If you’re wondering where to go to uni next year then hold your horses.
As anyone who has survived four years of initiations and strawpeado races will tell you, finance plays a big role in just how much you’ll enjoy your university experience.
Unless you’ve got a cracking student union, studying at place where pints are £5 and above will force you to drink Budgens’ own brand vodka and energy drink until your pee turns florescent.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Because there are some cities which are ridiculously cheap to live and study in.
A new study by Marbles.com has ranked the best university towns based on things like rent, travel, kebabs and gym memberships.
It’s worth saying that these findings are looking at the cities as a whole – and not the campuses or student bars exclusively. Which is useful if you find yourself needing a dose of reality outside the student bubble once in a while.
So, here are the top five cheapest university cities:
The average pint in and around Lincoln costs £3.10 and taxis charge less than a pound per kilometre. Uber who?
A typical gym membership costs students about £7.58 a month, while a kebab meal is £4.47.
Cinema tickets in Cardiff come in at about £6.50.
Belfast is even cheaper than Lincoln when it comes to cabs, with taxis running at 78 per kilometre.
Travel passes around the city are just £29 and pints match Lincoln at £3.10.