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Monthly living expenses


Monthly living expenses

The living expenses will vary according to individual needs, financial potencial and the ability to manage finances. The estimates below are therefore only a very general guide.


350 EUR


150 EUR

    Rented room and utilities (bed, electricity, water, internet)

125 EUR

    Transport (taxi)

25 EUR


50 EUR


  • Food and drinks

In case students eat on their own choice, they can visit a range of restaurants or fast food facilities, and a single meal can cost from 1 to 5 euros.


There are several accommodation options available for students – three dormitories, private housing possibilities, and when it comes to shorter stay, a hotel is an option. The hotel offer varies according to rank and price. The price per night in a hotel is between 25 and 100 euros. The dormitory prices (including meals) vary between 50 and 70 euros per month. The cost for renting a room in the private sector together with the overhead expenses is around 125 EUR per month.

  • Private Housing

Most of the international students will have to organize accommodation on their own, i.e. look for private rental accommodation. Rents vary greatly according to location, room size, facility etc. Overhead expenses are sometimes included in the price, and most often are paid by the consumer. Payment is usually expected at the beginning of the month, and rarely some landlords request payment for several months in advance.

  • Money Matters

Denar (MKD) is the currency in Republic of Macedonia. One EUR equals 61,0 MKD.

  • Banks

Banks are generally open to the public between 8 am and 5 pm. You may change foreign currency in MKD at all banks. In money exchange offices, the exchange rate is somewhat more favourable and the service is generally faster. There are many such offices in the town and they are usually open between 8 am and 7 pm. On Saturdays the banks are open between 8 am and 12 noon.

  • Useful phone numbers

Macedonian country code + 389

Shtip city code 032


Police 192

Fire brigade 193

Ambulance 194

  • Drinking water

Water is drinkable and of a high quality in the public water supply system throughout the country.