The following is a guide to the cost of living for a student in Ireland for 2016/17  

Cost of Living for Students living away from home

Monthly (€)

Annual (€)

Rent (National – for Dublin see below)

343*

3,087

Utilities

28

252

Food

172

1,548

Travel

135**

1,215

Books  & Class materials

70***

630

Clothes/Medical

42

378

Mobile

32

288

Social life/Misc

74

666

Student charge

333

3000

Total

1,229

11,064

 

Cost of living for Students living at home

Monthly (€)

Annual (€)

Contribution to Utilities

28

306

Food

63

567

Travel

135

1215

Books & Class Materials

55

495

Clothes/Medical

42

378

Mobile

32

288

Social Life/Misc

71

639

Student charge

333

3,000

Total

759

6,834

Sources used to produce the DIT Student Cost of Living Guide included the Daft.ie rental report Q1, 2016, Consumer price index April 2016, HEA Eurostudent V (2013), if referencing the Student Cost of Living Guide please cite DIT Campus Life

 On average 40% of students receive Higher Education grants, and their Student Charge will be paid by SUSI.

 * The rent figure is the mean of National City regions single rent a room cost.  The above guide is a national guide, and the average rental figure for students in Dublin is higher at around €462 Rent in Dublin can vary widely from less than €300 per month for a shared room, up to €1,000 or more for a one bedroom unit in Dublin 2. (€462 Figure mean of Dublin region single rent a room cost)

 ** The travel cost is taking on the capped student LEAP fare of €30/week based on average month of 4.5 weeks

 *** Class materials and equipment cost can vary greatly, particularly for students in Arts, Sciences and Catering. For more detailed information you should contact your programme co-coordinator

 Students will also find out more information on student finance and budgeting at www.studentfinance.ie  and www.consumerhelp.ie .

 To get detailed information on rental costs in your search area, the PRTB have launched the national rent index more detail can be found at www.prtb.ie

Cost of Living Guide 2016/17

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