When choosing to go off to university there are many factors that go into the decision. Is the course good at that uni, how close is it to home, is there a good night life?

And for some the most important factor is, how expensive will it be?

Moving to a cheaper city can be one of the best decisions when moving to university, and not just for the cheap drinks.

As well as household income, university location can make a difference on how much maintenance loan that students will receive. Some university cities can be incredibly expensive compared to others, which can make or break decisions, especially when only 36% of students work part-time while studying.

ABC Finance investigated to find out which university towns and cities are the cheapest to live in and found out that Wrexham is one of the cheapest places to go to university.

Information was gathered from Numbeo, one of the biggest databases looking at costs of living around the world. The amount of wine and beer drank, and taxi ride costs were calculated per year by the national averages, finding out the annual costs of a night out.

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Wrexham is one of the cheapest university towns in the UK

Bradford came in top as cheapest university city, and unsurprisingly London was the most expensive.

Bradford’s annual living costs came in at £10,643, covering everything from rent, bills, nights out and the gym.

London’s annual living costs were a staggering £25,518.

Wrexhm came in 3rd place, with annual living costs of £10,968. Rent averaged £4000 for the year and bills were £1999.

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Full list of UK cheapest University towns and cities

  1. Bradford
  2. Bangor
  3. Wrexham
  4. Carlisle
  5. Hull
  6. Aberdeen
  7. Dundee
  8. Stoke-On-Trent
  9. Carmarthen
  10. Middlesbrough