Living costs

Liverpool is one of the most cost effective student cities in the UK and with our competitive tuition fees, scholarship package and comparatively low cost of living, we offer an affordable student experience at a high quality, world renowned institution.

We estimate that you will need between £6,000 and £8,000 per year for your daily living expenses including accommodation, food and local travel. Of course your actual living costs will vary according to your lifestyle.

It is important to budget your money carefully. The below table gives you some examples that demonstrate current living costs per month.

ExpensePrice range
Accommodation £330 - £540
Travel (bus/trains/taxis) £0 - £80
Food £50 - £200
Mobile phone £5 - £30
Leisure/entertainment £30 - £100
Study costs (books, photocopying) £10 - £20
Laundry £0 - £20
Household bills £0 - £70
Gym membership £15 - £30
Total £440 - £1090

Calling home

You will probably want to keep in regular contact with family and friends back home. There are lots of options to make cheap calls from either a landline (in your accommodation) or from a mobile (cell) phone. However, international phone calls can be very expensive so ensure you compare the best deals from different networks to find the one that best meets your needs. Popular networks in the UK include; O2, Vodafone, EE and Virgin. You should also check call rates offered by networks such as Nomi, Lyca and Lebara who specialise in international calls.