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Cost of Living in Cardiff

Cost of Living in Cardiff

Cardiff is one of the best value university cities in Europe. The cost of living in Cardiff is 41% cheaper than London. Regular free festivals and events take place throughout the year. These include the ‘Big Weekend Music Festival’ and the ‘International Food Festival’ in Cardiff Bay. These free events are a great way of helping to keep the costs down.

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

68% more expensive than Cardiff.17% more expensive than Cardiff28% more expensive than Cardiff
Basic menu in the business district£8.00£11.00£10.00£10.00
Big Mac Meal£5.00£6.00£5.60£5.30
12 eggs£2.30£3.00£2.60£3.70
2 litres of Coke£1.82£1.82£1.79£1.70
Monthly rent in a normal area£760£1680£895£1290
Utility bills for one month£144£162£102£134
Monthly transport ticket£50£142£57£63
Taxi journey (8km)£11£20£17£18


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