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    Hey
    Im hopefully starting UCL in September and I need to know how much people spend on
    Food in self-catering?
    Going out aka clubbing?
    Transport?
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    £15 a day, would be a good est.
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    Thankyou!
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    Food : If you're willing to eat sainsbury's basics stuff - it can work out pretty cheaply - you generally buy for the week ahead and top up as you go along. Hard to estimate - go to the shops and work out how much you would spend based on what you would realistically cook. Oh and factor in alcohol/other drinks into the cost too.

    Going out - entrance from £1 - £10+ depending on when and where you go. Drinks also vary in price. Prelash cuts costs though - so around £10-20 for a night out.

    Transport - almost not needed - halls are close to the main 'campus' and you'll occasionally get the odd night bus - with an oyster card a zone 1 single is £1.60 on the tube and £1 for a bus at anytime. Useage varies with weather/shopping frequency/many other factors
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    Thanks Chimpyang
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    That's for 1st year and you degree's gonna be 3 years or more. In your 2nd/ 3rd year rent is gonna be £90-150 pw, plus bills about a £100 every 3 months, travel is a must, unless you're eager to live in a tiny flat (as most flats around uni are) and pay a ridiculous price for it. Travelcard to zone 2 is £18 pw. Food and going out as in the first year, I think most ppl would say they fit in the £10-20 per night out, some nights are gonna be much more expensive, especially if you want to go to a good clubs and get drinks there, but then an odd sports nite or a pub evening make up to the average. I agree with Chimpyang about getting pre drinks before you go out, it really does make a difference on your bank statement.
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    (Original post by pure_joy)
    That's for 1st year and you degree's gonna be 3 years or more. In your 2nd/ 3rd year rent is gonna be £90-150 pw, plus bills about a £100 every 3 months, travel is a must, unless you're eager to live in a tiny flat (as most flats around uni are) and pay a ridiculous price for it. Travelcard to zone 2 is £18 pw. Food and going out as in the first year, I think most ppl would say they fit in the £10-20 per night out, some nights are gonna be much more expensive, especially if you want to go to a good clubs and get drinks there, but then an odd sports nite or a pub evening make up to the average. I agree with Chimpyang about getting pre drinks before you go out, it really does make a difference on your bank statement.
    Thankyou! oh my gosh second year seems expensive!
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    (Original post by pure_joy)
    That's for 1st year and you degree's gonna be 3 years or more. In your 2nd/ 3rd year rent is gonna be £90-150 pw, plus bills about a £100 every 3 months, travel is a must, unless you're eager to live in a tiny flat (as most flats around uni are) and pay a ridiculous price for it. Travelcard to zone 2 is £18 pw. Food and going out as in the first year, I think most ppl would say they fit in the £10-20 per night out, some nights are gonna be much more expensive, especially if you want to go to a good clubs and get drinks there, but then an odd sports nite or a pub evening make up to the average. I agree with Chimpyang about getting pre drinks before you go out, it really does make a difference on your bank statement.
    What? We have to pay bills for the university accomodation. No one told me that :mad:
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    No you don't! In halls, all you pay is rent, bills are included. I was talking about your 2nd and 3rd year, when you don't live in halls any more.
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    (Original post by pure_joy)
    No you don't! In halls, all you pay is rent, bills are included. I was talking about your 2nd and 3rd year, when you don't live in halls any more.
    Oh right thanks :o: I misunderstood lol
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    Not especially relevant to you but might be to others. Living in halls I managed ~ £15 per week

    £4 bus - for PDS (medic) and badminton
    £10~ - food for the weekend (catered during week) and loaf of bread, peanut butter and bananas for lunch during the week.

    Then a couple of drinks or so, don't really do clubbing to be honest!
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    I'd say an average shop for a week of food (self-catered) cost me about £20. Nights for me were really quite cheap at about £10 or less as we mostly did flat parties and such (booze from off license is WAY cheaper than booze from bars/clubs).

    I don't know, I'd say I rarely spent more than £70 a week (except for the random times when I would go buy clothes or something).
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    Last year I averaged £70 per week. That includes everything except rent: clothing, going out, eating, transport home, stationary etc
 
 
 
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