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 £8,500 and £10,500 per academic year for your daily living expenses including accommodation, food and local travel. Of course your actual living costs will vary according to your lifestyle and choice of accomodation.

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

ExpensePrice range
Accommodation* £500 - £800
Travel (bus/trains/taxis) £0 - £80
Food £50 - £400
Mobile phone £5 - £30
Leisure/entertainment £30 - £200
Study costs (books, photocopying) £10 - £20
Laundry £0 - £20
Household bills £0 - £80
Gym membership £15 - £30
Total £800 - £1200

*Accomodation costs shown include University and private accommodation options. University accomodation offers a choice of catered (breakfast and evening meal) and non catered and a wide range of room types including single catered, catered premier, deluxe studio and premier studio apartments. Our full range of accommodation options can be viewed here.



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 gifffaff, Lyca and Lebara who specialise in international calls.