As a general guideline, the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund estimates that the total monthly expenditure for students amounts to NOK 12.122 (2019), including housing, but it is possible to live on less. Students must be prepared to pay at least NOK 3,200 a month for furnished student accommodation which includes electricity, internet and heating. Costs for food, recreation and travel may vary greatly from student to student according to habits and priorities, but many students are able to bring down the cost of living considerably by cooking their own food.
Examples of Norwegian prices for some common goods are:
1 litre of milk NOK 17-19
12 eggs NOK 30
Loaf of bread NOK 25-40
1 kilo of cheese NOK 90
1 kilo of bananas NOK 20-25
250 grams of coffee NOK 33
Bottle of beer in a grocery store NOK 24-45
0,4 litre beer at a pub NOK 50-95
Bottle of wine in a wine shop is at least NOK 90-200
1,5 litres of soft drink (Fanta, Coca Cola) NOK 35
20 cigarettes NOK 95
400 grams ground beef NOK 39
Local monthly buss pass NOK 440
Gym membership NOK 360 (student price at Spicheren Gym)
Also remember that you will need to include the cost of learning materials and books. The amount varies depending on your course, but can range from around NOK 1500 to NOK 3500 for a semester.
Trips with ESN, from NOK 1100 for a weekend
There are no tuition fees at the University of Agder. Exchange students are also exempt from the semester fee. International degree seeking students must pay a semester fee. This is approximately NOK 800 per semester.