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Item Per week Per month Per year
(271 days)
Rent (including bills) 87.82 381.86 3400.00
Food 33.00 143.49 1277.57
Books and copying 8.75 38.05 338.75
Social 30.00 130.44 1161.43
Clothes 7.50 32.61 290.36
Laundry and toiletries 5.00 21.74 193.57
Travel 9.00 39.13 348.43
Telephone/mobile and TV licence (assuming a TV licence for each bedroom is bought) 8.50 36.96 329.07
Total 189.57 824.29 7339.18
Item Per week Per month Per year
(271 days)
Rent 65.00 282.63 2516.43
Bills 12.50 54.35 483.93
Food 33.00 143.49 1277.57
Books and copying 8.75 38.05 338.75
Social 30.00 130.44 1161.43
Clothes 7.50 32.61 290.36
Laundry and toiletries (as no laundrette costs in houses) 3.75 16.31 145.18
Travel 9.00 39.13 348.43
Telephone/mobile and TV licence (assuming one TV licence for the house is paid for) 5.00 21.74 193.57
Total 174.50 758.75 6755.64
Item Per week Per month Per year
(271 days)
Rent (including bills) 90.8 394.94 3515
Food 34.03 147.98 1317
Books and copying 9.25 40.22 358
Social 29.28 127.30 1133
Clothes 8.27 35.96 320
Laundry and toiletries 7.21 20.34 279
Travel 9.22 40.11 357
Telephone/mobile and TV licence 9.22 40.11 357
Total 197.31 857.98 7636

Please note that these figures represent the average cost of living in Cardiff. Students who are on a budget can live on less if they wish to do so. The minimum cost of living as recommended by UKBA for studying outside London is £800 per month. To pass the maintenance test for your Tier 4 student visa, you will have to show you have money for the cost of your 1st year tuition fees and living costs of £7,200.

Item Per week Per month Per year
(271 days)
Rent 72.27 314.27 2797
Bills 18.97 82.47 734
Food 34.03 147.98 1317
Books and copying 9.25 40.22 358
Social 29.25 127.19 1132
Clothes 8.27 35.96 320
Laundry and toiletries 7.21 31.35 279
Travel 9.25 40.22 358
Telephone/mobile and TV licence 9.25 40.22 238
Total 194.65 846.40 7413

Please note that these figures represent the average cost of living in Cardiff. Students who are on a budget can live on less if they wish to do so. The minimum cost of living as recommended by UKBA for studying outside London is £800 per month. To pass the maintenance test for your Tier 4 student visa, you will have to show you have money for the cost of your 1st year tuition fees and living costs of £7,200.

Item Per week Per month Per year
(359 days)
Rent (including bills) 87.82 381.86 4504.00
Food 33.00 143.49 1692.43
Books and copying 8.75 38.05 448.75
Social 30.00 130.44 1538.57
Clothes 7.50 32.61 384.64
Laundry and toiletries 5.00 21.74 256.43
Travel 9.00 39.13 461.57
Telephone/mobile and TV licence (assuming a TV licence for each bedroom is bought) 7.50 32.61 384.64
Total 188.57 819.93 9671.04
Item Per week Per month Per year
(359 days)
Rent 65.00 282.63 3333.57
Bills 12.50 54.35 641.07
Food 33.00 143.49 1692.43
Books and copying 8.75 38.05 448.75
Social 28.00 121.75 1436.00
Clothes 7.50 32.61 384.64
Laundry and toiletries (as no laundrette costs in houses) 3.75 16.31 192.32
Travel 9.00 39.13 461.57
Telephone/mobile and TV licence (assuming one TV licence for the house is paid for) 5.00 21.74 256.43
Total 172.50 750.05 8846.79
Item Per week Per month Per year
(359 days)
Rent (including bills) 90.79 394.74 4656
Food 34.03 147.94 1745
Books and copying 9.24 40.19 474
Social 29.89 129.97 1533
Clothes 8.25 35.86 423
Laundry and toiletries 5.95 25.86 305
Travel 9.24 40.19 474
Telephone/mobile and TV licence 9.24 40.19 474
Total 196.62 854.94 10084

Please note that these figures represent the average cost of living in Cardiff. Students who are on a budget can live on less if they wish to do so. The minimum cost of living as recommended by UKBA for studying outside London is £800 per month. To pass the maintenance test for your Tier 4 student visa, you will have to show you have money for the cost of your 1st year tuition fees and living costs of £7,200.

Item Per week Per month Per year
(359 days)
Rent 90.79 394.74 4656
Bills 18.97 82.49 973
Food 34.03 147.94 1745
Books and copying 9.24 40.19 474
Social 29.89 129.97 1533
Clothes 8.25 35.86 423
Laundry and toiletries 5.95 25.86 305
Travel 9.24 40.19 474
Telephone/mobile and TV licence 6.16 26.79 316
Total 205.75 894.42 10552

Please note that these figures represent the average cost of living in Cardiff. Students who are on a budget can live on less if they wish to do so. The minimum cost of living as recommended by UKBA for studying outside London is £800 per month. To pass the maintenance test for your Tier 4 student visa, you will have to show you have money for the cost of your 1st year tuition fees and living costs of £7,200.

Please note: all living costs are estimated.

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