COST OF LIVING SOUTHAMPTON
While planning to study in the UK, it is important to think about the costs of living while you study here. You need to be sure that you have enough money to support yourself.
To live in Southampton costs around £800 – £1000 per month. However, a lot depends on your choice of lifestyle.
Here is a list of all those areas where you will incur expenses along with some useful advice.
It is very important that you get a place to stay near the school. This will save you time and money for travel. For more advice on accommodation prices and locations, please visit our student accommodation page.
Southampton is known for excellent places to eat. Eating in restaurants may be expensive, but as a student city you can save money by buying groceries from supermarkets like Asda and Sainsbury’s, and cooking at home.
Walking and cycling are the best ways to get around Southampton. As there are a lot of green spaces, you can walk in parks for most of the time! Local buses are the cheapest way to travel, and there are many bus travel options. All towns and suburbs are connected to the city centre via the main bus operators.
If you need to travel frequently within Southampton city, a weekly or monthly bus pass would be cheaper for you.
You should also prepare to spend money on utility bills, books, clothes and entertainment.