Prague ranked second-most affordable city in Europe for students

According to SGG 2022 ranking, the most affordable city in Europe is Porto, followed by Prague and Madrid.

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 15.07.2022 13:47:00 (updated on 15.07.2022) Reading time: 2 minutes

Choosing a university to attend is perhaps the most crucial part of the studying abroad experience. Nevertheless, choosing the right location can be just as important for many international students. From the kind of lifestyle to entertainment options and career opportunities, there are myriads of factors to consider.

Prague is an ideal choice for students in many respects. While living in an extraordinary medieval city, they can get an education from the world's best universities as well as enjoy numerous cultural events and varied nightlife.

On top of these perks, Prague is also one of the most affordable cities in Europe, which is a key factor for many young people.

According to the StudentGoGlobal 2022 ranking, which analyzed 250 cities from around the world, Prague is the second-most affordable city in Europe for students.

At the top of the list is the city of Porto, the second-largest city in Portugal. Known for its stately bridges and port wine production, the city is also home to the University of Porto and the Polytechnic Institute of Porto.

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Madrid has taken bronze in the ranking of the most affordable cities. The Spanish capital is famous for its rich repositories of European art, including the Prado Museum’s works by Velázquez, Goya, and other Spanish artists.

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, Barcelona, is also a great place for students. In addition to many great universities, the city also attracts students with its thriving arts and music scene.

Closing the top five is an entrant from the UK. Birmingham is unofficially known as the United Kingdom’s second city. The city is the cultural, social, financial, and commercial center of the Midlands.

UK cities of Leeds, Belfast, and Glasgow rank sixth, seventh, and eighth, respectively, in terms of student affordability.

Sweden's Gothenburg breaks the pattern of UK cities, taking a surprising ninth place. Although Scandinavian cities have a reputation for being quite expensive, this second-largest city in Sweden is surprisingly affordable.

Scotland capital's Edinburgh finishes off the top 10 list of affordable European cities.

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