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Cost of Living in the UK

Planning your budget around the cost of living in the UK is a big hurdle for many students. Here we have the average expenses in top student cities to help you plan and cross this hurdle.

You are set to study abroad; you've chosen your study destination in the UK. The next step in the process is shortlisting the universities before applying to them, however, you also need to consider the elephant in the room – budget. 

The tuition fee of your course is fixed and transparent but the miscellaneous cost of living in the UK is the hidden devil. We hope to help you in that area.

Like the student experience and the general atmosphere, the cost of living also changes from city to city. Here we have an exhaustive list of all the average costs you’ll have while studying in the most popular student cities in the UK. 

London

  • Accommodation – £200 / Week
  • Food – £30 / Week
  • Household expenses (laundry, gas, electricity…) – £8 / Week
  • Transport – £25 / Week
  • Entertainment – £40 / Week
  • Connectivity – £7 / Week

Glasgow

  • Accommodation – £110 / Week
  • Food – £20 / Week
  • Household expenses (laundry, gas, electricity…) – £8 / Week
  • Transport – £20 / Week
  • Entertainment – £35 / Week 
  • Connectivity – £7 / Week

Liverpool

    • Accommodation - £75 – £135 / Week
    • Food – £25 / Week
    • Household expenses (laundry, gas, electricity…) – £15 / Week
    • Transport – £20 / Week
    • Entertainment – £20 / Week
    • Connectivity – £7 / Week

    Manchester

    • Accommodation – £135 / Week
    • Food – £35 / Week
    • Household expenses (laundry, gas, electricity…) – £15 / Week
    • Transport – £10 / Week
    • Entertainment – £35 / Week
    • Connectivity – £7 / Week

    Brighton

      • Accommodation - £115 / Week
      • Food – £30 / Week
      • Household expenses (laundry, gas, electricity…) – £10 / Week
      • Transport – £15 / Week
      • Entertainment – £20 – £30 / Week
      • Connectivity – £7 / Week

      Southampton

      • Accommodation - £110 – £200 / Week
      • Food - £30 – £40 / Week
      • Household expenses (laundry, gas, electricity…) – £20 / Week
      • Transport - £14 – £25 / Week
      • Entertainment - £35 / Week
      • Connectivity – £7 / Week

      Bristol

      • Accommodation – £111 / Week
      • Food – £25 / Week 
      • Household expenses (laundry, gas, electricity…) – £10 / Week
      • Transport – £12 / Week
      • Entertainment – £30 / Week
      • Connectivity – £7 / Week

       

      We hope this will help you make informed decisions when it comes to choosing your student city. These are just average ballpark figures and can vary depending on multiple factors. So once you’ve narrowed down your top cities feel free to reach out to our educational advisors for detailed information. 

      Also, bear in mind that controlling your cost of living is in your hands, by planning your activities ahead you can save a lot of money.