Main source of funding:
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
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Personal spending habits
Alright, it's kind of hard responding to these questions since it is the first ever i've been living on my own.
But what i can tell is:
Food - cheaper in Spain, but the diversity of products not as good as in France.
Telephone - we couldn't get a real contract one, because we weren't staying 18 month. so we had to get used to the prepaid cell phone. Which meant getting used to not call as much as i did back in France since Prepaid cards are really not advantageous.
Housing - the prices of rent are cheaper than in France. But compared to a couple of years ago got more higher.
Personally we had a 110m² and paid 1200euros per month divided by the 4 of us. It wasn't bad at all. Plus it was located in a great area of Barcelona.
Nightlife - obviously cheaper than in France, Paris.
Travel - cheaper because gas cost less than in France. And then because in general the standard of living is cheaper.
Overall - to me cheaper BUT still spent more than in Paris.
I would say honestly aroung 700€ is good to not worry too much about the money.
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was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Food, Telephone, Nightlife, Travel:
was less expensive than at home.