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    (Original post by Adonis)
    everyone

    what do i mean?

    depends on ..

    - what you are buying
    - special offers

    i buy from all supermarkets, some suprise you, like marks and spencer are cheapest for rice

    lidl can be more than waitrose

    obviously waitrose is more expensive on the whole but a few products are cheaper than anywhere else
    I agree with totally, its obviously going to differ between supermarkets, I am suprised that Marks and Spencer and waitrose are cheaper for some products as I always class them as a bit more expensive than others.

    What supermarkets does everyone else shop at?
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    (Original post by somethingbeautiful)
    About £15. All I buy is food.

    Obvs it'll be more if I need to buy books for my course one week. There's no need to buy anything else though.

    EDIT: Woah, I can't believe people spend £60-70 per week on food?! How much food does a person need :O
    I think this includes 'socialising'

    so weekly shop PLUS eating out/drinks at pub/etc..
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    (Original post by fg08)
    Ill have about 80 quids each week and Im already in catered accomodation. Dont know how you guys can spend such a little amount of money.
    So that £80 exlcudes food? What does the £80 consist of then?
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    (Original post by radfordboy87)
    So that £80 exlcudes food? What does the £80 consist of then?
    Yeah £80 excludes food. Im not yet at university as Im on a gap year but thats the money I will have to spend.
    I spend quite a lot when having a night out and I think it also depends in which city you are living. Its definitely cheaper to live in Sheffield than to live in St Andrews or London.
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    I'm not tooooo sure. I'd say it averages out at about £50, but can go to £70 or something if I'm having a ****** week and need to cheer myself up with clothes... I live in London but am lucky enough to be 10mins walking from all my lecture theatres, so travel costs are nothing. My poor flatmate has to commute though (which would add another £3-5 a day to my budget if I had to as well).
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    This entire thread just seems like 'my **** is bigger than your ****', but about money.
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    (Original post by CrookedLegs)
    This entire thread just seems like 'my **** is bigger than your ****', but about money.
    In what sense, people spending more or less money than others?

    I definetely respect people who manage to live off little money, can be extremely hard to do thsese days, especially at university!
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    (Original post by crazylemon)
    Friends birthday. Friend is a girl. Girls go free.
    Why do girls go for free and men go for £20? That's sexism to the extreme. :\
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    (Original post by crazylemon)
    So far this term - 70/wk though that includes payments for stuff bought last term, food is about 20 /wk ish

    I know somone who spends 10/month on food no idea how
    They don't eat?

    or their parents give them a **** load of food every time they go home which is every weekend?
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    (Original post by fg08)
    Yeah £80 excludes food. Im not yet at university as Im on a gap year but thats the money I will have to spend.
    I spend quite a lot when having a night out and I think it also depends in which city you are living. Its definitely cheaper to live in Sheffield than to live in St Andrews or London.
    That is soooooo much!! Mine was £50/week but excluding my phone bill
    I've now cut it to £40/week. I want to maximise my savings and thus minimise the debt I'll come out of uni with.

    Its a balance really, some weeks I'll spend far more, others I'll spend far far far less
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    (Original post by radfordboy87)
    When I was in my first year at University I had a friend who used to do the cheapest of cheap weekly shops (usually less than £15) which consisted of a lot of basic range products and then hardly ever went out so on average spend about £25 a week. Obviously this figure excludes rent and tuition fees, but I used to call him stingy, but looking back spending that little is actually pretty impressive considering most people spend that on one night out.

    So I thought it would be a great idea to find out everyone’s weekly spending amount, So on average how much do you spend each week, I bet no one spends less than my friend did? If you do I might just eat my hat ; )

    Well average was 40 quid including food, night out, eating out, socialising.

    Now its somewhat 70-100 per week now including buying book resources, eating more, new clothes, new shoes. You could say i'm out of student loan but hail to £1000 scholarship money
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    Yeah its clear from this thread that London is much more expensive, which will obviously effect peoples weekly spending habbits!

    The weekly spending amount will also be effected, with how eager everyone is to minimise their University debt. Like you Rainbowbex who is already focusing on reducing your debt, which is great to see! Alot of students will cross that bridge when they come to it.
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    (Original post by HadrianH)
    Why do girls go for free and men go for £20? That's sexism to the extreme. :\
    I guess. My concern is that is will mean it is one of 'those clubs' (30-40yro men waving cash around to get youn drunk girls)
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    I tend to spend about £60 a week, which is far too much imo

    but that is £30 on travel, and the rest on food and drink, (usually a £2 bottle of cider, or the tesco beer which is £2.91 for 8 bottles)
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    I spend £30 a week. Simple. If you have certain tricks up your sleeve you don't have to buy yourself drinks when you go out.
    £20 a week on food. £10 on going out (ie taxi and entrance fees)
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    i spend about £60 per week on food. Steaks and salmon all the way.
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    (Original post by radfordboy87)
    In what sense, people spending more or less money than others?

    I definetely respect people who manage to live off little money, can be extremely hard to do thsese days, especially at university!
    I can appreciate people that can live off £20 a week at uni but I don't respect them for it, respecting someone for being smart (tightarse) with their money is a bit extreme.

    The my **** is bigger than your **** comment was meant to be a joke pointing out that alot of people were making points like 'I only spend £15 a week!'
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    What tricks up your sleeve are these Gemma? think we all need to know them,haha

    Thanks crookedlegs, just didnt know if you meant people were showing off about spending more or less.
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    £30 on food, ~£30 on nights out so about £60?
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    (Original post by crazylemon)
    I know somone who spends 10/month on food no idea how
    I think it's called anorexia :P

    (apologies if I've offended, comment was meant in the most jovial of senses. One of my flatmates probably spends a fiver if not less, and eats like a horse at mealtimes (we're in catered halls, but still have to supply one meal a day ourselves,))
 
 
 
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