How much does a student house rental cost in Milan? It is one of the most popular questions for parents and students who decide to pursue their academic career in the Lombard capital.
With over 35 Universities, Milan welcomes many off-site students and is still one of the most popular destinations in Italy among university students.
In this article we analyze the many options available for student accommodation in Milan that you can evaluate, with advantages, disadvantages and cost overview.
How much does it cost to live alone in Milan?
Milan is one of the most expensive cities to live in due to its lifestyle and university accommodation. Just think that for one simple bed cost may vary from 450 up to 2,000 euro per month depending on the location,services and proximity to the University.
To these prices are added all those necessary to lead the daily life such as:
- Garbage Tax;
- Leisure and relaxation;
- Dinner with friends;
- Public transportation.
On average living alone in Milan costs about 1300 euros per month for a single person, of which more than half is spent for rental.
How much does a student spend per month in Milan?
According to a survey made to 200 students selected from the various universities in Milan, an off-site student in Milan spends an average of 985 euros per month.
This includes the cost for daily living, studying, but also for fun and leisure and represents the “market value” of a city that welcomes every year about 110.000 students from all over Italy and abroad.
What to consider before renting an accommodation in Milan?
Before renting an accommodation in Milan you need to consider several important factors including:
- Distance from the university: the proximity is in fact one of the critical and determining factors, especially if it is not possible to count on your own means of travel;
- Connection with public transport: university life is not only made of study but also of leisure and relaxation, so it is essential to be able to reach the most popular destinations in Milan by public transport unless you want to use private means;
- Comfort: managing and maintaining an accommodation is far from simple; it is necessary to carry out every day a series of tasks that take precious time away from the study activities, sometimes ending up compromising the overall study plan; in the light of this you should also evaluate accommodations that can reduce the daily maintenance burden required;
- Rental cost: always rate the value for money that is offered to you.
Renting a house in Milan means dealing with a real estate market whose rental prices are constantly increasing, as evidenced by Tecnocasa statistics.
A one-room apartment in Milan today costs 6.1% more than last year. It’s also increasing the cost of the two-room apartments (+4.2%) and three-room apartments (+5.3%).
Overall, the average prices of rental houses in Milan for students and not only, range from 600 to 1700 euros per month, excluding the costs of house utilities, its maintenance and management.
Costs apart, if you are an off-site student you should choose the type of accommodation that can ensure a proper balance between the time needed to study, your privacy and social life.
In Milan what type of accommodation can you rent?
Student housing in Milan is divided into three categories:
- Bed in a shared room;
- One-room apartments or rooms in shared apartments with other students;
- University campuses.
Let’s analyze them one by one and evaluate their costs, advantages and disadvantages.
Beds in Milan: costs, advantages and disadvantages
The prices of rental beds in Milan are constantly increasing.
Just think that for a single room you will spend on average 550 euros per month, slightly less than for a double room, without considering the living costs of utilities, management and maintenance.
The beds are the least expensive solutions but are among the most uncomfortable university accommodation as they have no comfort and you’ll have to practically take care of 100% of the daily chores – such as cleaning and paying utilities – which will take away valuable time from your study.
Moreover, they do not encourage social life so if you are not a particularly social kind of person you will find it difficult to settle in and make friends by choosing this type of accommodation.
Shared apartments and on-room apartments in Milan: costs, advantages and disadvantages
To lower the monthly rental cost as much as possible, most students choose to live in shared student apartments, where the average cost of a single room is about 550 euros per month over the extra costs such as utilities, maintenance, cleaning etc.
Despite the considerable cost, this solution has several disadvantages:
- Being forced to share spaces, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom with students who you do not know and who could be incompatible with you and your habits, could turn into a nightmare of coexistence;
- The apartments can also be particularly distant from the university and are not always located in connected areas;
- Total absence of privacy;
- No support to the management of the accommodation, maintenance, utilities etc.
- House cleaning to do alone;
- It does not ensure the tranquility needed to study.
An alternative offered to the off-site student in Milan is the one-room apartment, but also in this case the amount of money to invest is considerable.
According to the HousingAnywhere European Rent Index, Milan is among the most expensive cities when it comes to renting a one-room apartment. With an average rent of 825 per month, excluding extra costs, it comes second only to Barcelona (830 euros on average).
Campus in Milan: costs, advantages and disadvantages
More and more students, especially those who come from abroad where this kind of Student Housing is more widespread, choose to live and study in university Campuses.
It is a convenient choice and rich in advantages since the campus offers tenants common spaces, opportunity to meet other students, linen change services at a more than acceptable price.
Staying in Campus is without any doubt the most advantageous solution for a student, as you will be able to fully devote yourself to study and settle in much easier.
The Campuses offer accommodation solutions with turnkey services that will never be possible to find either in a bed rental or in a student apartment. Among them are:
- Ultra-fast internet;
- Study rooms.
Moreover, they are located near university sites and in well-connected areas, representing the most appreciated housing solution by those looking for a young and international environment, where you can always feel as if you are at home.
There are numerous advantages in choosing a campus as a student residence in Milan:
- You can create relationships with other young people who study and live in the city of Lombardy;
- You can live in a safe and equipped accommodation with many advantages that the traditional apartment in the city does not offer;
- Possibility to have access to all the comforts unlike the classic apartment;
- Possibility to have more privacy than a shared rent.
Taking into consideration just the rental costs, living in a Campus can require from 450 euros per month up to over 1000 euros per month, depending on the type of accommodation and comfort you will choose, which includes the costs of electricity, water, cleaning and linen change.
Therefore, prices are decidedly reduced compared to a traditional student accommodation compared to the all-inclusive services that a Campus can offer.
The In-Domus Campuses are among the most popular in Milan and offer students accommodation at a very exclusive price, with the opportunity to enjoy many services/facilities such as:
- Fast wifi;
- Assistance h24;
- Study rooms;
- Meeting rooms;
- Self-service Laundry;
- Shared kitchens;
- Fitness area;
- Relaxation area with TV and playstation;
- Equipped rooms with instruments where you can play your music;
- Dehor equipped with barbeque stations;
Campuses are without doubt the best solution for off-site students for both cost and all-inclusive services.
If you are a student who has just finished high school or obtained a bachelor’s degree and you want to continue your studies in a university in Milan, we suggest you carefully evaluate the various types of accommodation that the Lombard capital is able to offer.
Among the most suitable solutions for an off-site student is Students’ Campuses, where in addition to living in a young, dynamic and international context together with other students of your age who follow other paths of study, you can enjoy a stimulating environment, able to broaden your interests and enrich you humanely and culturally.
If you would like to learn more about our Campus services, location and more, please contact us and we will be happy to answer all your questions.