Whilst Edinburgh has appeared top of the charts for the UK’s most expensive city for students it is of little surprise that Liverpool is listed as one of the cheapest and most affordable cities in the UK second only to Portsmouth.
The survey by the Royal Bank of Scotland measured each city in the UK for students to live and work in. Above average rent costs plus lower than average term-time income made Edinburgh the least affordable. The survey of 2,500 students across the UK took into account a range of factors including how much students spend on going out to how much time they spend studying.
The news reiterates our view that Liverpool will continue to experience growing numbers of students. They will be attracted not just by the affordability but also the quality and choice of higher education, a lively and popular social scene and that huge amount of culture that is missing from many of other cities across England.