Costs of living in the UK
The costs below are estimated to give you an idea about what you might spend whilst living and studying in the UK. The amount needed will vary from individual to individual, and will depend on the type of accommodation you choose (for example, whether meals are included).
The international student calculator
As a guide, students usually pay:
- Around £25-50 per week on food
- Around £5-10 per week on cosmetics
- Around £30 per year on bedding
- Around £35 per year on kitchen equipment (pots, pans, etc.)
Typical costs of individual items are listed below.
|Bread||30p - £1.00|
|Milk (2 pints)||Around 80p|
|Cheese (200g pack)||Around £2.00|
|Butter (250g)||Around £1.00|
|Eggs (x6)||Basic: 80p Free range: £1.30|
|Rice (1kg)||From 74p - £3.00|
|Tea bags (x80)||£1.20|
|Coffee (jar)||From £1.00 - £3.00|
books, stationery, photocopying: around £200 per year.
Laundry, clothing and cosmetics
|Haircut (men's)||From £5|
|Haircut (women's)||From £25|
|TV license||£147 per year|
|Telephone||Charges can vary. Click here to find out more.|
|Annual bus pass for uni bus||£240 for the academic year|
|Train to London||Around £23 (You can save 1/3 off most standard class rail fares with a 16-25 railcard)|
Rent and insurance
See our Accommodation website for the latest prices.