A good excuse to get in some higher education
Whether you’re going to be an undergraduate for the first time or you’re thinking about going back to university sometime in the future, it might be worth taking how much living in your chosen city will cost during the time you’re there.
A new study by Marbles.com has handily ranked the best university towns in the UK, based on factors like rent, travel costs, gym memberships and even the price of a kebab – which let’s face it, will come in handy during fresher’s week.
Considering that it’s now cheaper to commute to London from 12 regional cities than to actually live in London, it’s no wonder people are finding excuses to move away from the capital.
With back-to-school time looming, even Google has started to see an influx in the most Googled student questions (which are all quite hilarious, FYI).
Cheapest University Cities
Think £30 travel passes for the bus, £3.10 pints and taxis for under a pound per km.
The average gym membership sets students back £7.58 per month and their average kebab order is £4.47.
Cardiff boasts the best deal for cinema tickets (£6.50).
With taxi prices of only 78p per km, Belfast also claims the lowest weekly rent at around £113.
With the cheapest travel passes in the country (£29) and £3.10 pints, this midland region also scores high in the cheapest city board.