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Cardiff is one of the best value university cities in Europe! Regular free festivals and events take place throughout the year like the ‘Big Weekend Music Festival’ and the ‘International Food Festival’ in Cardiff Bay.

Usual spending

To give you an idea of the cost of living, here are a few things that our students usually spend money on:

Cardiff London Edinburgh Oxford
Daily menu in the business district £10.00 £14.00 £13.00 £11.00
Big Mac Meal £4.80 £5.57 £5.65 £5.18
12 eggs £2.12 £2.68 £2.51 £2.59
2 litres of Coke £1.65 £1.90 £1.79 £1.80
Monthly rent (expensive area) £795.00 £2,612.00 £1,242.00 £1,699.00
Bedroom in a shared property (bills included) £350.00 £600 £500 £550
Utilities £127.00 £137.00 £106.00 £127.00
Monthly transport ticket £52.00 £125.00 £52.00 £49.00
Taxi trip £9.00 £13.00 £17.00 £15.00
Basic dinner in a pub £18.00 £29.00 £23.00 £24.00
2 tickets for the movies £16.00 £22.00 £18.00 £19.00
1 pint of beer £2.99 £4.00 £3.63 £3.31

The cost of living in Cardiff is 42% cheaper than in London.

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Bedroom in a shared property (bills included)



Transport: Monthly ticket