Rent Calculator

Use our rent budget calculator below to see how much you can afford in rent each month, after everything else is considered. Rent calculator The average student pays £125 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.

Yearly student funding



Max Maintenance Loan amount




One-off rental costs

Monthly income

Monthly outgoings



Your monthly rent budget:

You can afford a monthly rent of around £
That's the weekly equivalent of £

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.

Remember, if you're in a joint or group tenancy, make sure that everyone can afford the amount for the whole year! Share this page with them.

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Student rental costs across the UK

This map has been generated from results of our National Student Accommodation Survey.

student rent cost

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