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Everyday life

Plan your budget

The cost of living in Aix-en-Provence is quite high. On average, you need to plan for a monthly budget of 823 €

Accommodation (Cité Universitaire)260€
Meals at the RU (University Restaurant)180€
Shopping (breakfast, drinks…)180€
Books and supplies50€
Public transport28€
Personal maintenance60€
Leisure, outings, travel65€

Eating out

The University Restaurants (RU) and cafeterias offer a choice of varied and inexpensive formulas:

– Traditional menu balanced meal consisting of an appetizer, meat/fish, vegetable and cheese or dessert. Price of the meal: 3,30 €.
– Students with scholarships, those without scholarships and international students will benefit from the €1 meal by creating and activating the IZLY account:
– https://www.crous-aix-marseille.fr/restauration/payer-ses-repas-avec-izly/activer-izly/
  • Cafeteria Le Galice (Espace

Philippe Seguin) 31 rue Jean Dalmas

Cafeteria / 7.30am – 3pm

  • Les Gazelles

31 Av. Jules Ferry

Pizzeria “La Crouzzeria” / 6pm – 11pm from Sunday to Thursday

RU / 11.30am – 1.30pm (+ Saturday) 6.45pm – 8.15pm

  • Cafeteria Lettres

29 avenue Robert Schumann

Cafeteria / 7.30am – 6pm

  • Faculty of Law

3 avenue R. Schuman

Cafeteria / 7am – 5pm

RU / 11.30am – 1.45pm

  • Arts and Crafts

Cours des Arts et Métiers

Cafeteria / 7am – 2pm

RU / 11.30am – 1.30pm

  • Les Fenouillères

Avenue Gaston Berger

Cafeteria / 8am – 2.30pm

RU / 11.30am – 1.30pm

  • ESPE Cafeteria

2 avenue Jules Isaac

Cafeteria / 8am – 4pm

  • Montperrin Cafeteria

26 rue du Pigonnet

Cafeteria / 7.30am – 3pm

To know more

Many shopkeepers in Aix-en-Provence are participating in the Too Good to Go anti-waste application. For a few euros, in bakeries, restaurants or mini-markets, leave with a basket filled with the day’s unsold goods and save money.

You can eat in the centre of Aix-en-Provence for less than 10€. There are many good addresses where students can enjoy a hearty meal at a low price in the vicinity of Sciences Po Aix @bdesciencespoaix.fr

The AGORAE social and solidarity grocery shop, managed by students for students, offers food, cleaning products and school supplies at very low prices (between 10% and 30% compared to the price of conventional shops). It is also a place where everyone can enjoy life: activities are organised there throughout the year.

Address: 520 avenue Max Juvénal 13 100 Aix en Provence

Good deals

Students benefit from discounts on many services on presentation of their student card. Museums, cinemas, some restaurants, hairdressers and bookshops have special offers or rates for students. Don’t forget to ask about these good deals!


Market days (fresh food)

Place Richelme: every morning

Les trois places: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings

Local supermarkets in the city centre

Aldi, Casino, Lidl, Monoprix, Proxi ..

Large shopping centres outside the town

– Carrefour Aix-Les-Milles Bus lines N° 4, 15, 16, 17, 18 from la Rotonde – Géant Casino 210 avenue Brédasque Bus line N°8 from la Rotonde