Newcastle is one of the most cost-effective cities in the UK, according to the Student Living Index published by Natwest.
While you're at university, your spending patterns may be very different from what they have been up to now. It is not possible to say exactly how much you will need for living expenses on top of the tuition fees. A lot depends on the standard of living you expect to enjoy.
As a city, Newcastle is a fairly inexpensive place for students to live compared with many other places in the UK because:
- accommodation is reasonably priced
- many amenities are within walking distance of your accommodation
- the city is very compact, with most of the shops, theatres, cafes and restaurants a few minutes' walk from the campus
- there are many discounts for students in this student-friendly city
As a guide, we estimate that you will need between £10,000 – £11,500 a year to cover your living costs.