Use our rent budget calculator below to see how much you can afford in rent each month, after everything else is considered.
The average student pays £146 a week in rent. But rental amounts in the UK vary widely from city to city and between house types. Most students can expect to pay anything from £70 to £200 per week.
With rent being the biggest student cost, it's really important to know what you can afford to pay for the whole tenancy (typically 12 months). See our guides on choosing accommodation.
Oh no – it’s not enough!
We know. The maintenance loan is not enough for most students to live on, and the government actually expects parents to make up the shortfall (we have a calculator for that too).
Don’t panic – you have options! To increase your budget you could take on a part-time job or ask your parents for help. It’s also worth finding out if you’re eligible for financial support from your university too.
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Student rental costs across the UK
This map has been generated from results of our National Student Accommodation Survey.
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