The cost of living in Nottingham is lower than in big cities like London and Manchester – still, we know that you’ll have to keep a close watch on your wallet while you’re a student. It’s important to know exactly how far your money is likely to stretch, so here are some costs to consider when planning your budget.
The exact costs of student life in Nottingham will depend on a range of factors, but as a general guide, we think you’ll need about £8,000 each year to cover your costs, on top of tuition fees.
Example living costs*
Private shared house or flat
£97 – £166 per week (bills included)
£87 – £110 per week (some bills included)
£102 – £170 per week (bills usually included)
|Bills (electricity, gas, water)||£40 – £60 per month|
Food (cooking at home)
|£40 per week|
|£18 per month|
Books for course
|£100 – £150 per year|
Gym membership (annual)
Travel (around Nottingham)
|£15 per week|
|£145.50 per year|
|from about £130 per year**|
*This table only covers your most basic needs, of course. Remember to factor in other miscellaneous costs such as your mobile phone, your social life, clothing and toiletries.
**You’ll get free basic contents insurance if living in University-allocated accommodation.
Our guide on managing your money will help you keep your finances under control.
Save the Student (student money website)