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COST OF LIVING

COST OF ACCOMMODATION IN UK

The United Kingdom is a melting pot of culture, history, and stunning landscapes. But it’s not just the sights and sounds that make it an attractive destination. The country also boasts an excellent standard of living, making it a popular choice for people from all over the world. The cost of housing in the U.K. varies depending on where you live.

There are 4 types of accommodation available for a UK Student.

Halls of residence

Halls of residence are normally managed by the university.

Rent: £100 – £300 per week

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Accommodation type

Single Bedroom with Shared Kitchen and Bathroom

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Location

University
Campus

Catering

Catered by University

Facilities & Amenities

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Lounge

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Catering

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Game Room

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Laundry

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Outdoor Space

Benefits

Save on travel expense. Will make lots of other first-year students a great way to make new friends. 

Halls of residence

Halls of residence are normally managed by the university.

Rent: £100 – £300 per week

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Accommodation type

Single Bedroom with Shared Kitchen and Bathroom

hostel-distance-icon

Location

University
Campus

Catering

Catered by University

Facilities & Amenities

hostel-lounge-icon

Lounge

hostel-kitchen-icon

Catering

hostel-game-room-icon

Game Room

hostel-laundry-icon

Laundry

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Outdoor Space

Shared Facilities

Save on travel expense. Will make lots of other first-year students a great way to make new friends. 

Private student halls

Private student halls are similar to halls of residence, but are managed by organizations.

Rent: £165 – £500 per week

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Accommodation type

Single Bedroom with Shared Bathroom

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Location

5-10 Mins away from the University

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Catering

Catered by Organizations

Facilities & Amenities

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Lounge

aptmt-kitchen-icon

Catering

aptmt-game-room-icon

Game Rooms

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Laundry

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Saunas

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Cinemas

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Outdoor Space

Benefits

Will include students from several different universities – perfect for expanding your social circle even further.

Private student halls

Private student halls are similar to halls of residence, but are managed by organizations.

Rent: £165 – £500 per week

apartmnent-bldg-icon

Accommodation type

Single Bedroom with Shared Bathroom

aptmt-distance-icon

Location

5-10 Mins away from the University

aptmt-cooking-icon

Catering

Catered by Organizations

Facilities & Amenities

aptmt-lounge-icon

Lounge

aptmt-kitchen-icon

Catering

aptmt-game-room-icon

Game Rooms

aptmt-laundry-icon

Laundry

aptmt-sauna-icon

Saunas

aptmt-cinema-icon

Cinemas

aptmt-outdoor-icon

Outdoor Space

Benefits

Will include students from several different universities – perfect for expanding your social circle even further.

Private Rentals

Private rentals are where you rent a house or flat from a landlord or letting agent.

Rent: £200 – £1000 per week

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Accommodation type

3-4 Bedroom with Shared Kitchen & Bathroom

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Location

10-20 Mins away from the University

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Catering

Self Catered

Facilities & Amenities

townhouse-lounge-icon

Lounge

townhouse-kitchen-icon

Catering

townhouse-game-room-icon

Game Rooms

townhouse-laundry-icon

Laundry

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Outdoor Space

Benefits

Can live with your own set of people or alone depending on your preference.

Private Rentals

Private rentals are where you rent a house or flat from a landlord or letting agent.

Rent: £200 – £1000 per week

townhouse-icon

Accommodation type

3-4 Bedroom with Shared Kitchen & Bathroom

townhouse-distance-icon

Location

10-20 Mins away from the University

townhouse-cooking-icon

Catering

Self Catered

Facilities & Amenities

townhouse-lounge-icon

Lounge

townhouse-kitchen-icon

Catering

townhouse-game-room-icon

Game Rooms

townhouse-laundry-icon

Laundry

townhouse-outdoor-icon

Outdoor Space

Benefits

Can live with your own set of people or alone depending on your preference.

Homestay

Private rentals are where you rent a house or flat from a landlord or letting agent.

Rent: £200 per week

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Accommodation type

3-4 Bedroom with Shared Kitchen & Bathroom

townhouse-distance-icon-new

Location

10-20 Mins away from the University

townhouse-cooking-icon-new

Catering

Self Catered

Facilities & Amenities

townhouse-lounge-icon-new

Lounge

townhouse-kitchen-icon-new

Catering

townhouse-game-room-icon-new

Game Rooms

townhouse-laundry-icon-new

Laundry

Outdoor Space

Benefits

Home comforts whilst they are studying.
Stay with families will help practice English and experience real day-to-day British life.
Inspected and approved by the university.

Homestay

Private rentals are where you rent a house or flat from a landlord or letting agent.

Rent: £200 – £1000 per week

townhouse-icon-new

Accommodation type

3-4 Bedroom with Shared Kitchen & Bathroom

townhouse-distance-icon-new

Location

10-20 Mins away from the University

townhouse-cooking-icon-new

Catering

Self Catered

Facilities & Amenities

townhouse-lounge-icon-new

Lounge

townhouse-kitchen-icon-new

Catering

townhouse-game-room-icon-new

Game Rooms

townhouse-laundry-icon-new

Laundry

Outdoor Space

Benefits

Home comforts whilst they are studying.
Stay with families will help practice English and experience real day-to-day British life.
Inspected and approved by the university.

The average cost of living for a Student in UK apart from accommodation would be as follows:

PARTICULARS

Monthly Costs

Food

£100 – £200

Gas and electricity

£60

Internet

£40

Mobile phone

£50

Laundry

£25

Stationery and textbooks

£20 – £40

Clothing

£50 – £75

Travel (buses, trams, and trains)

£30 – £40

Movie ticket

£9

Dinner at restaurant

£15