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An ERASMUS grant
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Personal spending habits
Food was a lot cheaper in comparison to prices in Ireland. My telephone bill was quite high because i had mobile and often made long international calls(to home).
Housing, is cheaper then in Ireland, particularly because I live at home in Ireland but on the whole accommdation was cheaper.
Nightlife was extremely cheap in comparison to Dublin City, both eating out and clubbing were cheaper.
Travel was great, I went interrailing with friends during the semester break. Aachen is a very central town and they offered a lot of special offers on group trips etc.. In Germany I had a bus and rail semester ticket(part of the college fee) so travel was less expensive, in Ireland we do not receive travel passes.
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was more expensive than at home.
Food, Overall, Travel, Nightlife:
was less expensive than at home.