The Chilling Costs of Iceland: An International Student’s perspective

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by Eve Newstead. For a foreigner, and foreign student in particular, living in Iceland is startlingly expensive. When digesting the feedback forms of previous exchange students, Iceland stands out as the most unique but also as the most likely to break your bank. Cost of living day to day, we are warned, is steep. Even steeper though: the cost of accommodation. Due to the housing crisis the task of finding accommodation in preparation to move is both draining and frightening. Sites such as Rentmate and Housing Anywhere offer limited options that are all at ludicrous costs. Facebook groups are confusing …