Study at City
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  3. Living expenses
Study at City

Living expenses


The cost of living in London can be high, but if you make your money work for you, you can get the best out of living in the UK’s capital city. You will be rewarded if you spend some time looking at all the options available to you and making your choice based on your needs. The student cost of living varies greatly and depends on your lifestyle choices on things like where you choose to live, how much you spend on things like eating out and leisure activities. Below are some average student costs:

ExpenseAverage per week
Accommodation (Halls) £175
Food£40
Travel £23
Course materials £10
Mobile£8
Personal and leisure £20
Safety net£5
One off cost (bedding, cooking utensils) £1
TV Licence£3
Total£285

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