Most students need 600 to 800 euros each month to cover the costs of food, transportation, and housing. The amount you will need generally depends on where you reside in France, what program you take, and on what type of housing you select. For example, it's definitely expensive to live in Paris, but one can cut expenses by going to a public institution and living with roommates. Living expenses are more affordable outside the capital, but if you go to a private school and live by yourself in a flat, expenses can quickly add up. It all depends on a number of factors, and weighing each one carefully can help you live well while studying in France. Taking all these factors in account, the average monthly student budget is thus around 1000 euros in Paris and 800 euros elsewhere.