Armenia welcomes hundreds of foreign students each year.

If you are a foreigner and want to study and live in Armenia, it’s good to know and have accurate expectations about the cost of living in Armenia.

Along with tuition fees, students need some money for housing, food, transport, and other expenses.

We would like to inform you that the cost of living in Armenia is quite affordable and reasonable compared to other European countries.

Of course, like everywhere, living costs in Armenia depend mostly on your personal lifestyle․

However, to help you to plan your student budget, here is information on average living costs in Armenia.

Accommodation

Choosing the ideal place of residence can help save a great deal of money. As an international student looking for housing, your first point of contact should always be your university. Most universities offer accommodation services for international students, which can include providing guaranteed housing or giving advice on where to find a room on your own.

In Armenia, students can find comfortable apartments for rent located both in the central part of the city and in the suburbs. In addition to apartments, some universities provide students with dormitories that are much more affordable.

Compared to other regions, renting an apartment in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, is more expensive.

The central administrative district from AMD 150.000 (€ 285),

Arabkir administrative district from AMD 100.000 (€ 150),

Qanaqer-Zeytun administrative district from AMD 80.000 (€ 116).

Students in Armenia generally prefer to rent an apartment for 2-3 people, that’s why most students pay from AMD 30,000 (€ 60). On average, to cover living expenses in Armenia students will need around AMD 85,000 (€ 160) per month, or AMD 850.000 (€ 1600) per academic year (10 months).

Food

Students can usually enjoy a comfortable life with around €100 per month. Each student can determine food expenses individually, depending on their needs.

Here is the list of prices of basic goods to give an approximate idea about the expenses:

Bread

AMD 150-400

0.29-0.77

Cheese (1 kilo)

AMD 1700

3.3

Butter (100 g)

AMD 270

0.5

Sugar (1 kilo)

AMD 450

0.87

Milk (1liter)

AMD 370

0.7

Yogurt

AMD 150-350

0.3-0.7

Apricot (1 kilo)

AMD 300-1000

0.6-2

Apple (1 kilo)

AMD 200-600

0.4-1.25

Tomato (1 kilo)

AMD 300

0.6

Egg (1 piece)

AMD 40-60

0.08-0.12

Potato (1 kilo)

AMD 150

0.3

Armenian universities have canteens where you can taste a variety of delicious dishes. For having proper meal students need on average AMD 500-900 (€ 1-1.7) per day and approximately AMD 16․000 (€ 31) per month.

If you are planning to eat out, there are a lot of various restaurants, bistros, bars, and cafes representing the national cuisines of nearly all countries in the world. The average bill amount depends on the rank of the restaurant. Dinner on average will cost AMD 4800-5800 (€ 9-11) per person in restaurants of Yerevan. In other regions of Armenia dinner is a bit less expensive.

Transport

There are various types of public transport in Armenia, which ensure fast transportation from one place to another.

Route network includes:

  • bus,
  • minibus,
  • electric transport,
  • underground
  • taxi

The cost of public transport is AMD 100 (0.19). There are also several taxi services in Armenia that are quite affordable and accessible to the public. On average, to cover transportation expenses in Armenia students need around AMD 10.000 (19.4) per month, or AMD 100.000 (194 ) per academic year.