There are no two ways about it. Living in Luxembourg can be expensive. But by budgeting well and planning ahead, it is possible to live there for less than you might expect. Most students find themselves in the Guttland region of the country. As Guttland is home to Luxembourg City, these prices will reflect the cost of living in the capital.
The currency of Luxembourg is the Euro (€). Luxembourg was one of the founding members of the Eurozone back in 1999. The Euro is one of the world’s major currencies and can be found at exchanges almost everywhere.
Some average living costs in Luxembourg City are (in EUR and USD):
Monthly rent (1 bedroom apartment): €1200 ($1410)
Utilities (monthly average): €230 ($235)
Monthly public transport pass: €0 *
Meal (inexpensive restaurant): €18 ($21)
Coffee: €3.30 ($3.90)
Milk (1 liter): €1.35 ($1.60)
Vegetables (1kg): €2 ($2.35)
Eggs (dozen): €3 ($3.50)
Water (1.5 liter): €0.95 ($1.10)
Chicken (1kg): €11.50 ($13.50)
Wine (bottle): €10 ($11.75)
Bread (loaf): €2.40 ($2.80)
* Public transport in all of Luxembourg is free for citizens, residents and tourists alike. This is a climate initiative of the Luxembourgish government.
Excluding rent, the average cost of living per person per month is €950 ($1100).
Accommodation for students in Luxembourg is normally provided by the schools themselves. For an affordable fee, a student can rent a room from their school. Sometimes these rooms are en suite, but you’ll probably need to share a kitchen. In the US, this type of accommodation is called dorms. In Europe, it's normally called halls or corridors. This type of accommodation normally costs between €350 - €500 (US$410 - US$580) per month.
Healthcare in Luxembourg is some of the best in the world. The government spends a lot of money on running, maintaining and improving the healthcare system and its facilities. However, if you’re not from the EU, the EEA or Switzerland, you’re not entitled to access the system unless it’s an emergency. That’s why you’ll need to make sure that the health insurance you provide to get your student visa is good and provides broad coverage.
As for methods of payment, Luxembourg has a world-leading banking system, you can pay with chip-and-pin and contactless cards as well as your phone all over the country. Sometimes, you can even use cards at market stalls and small boutiques. This is helpful if you choose to shop independently in order to keep costs lower.
Study in Luxembourg
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Education in Luxembourg
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Tuition Fees & Scholarships
Tuition fees for degree programs in Luxembourg can vary. Both international and domestic students are expected to pay tuition fees in Luxembourg, but these fees are normally quite low. We've put together information on how this works, and on scholarships, in this section.
Language & Culture
Luxembourg is a country rich in political significance and culture. Find out more about what the country offers in terms of languages, culture, and more! We also talk about safety in Luxembourg in this section.
Learn more about how to apply to Luxembourgish schools and the documentation you need to do it in this section.