Weekly living costs in York - Is £80/week enough? Watch

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hello, i i got my student finance confirmed and subtracted my accommodation coasts and saw that I will have just north of £80 a week to live off while at york uni. it will mainly be used for food, buying supplies amd gan out is this enouhg? cheers x
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hello, i i got my student finance confirmed and subtracted my accommodation coasts and saw that I will have just north of £80 a week to live off while at york uni. it will mainly be used for food, buying supplies amd gan out is this enouhg? cheers x
You can always get a part time job. 8 hours a week at £7 an hour is an extra £56 weekly (although you most likely will be t paid monthly) so keep that in account.

Also, I'm going to Newcastle this year and I'm budgeting £50 a week for the first month and £30 after, also account for the fact that you will be spending more towards the start of the year (Freshers/social sign ups/parties and meets/books/transport/gadgets...) than towards the end when you settle in.

I personally think if I didn't go out I could live of £80 for a month (no clubs/restaurants/fast foods). Easiest way to know for budget is to plan out everything you would eat in a week and search for those products/ingredients at online store closest to your accom e.g Asda. This will give a rough guide on the amount you need, then double that value so it includes other expenses
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Hey, just finished my first year at York so I thought I could help.

If you go clubbing every night and get takeaway/eat out very often then it might not be. Otherwise, it is more than enough.

If you have anymore questions feel free to reply/ message me
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I reckon that will be enough.

The buses in to town are a £2 return, and often you can get deals at freshers fair that will work out cheaper (although this will require a lump sum).

York nights out aren’t super cheap but also not super expensive (I’m originally from the south so to me they’re very cheap!) Full price entry is normally £5 and then drinks are around £2/£2.50 for doubles, VKs etc, then taxis back are around £8-10, bus is as mentioned above or you can walk as it’s not far and free!

Shopping at Aldi and Morrison’s is fairly cheap, I normally spend around £30 on a weekly shop and that’s probably the higher end of things because I’m lazy and just go to my nearest shop which is slightly more expensive (co-op).

As mentioned above, freshers week can be more expensive as you’re learning the cheapest places for food etc and signing up for societies and sports can be expensive too so maybe just bear that in mind.

Overall, I’d say £80 it’s a good amount!
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The buses in to town are a £2 return
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£2 returns are unfortunately gone It's now the normal £3 student day, even on the 66 buses. There's a deal available now, £175 for an "all-term pass" that runs from now until the end of June including holidays, but is only sold until the beginning of October, so that might be something worth considering, Banzala.

Agreed that £80 is fine, just be sure to factor in recurring costs like your phone contract, Spotify, Netflix etc., and additional costs like everyone's least favourite laundry service, Circuit.
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£2 returns are unfortunately gone It's now the normal £3 student day, even on the 66 buses. There's a deal available now, £175 for an "all-term pass" that runs from now until the end of June including holidays, but is only sold until the beginning of October, so that might be something worth considering, Banzala.

Agreed that £80 is fine, just be sure to factor in recurring costs like your phone contract, Spotify, Netflix etc., and additional costs like everyone's least favourite laundry service, Circuit.
Ahhh I didn’t know that, frustrating but thanks for the heads up!
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thanks for the quick responses everyone, appreciate your help thanks.
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