What are the living expenses for Dundee? The below table will provide you with an approximate indication to the likely costs of living in Dundee from your accommodation and fuel bills to everyday living costs. With Dundee being a smaller city than that of Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh or England in general, the living expenses are slightly less in comparison. We therefore recommend you budget for costs of £5250+ per annum excluding tuition fees. Average cost of living per month: Accommodation £200 approx Electricity/Gas £20 - £40 Food £80 Laundry £12 Textbooks £12 - £15 Telephone1 £15 Personal Hygiene Items £10 - £12 Library Photocopying card £5.00 Clothing Average cost per item: Dry Cleaning £5.00 - £10.00 T-shirts/Underwear £1.00 + Lightweight shirts/sweaters £3.00 + Jeans/casual trousers/skirts £6.00 + Lightweight outdoors jacket £15.00 + Heavier sweater, heavier shoes £20.00 + Raincoats and other £30.00 + Outerwear boots £30.00 + Winter coat £30.00 and under Electrical Average cost per item: Small electrical appliances i.e. £10.00 and under hairdryer/kettle/iron Laptop/notebook From £250 upwards, second hand Social and specific items Average cost per item: Alcohol (wine/beer) £1.50 - £3.00 per drink in bars Newspapers/magazines 30p and upwards CD’s £5.00 and upwards Phone card (for use in public Available in £5, £10, £15 & £20 1Please note that this average cost does not include how much you would perhaps spend on social calls per month. telephones) Restaurant Meal £6 per head + Cinema Ticket £2.50 + Theatre Ticket £5.00 and upwards Concert Ticket £10.00 and upwards Nightclub entry £5.00 and upwards Leisure centre use i.e. £2.00 and upwards swimming/tennis etc Travel Average cost: Travel by bus (In and around Day Bus Pass £2.60 Dundee) Or 10 week term £69.00 Travel by bus outside Dundee Megabus Travel from £2.00 return Miscellaneous Average cost: Insurance (Endsleigh Insurance)2 From £16.00 + per year3 Television License £126.50 per year, can be paid monthly Textbooks4 £10.00 - £50.00 per book Haircut £4.50 + (men) £10.00 + (women) Personal Health Insurance Prices will vary Please note: Student discounts are offered at many local shops, theatres, cinemas, museums, galleries, bars/nightclubs and leisure facilities. Student discounts are also available for transport (bus/train). Please ask the Student Association for more details. 2 http://www.endsleigh.co.uk 3 If you are staying in halls of residence, your contents will be covered 4 Textbooks can be bought second hand reasonably cheaply and will also be found in the University Library.