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Living in London

Living in London is a dream come true for many. If you’re looking to move into the city, or even if you’re looking from another area of London we thought it would be helpful to breakdown some of the key issues which often play on student’s minds when they’re considering moving into England’s capital city.

The cost of living

It’s the most obvious things to consider - is the cost of living higher in London than other major UK cities? In short the answer is, mostly yes. The second question is how will this affect your living situation whilst studying? Assuming you live within your means, London can be one of the most rewarding living environments in the world. In order to ease any concerns you may have around the cost of living in London, we’ve devised a rough student budget, which highlights some of your key spending areas.

Student Accommodation £160 - £300 weekly
Bills (electric/gas/water) £40 - £50 per month
Food/Housekeeping £160 - £200 per month
TV Licence £145.50 per year
Mobile phone/landline/broadband £15 - £50 per month
Clothing £25 - 50 per month
Leisure/Sport £20 per month
Books/Stationery £25 per month
Socialising £150 per month
Transport £60 per month

Please note: These costs are estimates, designed to give you an example of the cost of living in London.

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