How much will it cost you to live in Sheffield?
Not only is Sheffield a fantastic city to live in, it's also very affordable! The average cost of living in Sheffield is 10% lower than the national average, and a whopping 25% lower than London.
Whilst the cost of living in Sheffield is very affordable, ultimately how much you spend during your time here will be down to how you manage your finances.
Here are some example costs of essentials you may need to buy regularly and some additional costs for social activities.*
*Prices correct at time of publishing.
Food & Drink
1 litre of milk £0.71
Loaf of bread £1
6 medium eggs £1.25
Cheese (500g) £3.79
Shop-bought sandwich £2.50
Pasta (1kg) £1
Rice (1kg) £1
Chicken (500g) £3.69
Coca-Cola (2L) £1.76
Toiletries & Medicine
Toilet Roll £1.82
Paracetamol (Painkillers) £1.50
Travel & Communication
Bus Ticket (Student, Single) £0.80
Bus Ticket (Student, Weekly) £7
SIM card with 1MB data £10
Meal out for 2 people £20
Student Cinema Ticket £8
You may wish to set up a Student Account with a bank based here in the UK to make it easier to pay your rent, buy essential items and spend your money whilst you're here.
Most student bank accounts in the UK offer basic features such as:
Some banks also offer additional perks with their student accounts, such as Rail Cards (for discounted rail travel across the UK) and mobile banking apps.
What do I need to set up a UK bank account?
Requirements will be different for each bank, so please check directly with the bank you plan to open an account with beforehand. However, you are likely to need: