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52 Expenses Reviews
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jennifer
University of Chicago, Chicago, United States
Economics, Undergraduate, University Agreement
LSE
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
London is very expensive. Prepared food/restaurants are more expensive than the U.S. but I compensated by learning how to cook! Accommodation, private or University, was comparable to U.S. University housing but not U.S. apartment living. Nightlife, including restaurants clubs or bars and transport to get home, is disgustingly more. Travel is a tricky one. I've spent more on travel here but that's because it costs so much less to fly from London to Europe than from the U.S.
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Housing, Overall, Food, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Travel:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Financial surprise- A mobile phone was no more expensive than my landline. Buy phonecards to call the U.S. at rates of $.07. I shelled out about $16 a week for transport because most residences are not within reasonable walking distance of campus. I photocopied A LOT totalling well over $100. Then again, I didn't have to buy so many books.
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Brayden
Columbia University, New York City, United States
International Relations, Undergraduate, Independent
LSE
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
London is a very expensive city. Even LSE accommodation is expensive in comparison to other cities, though its peanuts relative to private accommodation in London. For example, I paid under 100 pounds at Bankside House in my first year, and well over twice that in my second year - and that included sharing costs with a flatmate.
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Overall, Nightlife, Food, Housing, Telephone, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
It's all relative. London is an expensive city, but in order to get the best out of the city you're going to have to spend some money.
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Joseph
HEC Paris, Paris, France
Financial Management, Graduate, University Agreement
LSE
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
none
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Accomodation is very very very much expensive in London. But the good thing is that there's a lot of low cost airlines (Easyjet, Ryanair, etc...) that offer trips at almost no cost - it was cheaper to go and spend a week-end in Stockholm (with no hotel expenses) than staying in London !!
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Overall, Food, Nightlife, Housing:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Travel:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
low cost airlines !!
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Daniel
George Washington University, Washington DC, United States
Political Science, Graduate, one year graduate programm
LSE
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
London is bloody expensive... seriously, it's so expensive there, i can't believe it. Take a lot of money with you... And if you're a smoker, give it up! it's so unbelievably expensive...
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Housing, Telephone, Travel, Overall, Nightlife, Food:
was more expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
open a bank account at Barclays. It's free for students and you get 30 pounds put into your account... it's great.
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anupreeta
University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
International Relations, Graduate, Graduate
LSE
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Other
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
I lived with my family at home so food and lodgings were taken care of. Travel is cheaper back home too. Phone calls were the same amount.
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Housing, Travel, Overall, Food, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
You can live on very little if you try really hard. As low as 5 pounds a day, which is basically for food and excludes rent, etc.
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P.
Universidad de Carabobo, Valencia, Venezuela
Computer Science / IT, Graduate, MScIS
LSE
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits
London must be one of the expensier cities in the world, there is no way out you got to have some backup if you come.
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Housing, Telephone, Nightlife, Food, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Travel:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Carefull with night life expenses, budged the night and keep it straight.
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