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Hello I was wondering if people who currently live at university would be able to share roughly how much money they spend on a weekly basis and where this money is used thankyou for any help
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My rent was £93 a week, all inclusive, and I spent on average £20 a week on food. Plus my phone bill which was about £8 a week.
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Hello I was wondering if people who currently live at university would be able to share roughly how much money they spend on a weekly basis and where this money is used thankyou for any help
£100 for the room which is really excessive. £20 on food and £3 on phone bill.
But I do spend on nights out sometimes so that really pushes the weekly budget up.
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Hello I was wondering if people who currently live at university would be able to share roughly how much money they spend on a weekly basis and where this money is used thankyou for any help
Rent per week depends on where you live (London- generally much more expensive & halls are generally more expensive per week but are all inclusive)

First year
Rent- £103 pw (most expensive hall- on campus & ensuite and on a 38 week contract)
Nights out- £10-15 assuming you predrink and get a taxi with a few others & put your name on the guestlist so for 3 nights out it could add up to £45!)
Food- £20 (you could cut that down though especially if you don't eat meat nearly every night like me!)

This year (third) as well as food and the occasional night out:
Rent- £73pw (but a year long contract)
Bills- £15ish pw
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Rent - £70 pw (halls)
Nights out £10-£20
Food: £15-£20 although could cut down

If your in london its going to be more expensive tho...so....
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My rent was £93 a week, all inclusive, and I spent on average £20 a week on food. Plus my phone bill which was about £8 a week.
thankyou very much
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£100 for the room which is really excessive. £20 on food and £3 on phone bill.
But I do spend on nights out sometimes so that really pushes the weekly budget up.
thankyou very much are you able to have a decent weekly budget or are there times where you have to really try and not spend much?
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Rent per week depends on where you live (London- generally much more expensive & halls are generally more expensive per week but are all inclusive)

First year
Rent- £103 pw (most expensive hall- on campus & ensuite and on a 38 week contract)
Nights out- £10-15 assuming you predrink and get a taxi with a few others & put your name on the guestlist so for 3 nights out it could add up to £45!)
Food- £20 (you could cut that down though especially if you don't eat meat nearly every night like me!)

This year (third) as well as food and the occasional night out:
Rent- £73pw (but a year long contract)
Bills- £15ish pw
thankyou very much its really helpful I just hope I will be secure with costs but still be able to enjoy myself and socialise :3
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Rent - £70 pw (halls)
Nights out £10-£20
Food: £15-£20 although could cut down

If your in london its going to be more expensive tho...so....
thankyou very much oh no the furthest university I would apply to would be Hulll thankyou
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thankyou very much are you able to have a decent weekly budget or are there times where you have to really try and not spend much?
There are time when I try and spend much. The thing I should use my loan but I just don't. I'm saving up using it as a flat deposit or for part of a masters degree.
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I have ~ £130 a week from student finance. £72 for rent a week. £5-10 a week for bills (although these aren't paid each week, that's what they roughly work out at). If I go to the pub then £5-15 depending on how long I stay and if I have food. ~£10 a week on food, but this varies a lot depending on how long it has been since my dad brought me food. Sometimes I might not buy anything and other weeks I might spend £30 on food. Overall I spend £85-100 a week including almost everything.
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thankyou very much are you able to have a decent weekly budget or are there times where you have to really try and not spend much?
I actually made a thread about this. I am on budget, but I do actually need to save some money for an optional trip in my 3rd year, so for the next 7 days I'm trying to not spend anything. I should manage it, unless I give into buying biscuits. Although to be fair, I could actually bake cookies with what I have in my cupboard ...
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There are time when I try and spend much. The thing I should use my loan but I just don't. I'm saving up using it as a flat deposit or for part of a masters degree.
That sounds like a good idea saving up for a flat deposit Im just a little scared ill not have enough money for the week or something silly
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I actually made a thread about this. I am on budget, but I do actually need to save some money for an optional trip in my 3rd year, so for the next 7 days I'm trying to not spend anything. I should manage it, unless I give into buying biscuits. Although to be fair, I could actually bake cookies with what I have in my cupboard ...
Ill try remember to look at your thread thankyou for answering it really helps would you mind me asking which university you go to the cost of accommodation seems really decent compared to some that ive come across. I don't think you should give into buying biscuits if you have to save up :3
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That sounds like a good idea saving up for a flat deposit Im just a little scared ill not have enough money for the week or something silly
If I don't have enough money and I'm starving then I have no choice but to buy food but that hasn't happened. Have a emergency box of a few fivers, possibly.
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Ill try remember to look at your thread thankyou for answering it really helps would you mind me asking which university you go to the cost of accommodation seems really decent compared to some that ive come across. I don't think you should give into buying biscuits if you have to save up :3
I'm at Portsmouth. There's accommodation for about £60 without bills. I didn't look around any that cheap but my flatmate did and said they were worse than where we are now. Where we are could do with new carpets and paint, but it's liveable in. And I've rather have a not very nice place with good housemates than a nice place but with housemates I hate. My boyfriends rent nearly double mine. He does live in London and it does include all bills. Although it does work out cheaper to pay your own bills as obviously the landlord isn't going to make a loss from it. It just means a bit extra hassle. But some cities have accommodation for about £45-50 a week apparently, up north anyway.
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thankyou very much are you able to have a decent weekly budget or are there times where you have to really try and not spend much?
By the way ... It can be hard to have a weekly budget, especially if bills aren't included in your rent. Although if you're bad at managing money, you might want to make a fortnightly budget. I just try only to spend what I need to spend and so far I seem to be on budget. Before I started I worked out how much I would have each week. The other day I worked out that I should have about £200-250 left over from my autumn student loan/grant ! And this has been the term that I received the least money and had to pay out most as I had to buy textbooks and pay for things for the year upfront such as lab equipment and the water bill for most of the year. And other bills may come monthly/quarterly, making it even harder to make a weekly budget. So I should be able to save even more in the spring and summer
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My rent is £91 a week, and I spend about £20 a week on food. Other than one off costs (joining societies etc.) this is basically all I spend. I have around £140 a week to spend after accommodation.
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Hello I was wondering if people who currently live at university would be able to share roughly how much money they spend on a weekly basis and where this money is used thankyou for any help
I spend £69.95 a week on rent, around £25-30 on food (really can't handle cheap food an I eat a lot), £2.50 a week on my mobile, then probably £30-40 a week on social activities etc

if you're a first year your rent will be much more expensive than that though and it doesn't include more one off expenses like clothes etc
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If I don't have enough money and I'm starving then I have no choice but to buy food but that hasn't happened. Have a emergency box of a few fivers, possibly.
that sounds like a good idea thankyou
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