Cost of living in Manchester

Here’s a breakdown of the essential living costs of an average Manchester student for one academic year.

Estimated living costs 2017/18* Per year, 52 weeks
Accommodation
(average cost for self-catering halls)
£6,400
Meals £1,985
Books and stationery
(depending on your course, and if you buy new or second hand)
£420
Clothes
(including provision of warm clothing and footwear)
£520
Transport £390
Other expenses
(e.g. entertainment, sport photocopying, phone calls etc.)
£2,080
Total £11,795

* The estimates are based on average annual expenditure of a postgraduate single student on a full-time course.