Cost of living in UK

Apart from the fees for your course itself, how much it will cost you to live in the UK? As a rough guide, for a 9 month Academic Year, you should allow ( on average ):

9,000 GBP if you will be living in London ( or 1000 GBP per month)
7,200 GBP if you will be living elsewhere in the UK ( or 800 GBP per month )

These figures include the cost of accommodation, food , clothing, utility bills, books, daily travel for one person and leisure.

COST BREAKDOWN

  • ACCOMMODATION –400 – 800 GBP per month
  • FOOD – 30 – 50 GBP per week
  • RESTAURANT MEAL – 5 – 20 GBP per head average ( drinks extra )
  • GAS & ELECTRICITY BILLS – 20 – 40 GBP per month
  • URBAN TRANSPORT – 10 – 20 GBP per week
  • CLOTHES – 60 GBP and under per month
  • HAIRCUT – 7 – 20 GBP
  • PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS – 10 GBP per month
  • LAUNDRY – 16 – 20 GBP per month
  • TEXTBOOKS – 10 – 50 GBP or more
  • NEWSPAPERS – 30p – 1.80 GBP per issue
  • MAGAZINES – 50p – 3 GBP per issue
  • CDs – 5 – 15 GBP
  • CINEMA TICKET – 4 – 10 GBP
  • THEATRE & CONCERT TICKETS – 5 – 50 GBP
  • SWIMMING POOL USE – 3-10 GBP

There are special reductions offered for students at many local shops, theatres, cinemas, museums and galleries and special student fares are available on the underground, buses and trains.

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