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Haskoli Islands

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Daniela S
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Government assistance<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
In Iceland the average income and so on are much more higher than in Austria. Therefore for us it is more expansive regarding all situations in the every-day life. If you want to work there its no problem to find a job which is good paid. But I didn't do that - I relied on savings and "loans".. :) I wanted to use the time here to travel and get to know the country and the people.
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Food, Travel, Overall, Nightlife, Telephone, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Cost saving: food: BONUS!!! (a supermarket chain with a pink pig as their sign) and don't go out to eat - cook at home... ;) regarding travelling: hitch-hiking is not that difficult, but better in the touristic season
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Stephanie B
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Government assistance<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
I hardly ever called people, since Reykjavík is so little, you just meet people in the street. And why did I spent more? Because it is so expensive here!!
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Nightlife, Food, Travel, Overall, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
I didn´t have any big surprises, since I was quite well informed about the price level. The only problem was that for 2 months, the Euro was very low compared to the Icelandic krona - but that, I couldn´t predict. People should be aware that they´ll have to pay a caution on arrival, which with all the other expenses will make it a hard month.
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Alexandra K
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
The general price level is about the double than at home.
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Housing, Telephone, Nightlife, Overall, Travel, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
I knew that the price level would be the double and that's why you really should have some private savings. The money from ERASMUS and the state is by far not enough. In general, preparties are very common not to spend that much money when going out later. For buying university stuff, it would be good if you find someone who shares the costs (books etc.) with you.
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rune
Norwegian School of Management BI, Oslo, Norway
Business Studies, Graduate, University Agreement
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Other
Other sources of funding:
Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Because you want to experience more when you are on a new place.And Iceland is more expensive then norway.
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Nightlife, Travel, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Put money aside for travelling early and also for paying where you are staying. Then you dont have to regret not going places you wanted to go to!
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Lukas S
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Reykjavík is the second most expensive city in the world and the price level is generally much higher than in Western Europe.
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Housing, Nightlife, Overall, Travel, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Shopping for groceries at Bónus (at Laugarvegur, Kringlan, etc.) is cheaper than elsewhere
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Astrid P
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Nearly everything is more expensive than in Austria. Especially alcohol, food, clothes and cigarettes.
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Nightlife, Food, Travel, Overall, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Buy a pre-paid card for your mobile phone. This is not so expensive and it is the cheapest way to phone home.
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