Cost of Living

SEARCH PROGRAMMES & INSTITUTIONS

How much does it cost to live and study as a student in Slovenia? Here are some average student costs to give you an idea. The prices are average across the country so they can be used as a rough guide for your budget planning.

Living in a student dormitory in Slovenia is cheaper than living in private accommodation, however, it means you will share a room.

Accommodation Ljubljana Maribor Primorska
Student dormitories €80 – €160 €100 – €170 €100
Private flatss – double bed room (excluding expenses) €100 – €130 €90 – €120 €100 – €150
Private flats – single bed room (excluding expenses) €120 – €160 €120 – €150 €140 – €180

Another cost you might come across is transportation around the city. The cheapest way to get around is to walk, but this could take a while for longer distances. Another option is to buy an old bike. Prices are around €30 – €50, depending where you buy it. Make sure you also buy a bike lock, because bike theft in Slovenia is  quite widespread. 

You can also use public transport in all the university cities.

Transportation Ljubljana Maribor Primorska
Single ticket €1.2 (90 minutes) €1.1€/€0.5 (one ride) €0.8 (one ride)
Monthly ticket €20 (student) €26.5 €10 (student)
Taxi €0.8 – €1.1 per KM + €1 starting rate

Students mainly eat in restaurants by using food coupons, so the prices are really cheap. However, the prices vary between cities and restaurants. The Republic of Slovenia contributes €2.63 per meal and the rest of the price is paid by the student. The highest price that a student has to pay after submitting a food coupon is €4.37 and the lowest price is €0 (sandwiches).

Since restaurants offer such great value for students, the majority do not cook at home. If you decide to do so, here are some typical supermarket prices:

Apples (1 kg) €1.3 Onions (1 kg) €0.8
Bananas (1 kg) €1.2 Potatoes (1 kg) €0.7
Beef (1 kg) €8 Rice (500 g) €1.5
Beer can (0.5 l) €1.1 Salt (1 kg) €1
Chicken (1 kg) €6.6 Sugar (1 kg) €1
Eggs (12) €2 Tomatoes (1 kg) €1.7
Lettuce (1 head) €1 Vodka (1 l) €10-15
Milk (1 litre) €0.9 Water, bottled (1.5 l) €0.6
    Wine (1 l) €4

Share: