There are many accommodation options and hostel amenities for undergraduate students who live on campus. Each session costs between 100,000 and 150,000 naira. An average hostel room can accommodate 2 to 6 people, depending on the space available. Every room has a bathroom and toilet facilities. But a common kitchen is accessible to everybody.

Students may have to pay their water and light costs on a monthly basis in some dorms. Living with roommates and adhering to hostel rules and regulations is not for everyone. Hostels for students are available at several schools, however they are optional.


It costs nothing for a student who wants to live alone to rent a flat close to college. A well-tiled flat (room self-contained) rents for about 25,000 CFA (17,000 Naira) or more per month, not including light and water taxes. You frequently need to pay 3 months’ worth of security up front in addition to 6 months’ rent in order to rent an apartment in this city.

To put it another way, the three months’ rent deposit you pay is similar to a holding deposit held by the landlord or caretaker and will be returned to you when you’re ready to move out, provided you didn’t damage any property in the home and you don’t owe rent. The three months advanced will expire after your first three months in the flat, at which point you will have to start paying rent on a monthly basis.

Every flat in homes in the Benin Republic has a handy light and water metre. Light and water supply in the Benin Republic are excellent examples of this stability. But in order to take advantage of these comforts, one must pay bills each month, which might be expensive if consumption isn’t controlled well. When renting an apartment, additional fees such as light and water caution are also paid.

Each one costs between 10,000 and 25,000 CFA (between 17,000 Naira and 30,700 Naira). Some flats don’t require a caution charge because they have prepaid light metres. Simply purchase light credits and recharge your metre to begin using it. Similar to the rent caution cost, the light and water caution fee will also be reimbursed if there are no outstanding balances at the time of your departure. The assessments shown here are for a basic, unfurnished flat. Students will be required to purchase whatever furniture they may require for their homes, including a mattress, fan, table, and chairs.

It would cost between 100,000 CFA and 200,000 CFA (160,000 Naira to 333,000 Naira) per month for a premium one-room flat that is furnished. The furniture in this furnished apartment include a bed, a wardrobe, a drawer, a TV, an air conditioner, a refrigerator and other practical home appliances. The bulk of schools are found in Cotonou, which is also where the flats considered in this study are located. Cotonou is the economic hub of the Benin Republic. In Cotonou, finding an apartment is challenging. You’ll require an agent’s help if you want to get a great apartment. Apartments will be more affordable than those in Cotonou in less crowded, more competitive cities like Porto-Novo and Calavi.

In conclusion, it’s possible that renting an apartment will cost more than living in a hostel. We can all agree that ease and comfort are more expensive. You are allowed to share a flat with a flatmate (or roommates), as there is no need that you must experience this comfort alone. You can divide up the costs in this way amongst yourselves. The possibilities for student living in the Benin Republic are now familiar to you.

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