Main source of funding:
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
I worked, but it was illegal/cash in hand work
Personal spending habits
Fantastic system of coupons to go and eat 3 course meals in maxican restaurants for 3€, macdonalds for 1.5€, chinese for 2€... etc, with 100 restaurants to choose from. food in supermarket is same price as western europe. Its OK, as a cooking Frenchman I didnt suffer as I did in England or Norway.
Mobile phones is slightly cheaper.
Housing is same price as Western Europe for the same quality, but I settled with less and was happy with it. Nightlife is way cheaper, which makes you drink 10 vodkas in a club instead of 3 beers in your home country. so the money spent is the same but its more fun.
I travelled a lot around (many countries very near!), but it was rather cheap though. and Hitch Hiking is a true alternative, Ive used it to go back to France, to go to some croatian islands, to visit places in Slovenia, go and have a pizza in Italy...
Overall, its slighlty cheaper than France, but you are very tempted to spend more. You wont have any big financial trouble though.
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was the same price as at home.
Housing, Overall, Food, Telephone:
was less expensive than at home.