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Estimated Living Costs

It is important to budget sensibly while you are a student to ensure that you have enough money to live on and to complete your studies.

Estimated living costs Per year
Accommodation
(Average cost for homestay - 3 meals per day are usually included within this price. Student may want to purchase their own snack items which would not be included in the homestay cost.)
 £4500
Food (estimated for non homestay students)  £1200
Clothes
(including provision of warm clothing and footwear)
 £200
Local transport  £420
Other general living expenses
(eg. photocopying & printing, books, laundry, phone calls,
consumables, entertainment, luxuries, sports, cooking equipment etc)
 £1200
Total  £7520

The cost of items can differ a great deal, a range of basic items are listed below along with their estimated price range from the cheapest to the most expensive:

Item Price (from) Price (to)
Bread £0.37 £1.50
Milk £0.40 £1.96
Butter £0.85 £2.49
Fruit (mixed basket) £0.69 £2.98
Vegetables (mixed salad) £0.59 £1.89
Tinned food £0.29 £2.25
Fresh meat/poultry (1kg) £2.18 £8.98
Eggs (6) £0.99 £2.78
Pasta (500g) £0.27 £1.69
Cheese £0.99 £2.29
Noodles (500g) £0.83 £1.79
Rice (500g) £0.75 £2.69
Trousers £10.00 £30.00
Jumper £10.00 £35.00
T-shirt £3.00 £15.00
Winter coat £25.00 £80.00
Sturdy shoes £15.00 £40.00
Rucksack £5.00 £15.00

To help you with budgeting, the British Council provides information on living and working in the UK, and they provide access to an on-line budget planner which will help you to ensure you have the finances to study in the UK at https://study-uk.britishcouncil.org/planning/money-costs.