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    I'm pretty clueless about money.

    I've worked out, with the money I'll be getting from my maintenance loan, once I've paid for accommodation - I will have just under £200 a week during term time.

    Is this enough for like food, clothes, book expenses etc etc?

    I hope it is, and it sounds like a lot, but I'm not exactly sure.

    Thanks! X
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    YES THAT IS MORE THAN ENOUGH!

    if you budget like £100-£200 for one off buying books or free if you borrow

    then er week you can spend 50 on food
    20 on toiletries which will last a month or so
    clothes will be one off as well

    ...........

    this is how i budgeted

    food 50 per week [you- 250 per month if you eat meat, if you vegetarian then 200]
    toileteries £30 one off which last a few months [toilet paper, toothpaste, pads, cosmetics, beatuy care face and body, soaps, shampoos]
    books- free library!
    transport- free living on site
    clothes £200- did not buy clothes regularly did go on a shopping spree

    leisure- do you go out to cinema, bars, meals, other outings sight seeing?

    leisure will be deducted after all necessities are counted for



    (Original post by lowza)
    I'm pretty clueless about money.

    I've worked out, with the money I'll be getting from my maintenance loan, once I've paid for accommodation - I will have just under £200 a week during term time.

    Is this enough for like food, clothes, book expenses etc etc?

    I hope it is, and it sounds like a lot, but I'm not exactly sure.

    Thanks! X
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    I mean it depends on yourself tbh.
    If you're going to the uni then you can borrow books from the library.
    How much clothes cost purely depend on you and how often you buy clothes and in terms of food, I'd be expecting not much more than 50 a week.
    Theres also the cost of travel, personally I'd say 200 is plenty-but it all depends on where you spend your money.
    If you budget well you should be fine
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    (Original post by lowza)
    I'm pretty clueless about money.

    I've worked out, with the money I'll be getting from my maintenance loan, once I've paid for accommodation - I will have just under £200 a week during term time.

    Is this enough for like food, clothes, book expenses etc etc?

    I hope it is, and it sounds like a lot, but I'm not exactly sure.

    Thanks! X
    £200 a week sounds like a lot to have left over- are you sure you've worked it out correctly? It's a lot more than most people will have spare!

    Does your accommodation include bills? If not, then you might be looking at £100-£200 a month for your share of the electricity, gas, water and internet, probably closer to the lower end. Food will be £30-50 a week depending on what you like to eat, and less if you want it to be. Books probably won't cost more than £300 a year, and plenty of people don't buy books at all.

    Most people will budget £20-£50 a week for socialising, depending on how much they have spare.

    You don't need to buy clothes every week- or at all at uni! How much do you spend on clothes now?

    £200 a week is definitely plenty to have some left over to save towards one off costs like traveling home. Oxford isn't a cheap city, but it's not that expensive.
 
 
 
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