Average living costs for students
These costs are based on national averages that are estimated by the Which Student Budget Calculator (2019) and were adjusted for inflation in May 2023. They provide an indication of what costs to expect, but every student should consider their own individual circumstances when calculating their budget.
|Expense||Average weekly cost|
|Accommodation in Halls (average)||£151|
|Internet* and mobile phone||£12|
|Unilink bus pass*||£8|
|Other transport (train and taxi)||£20|
|Social and wellbeing (hobbies, gym, going out)||£30|
|Clothing and personal care||£20|
|Trips and opportunities (including optional course trips and holidays)||£25|
|Books and other course costs||£20|
*these costs are included in your rent if you live in University of Southampton-managed Halls of Residence in Southampton.