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How Much Is Student Accommodation

Written by Sam | June 27, 2020

This depends on where you are going to live and in which student accommodation you are going to live in, however some of the averages are:

In 2020, the average student rent came to £126 per week, or £547 a month. Students at a university in London can pay an average of £182 a week, or £640 a month. The average annual cost for students is £4,914 which is based on a 39-week contract. If your contract is 44 or 51 weeks then you can expect your payment to be higher.

However, this is average rent, you will find places with higher and lower rent in all areas.

As you can see average rents have increased dramatically from 2011 to 2018/19 and it is likely they will continue to go up.

Student Accommodation Specifically

We haven’t got any concrete data on this yet and we will continue to find the average between student housing and student accommodation. Don’t know the difference, read this blog!

Student accommodation is more expensive, for the places we have the average rent is around £160 per WEEK, not month and in London this increases to around £200 per week.

Please note that this is purely student accommodation and not houses or housing.

The reason these places are far more expensive is that they offer a lot more facilities in the house which can be, cinema, gym, free bikes, games room, accommodation manager and lots of events.

They are also usually based in central locations with bills included and most of the times contents insurance.

Student Housing Specifically

Student housing is typically cheaper than student accommodation and the average on our site is £95 per week outside of London. Inside of London it is £150 per week.

The reason why these are much cheaper is because you are typically sharing, they are outside the central areas and don’t come with gyms and the added extras.

Does that make them bad? Absolutely not, they have so much to offer and can be incredibly good providing you get the right one. Don’t live in regret and read our article on how to spot a bad accommodation.


The price has 2 main factors from our point of view

If it is in London then it will be higher and if it is outside London then it will be slightly cheaper, however there are many cities catching up with London and in our eyes can offer much more!

Finally, if you want to live by yourself you are more likely to find accommodation better as they have more options, plus many international students prefer to live in these types of houses because it is very daunting to live with other strangers. They have lots of optional extras and can save money on gyms, cinemas, bike rentals and breakfast if you are lucky.

If you prefer a group, then you might opt for a house and this is the cheaper option and there are some amazing places out there. You just need to know where to look.

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