After securing an admission in a UK university, the next step is to plan your budget and look for accommodation options. Looking for an accommodation requires research and proper planning. This starts with the location you will be studying at, moreover the options you have. Mostly freshmen opt for university accommodation, as it is more feasible and covers all your utilities too. However, 2nd-year students relocate themselves and try to find a flatshare or an apartment.
So if you are renting a place for yourself, the array of expenses expands automatically depending on your lifestyle. Starting from utilities, food, clothing, socializing, transport, and so forth. All of these expenses make up your living expense in the UK. You can cut down to a certain level but necessities can’t be avoided or reduced after a certain level. So an alternative approach is to find a place that is cheap and gives relief in monetary terms.
to serve the purpose of helping you guys out I have compiled a list of cheapest places in the UK, these places are ranked cheap according to student data and reporting.
Lincoln is one of the happiest places to live and work in the UK, according to research conducted by CV-library. According to research, 63% of professionals feel happy every day. In addition to this, it’s a very affordable place to live for students especially. With its weekly rent of £118.80, it is among the ten cheapest places to live in the UK. For just £30 you can purchase a travel pass (the second-lowest among other places).
Besides being the capital city of Wales, Cardiff city is one of the most affordable cities to live for students in the UK. On average the city has a monthly rent of £114.19. In addition to this, public transport isn’t expensive, so you don’t necessarily need to purchase an apartment near your university’s campus. Cardiff is where the University of Cardiff is located, the only Welsh university member of the Russell Group universities. What makes the city of Cardiff more affordable is the fact that most of the students studying there are engaged in a part-time job and receive many funds from different sources.
Although it’s the capital city of Northern Ireland, Belfast is one of the cheapest places to live in the UK for students. In Belfast, you can get an apartment with a weekly rent of £113. In this city, you’ll find the lowest taxi fares among all other UK places.
Leicester – The city of Leicester is highly valued for its cheaper transport. On average it will cost you £29 to get a travel pass. As for the rent, the weekly rent whirls around £133.79 which can be considered reasonable.
Except for being a very friendly location, the city of Newcastle is very cheap. Is one of the cities that got introduced lately in the top cheapest places to live in the UK for students. On average weekly rent in Newcastle goes up at £117.93.
Lancaster is a town in the district of Lancashire. In Lancaster, you can have a beer for £2.80 which is the lowest price among all the cheapest places to live in the UK. The weekly rent is on average £139. In addition to its higher affordability in Lancaster, you’ll find a unique place to live.
Coventry has experienced an increase in some of the living expenses, but it remains at some of the cheapest places to live in the UK for students. However, renting is cheaper than in Lancaster with just £135 per week.
Stirling is one of the places which is becoming much affordable for international students. In 2017 you could rent a room in Stirling costing just £115 per week. The public transport is also free. You can have a travel pass in this city for £30, meaning it has one the cheapest traveling price between the aforementioned places. The beautiful Scottish sceneries in the city of Stirling will make you feel no regret.
The city of Warwick is one of the cities introduced in the list of the cheapest places to live in the UK for students. Here you can purchase a two-beds room for an acceptable price of £119 per week and get a travel pass for £49.88.