ZEIT ONLINE and ZEIT CAMPUS developed a calculator which lets students determine what budget they need to persue their education in various German cities.
Different prices for housing, food and beverages but also different life styles determine an individual monthly budget. Depending on the location the calculator shows the average cost for students. Different criterias like rent, food and spare time expanses are being compared.
The data originates from a social survery of the German federation of students from 2012. More than 15.000 students from over 227 universities participated in order to cover a broad range of social and economic backgrounds.