Living costs

Living costs vary greatly depending on the type of accommodation, whether you are sharing accommodation with roommates, and your overall standard of living. The following are thus estimates only and average amounts.

Single room: from euro 300 to euro 400 + utilities
Double room: from euro 200 to euro 350 + utilities
Entire flat: from euro 500 + utilities

Grocery shopping
1 week supply at the supermarket: around euro 60

Pizzeria: around euro 15
Breakfast in a bar (cappuccino and croissant): around euro 2,50
Lunch at a university restaurant: from euro 4,20 to euro 5,70 (complete meal) - See ESU website
Lunch at a bar (sandwich and drink): euro 5 - euro 8

Residence permit (for non-European citizens)
First application for residence permit / Residence permit renewal: around euro 75
Medical insurance / Registration in the Italian National Health System valid for the residence permit issue/renewal (non-European citizens): from euro 50 to euro 150

Public transport

Bus/tram ticket (75 minutes): euro 1,30
Bus/tram passes: from euro 12 (weekly) to euro 380 (annual)
Bike sharing passes: from euro 5 (weekly) to euro 25 (annual)

Cinema: euro 8 (weekday discounts available)
Theatre: euro 15 (carnet discounts available)

Swimming pool: euro 45 for one month swimming course
Gym: euro 25 for one month membership

The University Sports Centre (CUS) organises many competitive and non-competitive sport courses (athletics, dance, fencing, fitness, judo, rugby, skating, soccer, tennis, volley, wheelchair basket, etc.) open to students at competitive costs.

One month living cost - hypotesis
Rent and bills: euro 350
Grocery shopping and meals: euro 250
Free time and sport: euro 160
Total: euro 760

Ufficio Servizi agli studenti

Via Portello, 31 - 35129 Padova
Tel. +39 049 8273131 (Call Centre) - Fax +39 049 8275030,

Opening hours:

Mondays and Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tuesdays 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Thursdays 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fridays 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.