Credit cards and debit cards are widely used in the U.S. and are
accepted by almost all businesses. The currency conversion will help find the current exchange rate to dollars.
Tuition and fees at Purdue, including the international student
service fee are waived in accordance with the exchange agreement between Purdue
and the partner institution. Some courses have special class fees which
are not included in this agreement. Exchange students are responsible for
housing, meals, supplies, personal travel and other miscellaneous expenses.
These estimated expenses are around $7500 per semester. Room and board will
cost around $5000. Books and supplies will cost between $500 and $800.
Exchange students may want to consider opening a local bank
account. There are several banks near campus. To open a bank account you need
your passport, proof of local residence, and student number. Students can wire
money from their home bank to a local bank.
Cost of Living
Below is a sample of the average cost of several common items:
- Lunchtime meal at restaurant $10
- Combo meal in fast food restaurant $7
- 1 liter of milk $0.65
- 12 eggs $2.40
- 1 kg of apples $3.60
- 1 kg of potatoes $1.60
- 2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.90
- Bread $1.85
- Jeans $50
- Sport Shoes $75
- 1 liter of gas $0.60
- 4 rolls of toilet paper $3.00
- Toothpaste $1.50
- Movie ticket $10