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Financial Budgeting

We all know that the most difficult thing in life, particularly student life, is budgeting to make those pounds stretch as far as you possibly can. But budgeting should become a habit and once acquired will stand you in good stead throughout your life, no matter what you do.

As it is also handy to have some idea of how prices compare, we have prepared a simple ‘cost of living' guide:

Rental for room/house share £290 -450 per month
Monthly travel card (dependent on your location) £40 - £100 per month
Heating for a room (winter) per quarter £80
Milk (500 ml) 65p
Can of cola 60p
Newspaper 30p – £1.50
Pint of beer £2.50 - £3.50
Bottle of wine (average) £4 - £7.50
Hamburger £2 - £3.50
Pizza £6 to £10
Take away sandwich £2.50 - £4.00
Movie tickets £6 - £10
Cup of coffee at a coffee shop £1.50 - £3.50
DVD    £10 - £15
CD £8 - £10

This information is supplied by UK Work Study – specialists in helping international students come to the UK.

Contact for more details on our UK Study Pack.

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