Bucharest is cheaper than the average city in Europe for international schools: 8th cheapest out of 21 cities, according to a report by International Schools Database, which reviewed price data of the international schools from 21 cities in 15 European countries.
The same ranking points that Switzerland is the second most expensive country in the world for international schools, after China and Zurich is the most expensive city in Europe for international schools.
On the other hand, Copenhagen is the cheapest city in Europe (and the 2nd cheapest in the world!) for international schools.
Switzerland is the most expensive European country for international schooling., the study determined. The Swiss cities of Zurich, Geneva and Lausanne take the top three spots on our graph below, with prices in Laussane-Vaud and Geneva starting at a minimum of $14,840 per year.
The widest range of school prices – from just $2,544 per year to $33,508 – is found in Paris. The French capital also takes the title of lowest minimum price in all of our European cities.
The lowest maximum, however, belongs to the Danish capital Copenhagen. In Denmark both public and private schools (which includes international schools) are all heavily subsidised by the government. This may explain why education is so affordable – comparatively speaking – in a country with a reputation for a high cost of living.
Other points of interest include international schools in Madrid, which range from $4,100 to $15,095 a year with the average school costing $8,763. This puts Madrid among the cheapest cities in Europe, 17th out of 21.
Brussels has a huge difference in prices, with the most expensive school costing almost $30k more than the cheapest. The range of prices in its mid range is quite wide too, ranging from $13,227 and $22,431. The Belgian capital is also home to the most expensive international school in Europe.
As for Bucharest, the Romanian capital’s international schools have prices ranging from a minimum of $4,078/year, to a medium USD 9,697 and a maximum of USD 21,880 per year.