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    Hey!

    I was wondering how much after accommodation per week or month you have to spend on things like food/clothes/toiletries/transport /ect and what you end up spending on these. I was also wondering what degree of "comfort" the money you have left can provide.

    Any current/future/graduate input on this?

    Sorry if it seems a really weird question but I'm really curious/worried about spending when going to uni this year. Any advice anyone can offer would be fantastic

    Thanks ^.^
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    (Original post by Fi101)
    Hey!

    I was wondering how much after accommodation per week or month you have to spend on things like food/clothes/toiletries/transport /ect and what you end up spending on these. I was also wondering what degree of "comfort" the money you have left can provide.

    Any current/future/graduate input on this?

    Sorry if it seems a really weird question but I'm really curious/worried about spending when going to uni this year. Any advice anyone can offer would be fantastic

    Thanks ^.^
    I had about £80 a week left after rent, and spent less than £60 some weeks. I didnt drink much at all, but had plenty left to buy any clothes i wanted and for reasonably regular trips to the cinema.
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    (Original post by Fi101)
    Hey!

    I was wondering how much after accommodation per week or month you have to spend on things like food/clothes/toiletries/transport /ect and what you end up spending on these. I was also wondering what degree of "comfort" the money you have left can provide.

    Any current/future/graduate input on this?

    Sorry if it seems a really weird question but I'm really curious/worried about spending when going to uni this year. Any advice anyone can offer would be fantastic

    Thanks ^.^
    It depends on the city . What uni are you talking about ?
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    (Original post by Fi101)
    Hey!

    I was wondering how much after accommodation per week or month you have to spend on things like food/clothes/toiletries/transport /ect and what you end up spending on these. I was also wondering what degree of "comfort" the money you have left can provide.

    Any current/future/graduate input on this?

    Sorry if it seems a really weird question but I'm really curious/worried about spending when going to uni this year. Any advice anyone can offer would be fantastic

    Thanks ^.^
    For me, since my mom is currently doing a PhD (so low income), I have ~£115-125 a week after accommodation. But I imagine most others will be lower.

    Making calculations, and sticking to a budget, I'd probably have money saved after the end of the year.

    I would say £50-80 a week is pretty good to stick to as a student outside of london.

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    I have at the moment over £2,200. I spent £265 on my bus train and metro pass a over a week ago, still stings! It's valid until 31st Devember. I'll have to fork out another £265 in December for my second term pass, which will be valid until 7th April so 4 months (bus, train and metro).

    So end of second year I'll have roughly, £5,057. I also work part time and don't have to pay my parents rent or anything etc. (They're amazing, lol). I'm hoping to have, £10,771 when I graduate.

    I do help out my parents in terms of cooking, cleaning, laundry and babysitting my brother for free. So it works out beneficial for them aswell. I buy my own clothes, make up and travelling cost etc to name a few

    EDIT: Just properly read your post, you're asking for advice on accommodation. Sorry, can probably tell I'm tired 😜😴💤
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    I had about £100-120 a week average? I spent quite a lot in first year, maybe £70-100 a week as I really went out a lot, ate whatever I wanted, got new clothes etc - in my second year I lived on £60 a week (with a separate budget for things like christmas presents, train home etc) and just drank a bit less and it was still pretty comfortable... in my final year I didn't budget as carefully as I worked too so had as much money as I wanted, I probably spent between 60 and 80 depending on the week
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    I had around £50 to spend a week excluding bills and I managed quite easily and sometimes didn't spend all of it.
    I would spend in average just under £20 on food for the week and then the rest could be spent on whatever else I wanted.
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    I've worked out that I'll probably have about £90 per week. I'm in catered accommodation so only a bit of that will have to go on food for the weekend.
 
 
 
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