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Living in Basel, for 5 months, erasmus student

I am about to accept the erasmus grant to basel, studying at the university of applied sciences of northwestern switzerland. I would like to know how much it would cost, including the flat, food, transport and so on. Is it as expensive as everyonthe believes? I have already read that you can go shopping to germany, but I am mainly interested on knowing an approximated ammount of money i would spend every month. There is also the posibility of me going to live with 2 other people, what would be the approximanted cost then? thanks, any other opinion or related information is very valuable.
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Re: Living in Basel, for 5 months, erasmus student

For Basel you can find all the appropriate links here: http://www.unibas.ch/index.cfm?5F1C3...C84A1609122FF2
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Re: Living in Basel, for 5 months, erasmus student

Since you will be sharing the apt. I would say 1000 CHF/month should be sufficient for everything. Basel is fairly small city, you can bike or also walk to most places.
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Re: Living in Basel, for 5 months, erasmus student

So the price if i shared an apartment would be around 1000, would the price change significantly if I went to a student residence, because im looking for something very close to the university, maybe even rent the apt by myself, but i believe that would be too expensive for me.
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Re: Living in Basel, for 5 months, erasmus student

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So the price if i shared an apartment would be around 1000, would the price change significantly if I went to a student residence, because im looking for something very close to the university, maybe even rent the apt by myself, but i believe that would be too expensive for me.

Apartment cost varies greatly depending upon what exactly you want... you can get something very "student-y" (one room flat with or without a small stove) for probably as low as about 700chf/mo, if that's more than you want to spend, you're better off looking for a room mate.

Meanwhile, hubby and I have a "dachwonung" (attic apartment) with a very nice view, 1 bedroom and an extra-large living area (2.5 "zimmer") for around about 1200chf/mo.

On the other hand, if you have more to spend, you certainly can find fancy places where even a studio runs up more.


Also, so far as groceries and whatnot, it really depends whether you have the space and know-how for cooking. Much much less expensive to cook for yourself (cook enough for a few days, to freeze and reheat) than to eat ready-meals or even cook solo meals daily. This can be a little bit of a problem though as storage (particularly cold storage) is a bit on the small side in the apartments here - at least, to my American mind that is.
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Re: Living in Basel, for 5 months, erasmus student

This site is excellent for student accommodation:
https://markt.unibas.ch/nc/inserate/...wg-zi-angebot/

By far the cheapest way to live as a student is in a "WG", where you take a bedroom in a flat you share with other students.

As a bonus, being in a WG means you meet other students straight away, who can show you around the university and the city. You also don't have to arrange things like utilities/phone/internet on your own.

Don't worry about being too far away either - you can cycle to the university from anywhere in the entire canton of Basel-Stadt in about 15 minutes! The public transport is good too.
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