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International Students Office (IStO)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Adenauerring 2
76131 Karlsruhe

Campus South
Bldg.: 50.20, Room 106

Hotline for applicants to Master's or Bachelor's studies each day from 1pm to 3 pm: +49 721 608-44925

Phone +49 721 608-44911
Fax +49 721 608-44907
Contact Form

Opening hours Secretary
Mo.-Fr. 9 am-12 am
Closed on Tuesday

Closed Dec 24, 2018 until Jan 4, 2019

Please also note the office hours of our individual employees

Average cost of living in Karlsruhe

Here you can find a synopsis of the average cost of living for a student in Karlsruhe (November 2017, source/second source).

For German standard of living, Karlsruhe is not particularly costly nor is it very cheap.

As a student you should be on the look-out for student discounts to save money. Often these are advertised at the checkout or in the windows of shops and cafes. They are granted upon presentation of a student ID card.

 

 

 General expenses per month
Rent, additional expenses included (students residence / shared flat):

 355 € 

 Food:

 168 € 

 Clothes, linen, personal hygiene:

 42 € 

 Currentexpenditure on a car:

 128,06 € 

 Public Transport:

 33,94 € 

 Health insurance, medical expenses, medication:

 89 € 

 Phone, Internet, radio and television license fees:

31 € 

 Study supplies:

 24 € 

 Total Cost of living (only car):

837,06 € 

 Total cost of living (only public transport):

 742,94 € 

 Total cost of living (car + public transport):

871 € 

 

 Food and Drink
 Mensa meal:

     2,90 € 

 Breadrollat a bakery:

 0,43 € 

 1 liter UHT milk at discounters:

 0,61 € 

 Cup of coffee at the university cafeteria:

 1,33 € 

 Cup of coffee at a cafe in the city center:

 2,21 € 

 Pils (type of pale lager) 0.5 at a pub in the city center:

 2,72 € 

 Caipirinha or a Cuba Libreat a cocktail bar:

 5,77 € 

 Pizza Margherita at a pizzeria:

4,69 € 

 Kebab:

 3,58 € 

 Small french fries to-go:  

 2,26 € 

 

 Leisure and Sport
 Gymmembership (month)

          29,99 € 

 Entrance fee to the outdoor swimming pool:

3,79 € 

 Entrance fee to the indoor swimming pool:

 4,61 € 

 Entrance fee to the tanning salon (ten minutes at lowest setting):

 5,67 € 

 

 Culture and Entertainment
 Movie ticket (cheapest day, cheapest category):

          5,10 € 

 Ticket for a performance at the Municipal Theatre (best day, lowest category):
 günstigste Kategorie):

 8,90 € 

 Entrance at a student party at the university:

 4,69 € 

 Entrance for a student disco in the city (possibly including minimum consumption):

 5,33 € 

 Entrance for a major disco (possibly including minimum consumption):

 7,25 €