Edinburgh best city for students to live and learn

Published: 19 December 2018

With its vibrant food and drink scene, its historic setting and buckets of culture, its no surprise that Edinburgh has been named the best city in the UK for students to live and study.

Edinburgh tops the survey that considered which city was best for budget-conscious undergraduates; compiled by student accommodation provider, Liberty Living. 

We know from our residents what a great city it is to live and learn in...people may be surprised at how many options there are for budget living in the city...

Alison Callender, Head of Sales , Liberty Living


Based on the experience of existing students and how they choose to spend their money and time, the survey found that vicinity to charity shops and budget supermarkets was important. Also favoured highly were the cost of university gym memberships, the cost of alcohol in local pubs and fast food.

With a large number of vintage and charity shops across the city and 13 low-cost supermarkets, Edinburgh pipped other university cities to the post.

Alison Callender, head of sales at Liberty Living, said: “Balancing the books is a vital part of student living, so we thought it was important to look at which city was offering the best value for budget student lifestyle. We know from our residents what a great city it is to live and learn in..."

Full story via Edinburgh Evening News


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