Housing – Italy


Housing in Italy varies a lot. Cities like Rome and Milan will be more expensive than in rural areas, but the volume of available rooms in larger cities will give you more choice.

Types of Accommodation

University Housing

Some institutions provide housing for students, but not many. Check with your university or programme early to see if housing is available and affordable.

Shared Student Housing

Many students choose to share flats or houses with other students. These accommodations are generally cheaper, ranging from €250- €700 per month based on size, amenities, and location.

Private Housing

It is always an option to look for independent housing, but this is often the most expensive choice. Housing in Italy can range anywhere from €300 to over €1000 per month, but it is up to you to find a place that fits your needs.

Important Things to Note

Housing in the northern, industrial part of Italy is generally more expensive than in the southern, agricultural part of Italy.

Additional Expenses

Additional expenses are expenses that you pay in addition to your monthly or weekly rent. This often includes:

  • Water
  • Heat
  • Electricity
  • Waste Management
  • Parking (if you have a car)
  • Transportation (a bus pass, train pass, etc.)