Savills real estate network has just published its ranking of the most expensive cities in the world for students. Three criteria were taken into account: the cost of living, tuition fees and of course accommodation.
Unsurprisingly, London is the city where accommodation is most expensive for students, coming in at 1,600 US dollars per month, just ahead of New York (1,580 US dollars). Next in the list are Seoul (South Korea), Boston (United States), San Francisco (United States) and Sydney (Australia).
At the bottom of the list come European and Chinese cities. It is far easier to find affordable accommodation in Shanghai and Beijing (China), Berlin, Munich (Germany) and Milan (Italy). Lyon and Paris are the two French cities that figure in the Savills study, and they fare reasonably well. Accommodation there is cheaper than in Manchester (United Kingdom), Madrid (Spain) and Barcelona (Spain).