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Cost of Living in UK

Now that you have decided that you want to study in Britain, you should consider the cost of living in UK before anything else. Calculating your living expenses beforehand will prove to be incredibly helpful. Knowing the possible expenses you may acquire during your stay in the country will make you stick to a financial budget and help you avoid incurring unnecessary costs. Here are some pieces of information you can use as a guideline for the calculation of your living costs:

The first thing you need to figure out on your UK cost of living equation is your accommodation expenses. Many owners of rental properties will expect you to pay a deposit of one month’s rent. You will get this back when you leave, but the cost of repairing or replacing breakages from during your stay will be subtracted from your deposit.  Here are some housing options for you to choose from:

Self-catering halls of residence £180 to £360 per month
Catered halls of residence £320 to £400 per month
Private-sector room in shared house/flat £200 to £380 per month

After knowing where you’ll be staying, you should calculate the other possible cost of living in UK. Other expenses include the following:

Groceries £100 to £120 per month
Clothing £12 per week
Household goods £8 to £12 per week
Course costs (Stationery/Books) £32 (max) per week
Transportation £15 to £18 per week
Social Activities £38 (average)

The things on these items are the bare necessities you will need to be able to live comfortably in the United Kingdom. UK cost of living will differ for every person because it will greatly depend on the kind of lifestyle he or she has. Keep this in mind while you figure out your expenses. Be honest as much as possible when you’re creating your list and include everything that you normally use in your day-to-day activities.

To ensure that you will be able to afford the cost of living in UK, you must have around £10,000 to £12,000 a year. If you want further information regarding living expenses in the country, feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to assist you!

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