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Ten Most expensive cities for International Students(2018)

When it comes to studying overseas many of the most popular destination cities for international students are also some of the most expensive cities in the world in which to live and study.

Cost is a huge factor in the decision to study overseas.  International education is a big investment, usually over several years.

When it comes to crunching the numbers tuition or course fees are, unfortunately, just the tip of the iceberg. There are other significant one-off and ongoing costs that international students and their families need to consider, including:

  • Relocation costs
  • Accommodation
  • Rent
  • Food
  • Healthcare
  • Transport

It adds up.

The folks at accommodation search engine Nestpick recently pulled together the first semester living costs for 80 cities around the world that are popular destinations for international students.

The costs were calculated as follows:

  •  the average living costs for six months in each city – plus
  • the tuition fee for one semester at a leading university in the city – plus
  • the applicable visa fees.

All of the figures have been converted to US dollars.


The list – 10 most expensive cities in the world for international students in 2018


San Francisco – USA

most expensive cities in the world

Living Costs - 6 months Tuition Fees - First Semester* Total
$13,653 $23,775 $37,428

Note*: Tuition Fees based on the University of San Francisco.


Dubai – UAE

most expensive cities in the world

Living Costs - 6 months Tuition Fees - First Semester* Total
$17,481 $12,220 $29,701

Note*: Tuition Fees based on the American University in Dubai


Austin – USA

most expensive cities in the world

Living Costs - 6 months Tuition Fees - First Semester* Total
$7,957 $21,698 $29,655

Note*: Tuition Fees based on the University of Texas at Austin.


Toronto – Canada

most expensive cities in the world

Living Costs - 6 months Tuition Fees - First Semester* Total
$7,555 $21,410 $28,965

Note*: Tuition Fees based on the University of Toronto


Seattle – USA

most expensive cities in the world

Living Costs - 6 months Tuition Fees - First Semester* Total
$10,326 $18,121 $28,447

Note*: Tuition Fees based on the University of Washington


Vancouver – Canada

most expensive cities in the world

Living Costs - 6 months Tuition Fees - First Semester* Total
$7,850 $18,845 $26,695

Note*: Tuition Fees based on the University of British Columbia


New York – USA

most expensive cities in the world

Living Costs - 6 months Tuition Fees - First Semester* Total
$12,671 $12,616 $25,287

Note*: Tuition Fees based on NYU


London – UK

most expensive cities in the world

Living Costs - 6 months Tuition Fees - First Semester* Total
$12,671 $12,616 $25,287

Note*: Tuition Fees based on University College London


Manchester – UK

most expensive cities in the world

Living Costs - 6 months Tuition Fees - First Semester* Total
$8,118 $14,595 $22,713

Note*: Tuition Fees based on the University of Manchester


Hong Kong

most expensive cities in the world

Living Costs - 6 months Tuition Fees - First Semester* Total
$8,118 $14,595 $22,713

Note*: Tuition Fees based on the University of Hong Kong

Source: The Information has been derived from Google search. Please authenticate it to concerned authorities before act.


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