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    Hey there, I am thinking of applying to LSE for economics. I would really love it if someone could provide me with the approximate cost of living as budget is a constraining factor for me? Thanks a lot.
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    (Original post by Pulkit1999)
    Hey there, I am thinking of applying to LSE for economics. I would really love it if someone could provide me with the approximate cost of living as budget is a constraining factor for me? Thanks a lot.
    Sure. For first year, it was:
    - around £8,000 for accommodation (Bankside House - 38 weeks - semi catered)
    - around £4,200 for living costs (Covering everything from nights out, lunch money, gifts for friends, coffee, literally anything else you need to survive)
    - around £330 for personal 'luxury' spending (basically new clothes, new headphones, etc)

    Bear in mind that a lot of my living costs could have been cut down if I exercised a bit more restraint (e.g. not buying coffee from Starbucks during exam season, not buying anything from PAUL or other upmarket sandwich shops, etc). I've also excluded the cost of staying at home over the holidays, which was covered largely by my parents.

    For my second year, I see my rent being around £12,500 for the entire year (52 weeks). The other costs should be about the same, given that my 'efficiency savings' from not being as wasteful with my money as I was in first year will be cancelled out by the need to buy ingredients for my own food. One of the best thing about living in halls is that you don't have to worry about your dinners.
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    (Original post by JohnGreek)
    Sure. For first year, it was:
    - around £8,000 for accommodation (Bankside House - 38 weeks - semi catered)
    - around £4,200 for living costs (Covering everything from nights out, lunch money, gifts for friends, coffee, literally anything else you need to survive)
    - around £330 for personal 'luxury' spending (basically new clothes, new headphones, etc)

    Bear in mind that a lot of my living costs could have been cut down if I exercised a bit more restraint (e.g. not buying coffee from Starbucks during exam season, not buying anything from PAUL or other upmarket sandwich shops, etc). I've also excluded the cost of staying at home over the holidays, which was covered largely by my parents.

    For my second year, I see my rent being around £12,500 for the entire year (52 weeks). The other costs should be about the same, given that my 'efficiency savings' from not being as wasteful with my money as I was in first year will be cancelled out by the need to buy ingredients for my own food. One of the best thing about living in halls is that you don't have to worry about your dinners.
    Thanks a lot man, that was really helpful
 
 
 
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