Everyday budgets

Food, phones, health care, and leisure are all everyday living costs you need to take into account when planning your budget!


Monthly costs, including breakfast, are around €300 per month. Think about using university cafeterias and restaurants.

1 meal at the CROUS costs €3.30 (2019-2020 prices)

Find out more: 
CROUS Grenoble Alpes

From the start of the 2020 academic year, students with a social scholarship will be able to enjoy the CROUS restaurants and cafeterias for €1. See terms and conditions.


From €2/month for a cell/mobile phone plan to €30 for an Internet and TV bundle...

Consider comparing the various offers from different operators and choosing the one that best suits your needs.


Lots of services (consultations, vaccinations) are accessible without upfront costs at the University Healthcare Center.

  • Consultation without a general practitioner (remember to report your new registered physician): €25

  • Specialist medical consultation: €30

  • Mutuelle Complémentaire (complementary health insurance, which is optional but highly recommended): costs vary according to the level of reimbursement desired.

Find out more: social security and student mutual health insurance


  • 1 movie theater ticket (student rate) at €6.30 - €9/ticket
  • 1 concert ticket from €5 at thel'Espace Vie Etudiante
Great deals:
- Every month, L'Ouvre-Boîte offers lots of free events and invitations
- Tickets to departmental museums are free-of-charge, as well as to the Musée de Grenoble and the Natural History Museum of Grenoble for under-26-year-olds

Published on October 14, 2020