A LOT MORE MONEY FOR TRAVELLING AND FREETIME
 
Suppose, you have an ERASMUS grant of 350 €/month, and your ERASMUS semester is planned to be 5 months long. This means that your ERASMUS BUDGET is 1750 € in total.
 
Now let’s see what would happen with your grant in Hungary and  in Western Europe.
 

COST CATEGORIES – BÉKÉSCSABA, HUNGARY PAID/SEMESTER BALANCE
Accomodation with internet, bed linen and cleaning 750 € 1000 €
Food and daily products approx. 500 € 500 €
Travelling to destination and back home approx. 100 € 400 €
Money left for trips, gifts, parties, other activities 400 €

          

COST CATEGORIES – WESTERN EUROPE PAID/SEMESTER BALANCE
Accomodation with internet, bed linen (no cleaning service) 1250 € 750 €
Food and daily products approx. 625 € 125 €
Travelling to destination and back home approx. 100 € 25 €
Money left for trips, gifts, parties, other activities 25 €