Costs of living

Constanța offers a high quality of life at an affordable price.  The cost of living is lower in Romania than the EU average (see details here).
How much money students actually need during their studies at OUC depends on their spending habits.  Below you can find estimations of typical prices, to help you budget for your student life.  Although some students can afford the upper range, most students tend to choose the lower and quite a few have become very creative in cutting costs even below those estimations.


Monthly Basic Living Costs: Lower range Upper range
Rent: 75 EUR
(room in 2bd apartment)
200 EUR
(1bd apartment)
Utilities (varying monthly, depending on heating costs): 15 to 50 EUR 30 to 100 EUR
Internet & TV: 10 EUR 20 EUR
Phone: 5 EUR 15 EUR
Food prepared at home: 100 EUR 200 EUR
Transportation: 30 EUR
(public transportation pass)
150 EUR
(Taxi: 0.4 EUR/km)
Laundry/toiletries: 10 EUR 20 EUR
Clothing: 10 EUR 50 EUR
Books, printing, photocopying 10 EUR 25 EUR
Entertainment 30 EUR 100 EUR
TOTAL <330 EUR <880 EUR

As the period of classes, exams and practical trainings is up to about 40 weeks, the estimated cost of leaving for an academic year can start from about 3300 EUR.

Other costs:

Fast food meal: 2 to 4 EUR Cinema ticket: 4 to 8 EUR
Meal at restaurant: 5 to 15 EUR Sports event: 5 to 40 EUR
Beer at a bar: 1.5 to 3 EUR Haircut: 4 to 6 EUR
Club entrance fee: 7 to 15 EUR Hair styling: 15 to 40 EUR