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Accommodation in the private sector

Living in private apartments is the solution most of the students/professors choose, like the Italian ones. It is important to know, though, that before doing this choice they have to consider these three aspects:

  1. Prices
    As far as rents are concerned, Bologna is one of the most expensive towns in Italy. Only rents in Milan and Rome can be more expensive. The average monthly rent for a single room is € 330,00 and € 240,00 for a place in a shared room, not including bills. The bills vary from €50/70 in shared flats to €200 in studio apartments and two-rooms apartments. Moreover, it is necessary to consider that the bills might be more expensive due to the heating system during the second semester. Additionally, it is likely that the monthly rent can even be higher when demand is particularly strong, that is in September and October, especially if the students are planning to stay 6 months or less than 6 months. It is likely that some rooms can have a monthly rent of about € 500,00. The type of accommodation can also vary significantly depending on the type of contract the landlord chooses. On this point, it is recommended to see for further details, tips and to download the main types of lease contracts provided for under the Italian law.
  2. Time
    Unfortunately, it is quite normal to take at least from 10 to 20 working days to find suitable accommodation.
  3. Need for temporary accommodation
    As students may take a few days before finding permanent accommodation, it isimperative that they have some kind of accommodation reserved or secured before arrival in Bologna. To collect information about temporary accommodation in Bologna please check the relevant section on our web site.