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Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)

117 Expenses Reviews
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Jamie
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, United States
Language, Undergraduate, Independent
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
If your flat doesn't already have a phone installed, then it will likely be exorbitant to do so. Likewise, mobile phones (credit) cost more here than in other Western European countries. Groceries are cheap in some places (Alcosto, Dia, Lidl, & sometimes Hipercor) and not in others (El Corte Ingles). Decent restaurants are often cheaper: look for the no-name menu del dia places behind Puerta del Sol.
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Telephone, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Housing, Food, Overall:
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
Depending on where you are coming from, it can be difficult to bring certain things, i.e., small appliances. Things like an iron and ironing board tend to be expensive. Also, watch out for the heating bill.
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miomaes
UniversitÚ Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Chemistry, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Food:just not being able to cook limitates the shopping list. Tel:not having a private phone restricted the calls to really needed ones. Accomodation:living at home with my parrents, I do not have to pay anything. Nightlife:at home, I used only to study; but thanks to the Sapnish spirit of life, I started relaxing during night while being on Eramus. Travel:studying abroad is a unique chance to visit it in all needed details!
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Overall, Travel, Nightlife, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Food:
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
Spain is a cheap country.Do not go to supermarkets to buy food, just go to the "mercados" of each neighbourhood!
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Juliane
Wirtschaftsuniversitńt Wien, Vienna, Austria
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Daily transport is more expensive than in Vienna as there are no student tickkets. Housing is more expensive. As Madrid is famous for its nightlife you go out more often and spend more.
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Nightlife, Housing, Overall, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Food:
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
If you do not stay for a whole month, check whether a ticket for a month or ten-trips-tickets are cheaper. Prado and reina Sofia and Palacio Real are free: Prado for under25 EU-Students everyday, Reina Sofia on Sundays and Saturday evenings, Palacio on Wednesdays for Eu- citizens.
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Johannes
Hanzehogeschool, Hogeschool van Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
I send more because in the Netherlands I had a telephone contract which was cheaper, this is not possible here if you do not have residence permit and bankaccount, which takes months to get. Accomodation just is more expensive. ALso I spend more money because I feel that I have to make the most of being in Madrid so I don┤t mind spending more to do fun things.
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Overall, Housing, Telephone, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel, Food:
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
Mobile phone is very expenisve especially if you call people who use another network.
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Kat
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, United States
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
More of less was because the dollar is a lot stronger than the Spanish Peseta. And I┤m from California where most prices are inflated anyways.
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Nightlife, Housing, Food, Overall, Travel:
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
Second-hand bedding
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Well, housing in Madrid is inexpensive especially for a big city. I paid 200$ a month including utilities and furnishings for my flat. But internet cafes can eat your wallet up, especially if your an internet junkie like myself. But overall Spain is lightly less inexpensive than the US.
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odoiant
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
History, Undergraduate, Independent
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
Personal spending habits
foos is cheaper, there is lots of competition. Accommodation was more expensive because normally i'm only in university for 24 weeks a year. I had to pay even for the weeks over christmas that i wasn't here. Nightlife goes on for the WHOLE night here, you just can't resist going out. I speny more on travel because normally i walk to my lectures, (Cambridge is not as big as Madrid!)
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Nightlife, Housing, Overall, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Food:
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
none
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