- STUDENT ACCOMMODATION IN BENIN REPUBLIC
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STUDENT ACCOMMODATION IN BENIN REPUBLIC Finding a Student Accommodation in Benin Republic (especially Cotonou) might be tricky and a lot of students are oblivious to some certain facts. As a student who wishes to study on Campus in any university in Benin Republic, you should be aware of how the housing system works here. In this article, we have explained how the housing system works here in Benin Republic. Read on to find out more…
For Undergraduate Campus-based students, accommodation and hostel facilities vary. The fee ranges from 100,000 Naira – 150,000 Naira per session. A hostel room will normally accommodate 2-6 people depending on the room size. Each room has a bathroom and a toilet facility. However, there is a general kitchen for everyone.
In some hostels, students might be required to pay their light and water bills every month. Living in a hostel means putting up with roommates and hostel rules and regulations; not everyone finds this convenient. However, hostel accommodation is not compulsory and not all schools have a hostel for students.
A student who prefers to stay alone is free to rent an apartment close to school. A well-tiled apartment (room self-contained) is about 25,000 CFA (17,000 Naira) or more a month for rent, excluding light and water bills. Renting an apartment here most times entails paying 3 months caution and 3 months advance rent which makes a total of 6 months rent. So basically, the 3 months rent caution you pay is like a deposit held by the Landlord or caretaker which will be refunded to you whenever you plan to move out, provided you did not damage any house property and you’re not owing rent. The 3 months advanced will expire after the first 3 months you spend in the apartment; after which you’ll have to begin paying your rents monthly.
Houses in Benin Republic come with the convenience of a light and water meter for each apartment. A wonderful fact about Benin Republic is that Light and water provision are very stable. However, to enjoy such conveniences, bills are to be paid every month and could be high if one doesn’t manage the consumption adequately. Aside from the rent caution, light, and water caution fee are also paid when renting an apartment.
This ranges from 10,000 CFA – 25,000 CFA each (6,000 Naira – 15,000 Naira). Some apartments have a prepaid light meter and therefore will not be needing any caution fee. You will simply need to buy light credit and recharge your meter for use Just like the rent caution fee, the light and water caution fee will be refunded, provided you are not owing any bills whenever you decide to move out. The above analyses are for a simple non-furnished apartment. Students will have to buy a mattress, fan, table, chair, or whatever household furniture they might need.
A furnished one-room apartment is luxurious and will definitely cost much more; within the range of 100,000 CFA – 200,000 CFA (60,000 Naira-125,000 Naira ) per month. This furnished apartment comes with furniture, TV, Air condition, fridge, bed, wardrobe, drawer, and other convenient household gadgets. Apartments considered in this analysis are located in the Economic capital City of Benin Republic, Cotonou which is where most schools are located. Finding an apartment in Cotonou is not an easy task. You will need an agent to help you locate a good apartment. Apartments in Cities like Porto-Novo and Calavi will cost relatively less due to the fact that they are less populous and competitive compared to Cotonou.
In summary, renting an apartment could be quite expensive compared to a hostel. We all agree that convenience and comfort mean MORE MONEY. No one said you have to share this convenience alone, you can always rent an apartment with a roommate (or roommates). This way you all can share the bills amongst yourselves. Here it is, now you know about student accommodation in Benin Republic! Call us or Chat with us in Whatsapp today to help with your apartment search. +229 67 24 95 58