Cost of Living in Brussels/Strasbourg?
July 14, 2014 2:51 PM Subscribe
I'm currently applying for an internship opportunity with a member of the EU Parliament. I'm a university student in the USA and the position would require me to live in Brussels and/or Strasbourg for 3 months. The position provides a stipend of €1200/month and I'm not sure how much that will get me.
posted by jdgreen to Work & Money (5 answers total)
I'm not looking for extremely fancy living arrangements--I just need an apartment where I can sleep and cook, a subway pass each month, and groceries (I would try to keep my restaurant dining to a minimum to save money). Is €1200 a month enough for this purpose?
Also, I realize that there will be costs associated with obtaining an EU working visa and also with the plane tickets to get to Europe in the first place, but I'm more concerned about whether €1200 is enough to live off of.