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How Much Does It Cost to Live in Student Halls in Birmingham?

Student hall prices can vary between accommodations, but there are usually options to work for different budgets.

Most student halls will have a weekly rent cost, which will usually include your room type, bathroom, kitchen, and use of the onsite facilities. Try to research into what different halls can offer when choosing your accommodation, as it can sometimes save you some cash. My current accommodation has an onsite gym, which saves me the cost of a gym membership. There’s also a cinema room I can book, so my flat mates and I will make use of this instead of going out if we want a cheap night in.

I also like living in halls as my rent is locked in from when I move in, meaning there are no hidden costs, or my rent doesn’t change as my bills are all included. This means I don’t pay anything additional for Wi-Fi, heating, and water, and can budget my student loan to cover my rent, and will know what I have left over for my living costs.

Student accommodation is quite often in prime location for your university and the main amenities like supermarkets and shops. This means a saving on travel costs as you can usually walk everywhere from halls. I rarely spend on transport, unless I’m exploring areas around Birmingham, where I’ll buy an all-day bus ticket allowing unlimited travel for £4.50.

Of course, you’re going to want to eat while you’re there too. My weekly food budget can vary from £30-£40, which can me 1-2 weeks. I take advantage of the freezer in my flat to freeze leftovers, or have bags of frozen veg, which will last longer than fresh veg. I also like to plan my meals and make a shopping list to help keep costs down and to avoid buying food that doesn’t go together to make a meal.

I also have a part time job while I’m studying to help boost my budget and so I can have the extra cash for nights out, or for clothing and uni supplies.

Living in halls doesn’t have to break the bank. If you plan your time and use of money, you should find your budget going much further.

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North Campus, Birmingham City University
Birmingham City University
Birmingham
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