Cost of living

The cost of living for students in Konstanz is approximately 972 euros per month*.

The basis for this is, among other things, the 22st Social Survey of the German Student Union ("Deutsches Studierendenwerk e.V." or "DSW") from 2021. This social survey revealed the following average living costs per month in Konstanz:

Rent (including utilities) 409 euros*
Food 194 euros
Phone, Internet, broadcasting fees 29 euros
Clothing, laundry, personal hygiene 40 euros
Learning materials (books, copies)  28 euros
Medical care, medicine 97 euros
Leisure time, culture and sports 60 euros
Health and nursing care insurance 115 euros
Total 972 euros*

* Since 2021, rental and ancillary costs in particular have risen significantly nationwide. Unfortunately, however, there are no more recent survey values at this point in time that would be based on a representative survey. Therefore, based on our experience here on site in Constance and the surrounding area, we would like to recommend that you please budget an average of around 150 euros more per month, especially for your rent and incidental costs.

Additional Costs (per semester)

Re-registration at the University of Konstanz (standard amount) 179 euros
Studi-Ticket of the municipal services in Konstanz 65.30 euros
Additional VHB-Studi-Ticket (Upgrade) – if you live outside of Konstanz 62.80 euros
Total 307.10 euros

Please be aware of the following:

At the beginning of your studies and every semester, you will require more money than usual since you might be purchasing the Studi-Ticket or learning materials etc.