International Students’ monthly living expenses in the UK- 2024

When we are planning to move to different countries, the first thing that comes to mind is how much we are going to earn. We ignore the expense part. Now, we need to be smart enough to calculate how much rent, groceries, transportation, and other bills deduct from our earnings and whatever is left with us. In this article, we let you know the monthly living expenses in the UK for international students coming here in 2024 to understand the cost of living.

We move to Glasgow City, Scotland, UK, on August 17, 2023. We paid the first month’s room rent and deposits, which amounted to £1100 (£550+£550) before arriving here. Also, we agreed to pay 2/3 of our energy bills. Room rent is paid on the 17th, and the energy bill is paid on the 1st of each month. For your convenience, the latest expenses are at the top of the list, which is daily updated.

I have provided this data for your better understanding of how much expense is required for the month. The expenses mentioned here may not match with other people’s expenses, but just to make you aware, we carried most of the essential things from our country when we moved here. I will provide an idea of the necessary materials to bring with you when you come to the UK soon. Let’s begin our topic, Monthly Living Expenses in the UK.

Table of Contents

Monthly living expenses in the UK on January 2024

Rent: 550
Energy bill:
Transportation:
Mobile:
Grocery:
Other Expenses:

01 January

Grocery (Makkah Halal): £14.00
Basmati Rice: £9.99
Red Kidney Beans: £3.65
Chilies: £0.36

02 January

Grocery (Lidl): £5.47
Sunflower Oil: £2.15
Radish: £1.02
Chillies: £0.69
Bananas: £1.06
Oaties Biscuit: £0.55

Grocery (Tesco): £3.34
Cauliflower: £1.25
Fruit Bread: £1.70
Yoghurt: £0.39

04 January

Grocery (Lidl): £15.37
Aubergine: £2.70
Cauliflower: £0.99
Courgettes: £2.14
Spinach: £1.49
Potato: £1.90
Onion: £0.95
Heavy Duty Carrier: £0.65
Radish: £1.02
Ginger Nuts Biscuit £1.18

Grocery (Primark): £2.50
&Pk Trainer Black: £2.50

05 January

Recharge (Lebara): £25.00
Unlimited Data: £25.00

06 January

Recharge (Lebara): £5.00
5GB Data: £5.00

Grocery (Makkah Halal): £8.15
Red Lentils: £2.65
Split Peas: £2.85
Borlotti Beans: £2.65

Haircut: £12

Grocery (B&M): £10.06
Milk: £1.45
Maggie: £1.59
Ketchup: £1.59
Bread: £1.00
Sanitary Pad: £3.45
Sugar: £0.98

Monthly living expenses in the UK on December 2023

December Month Expenses: £1412.18
Rent: 550
Cargo: 460.53
Transportation: £90.60
Mobile: 30
Grocery: £166.05
Other Expenses: £115

01 December

Grocery (Lidl): £12.33
Butternut Squash: (1.476 KG): £1.70
Radish: £0.51
Basmati Rice: (2 KG): £3.70
Oaties Biscuits: £1.10
Unwashed Spinach (400 grams): £1.49
Loose Courgettes (714 Grams): £1.84
Family Pack Tomatoes: £1.99

Personal Expense £70

02 December

Grocery (B&M): £3.83
Eggs: £1.30
Sunflower Oil: £1.69
Salt: £0.85

05 December


Transportation (First Bus): £23.40
1. Day Pass: £5.40
2. Student Week Pass: £18.00

Grocery (Lidl): £4.56
1. Apple: £1.89
2. Bananas: £0.88
3. Grapes: £1.79

06 December


Lebara: £30
1. Unlimited Pack: £25
2. 5GB Pack: £5

Personal Expense: £45

07 December


Grocery (Makkah Halal Store): £4.57
Meat £4.57

08 December


Grocery (Lidl): £14.05
1. Butternut Squash: £1.24
2. Yellow Split Peas: £0.65
3. Bananas: £0.78
4. Loose Courgettes: £1.60
5. Basmati Rice: £3.70
6. Baby Potatoes: £1.90
7. Family Pack Tomatoes: £1.99
8. Chillies: £0.69
9. Oaties Biscuits: £0.55
10. Washed Baby Spinach: 0.95

monthly living expenses in the UK december 08 2023 at Lidl supermarket.

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09 December

Grocery (B&M): £5.03
1. Eggs: £2.78
2. Milk: £1.25
3. Bread: £1.00

12 December

Grocery (Lidl): £12.59
1.Aubergine: £1.80
2. Banana: £1.00
3. Basmati Rice: (2 KG): £3.70
4. Oaties Biscuits: £0.55
5. Unwashed Spinach (400 grams): £1.49
6. Mushroom: £1.19
7. Family Pack Tomatoes: £1.49
8. Cucumber: £0.85
9. Mint: £0.52

grocery bill of shopping at lidl

14 December

Cargo Payment (Remitly): £310.18 Get £10 discount with this link

Transportation (First Bus): £18.00
Student Bus Pass (Weekly): £18:00

Grocery (Makkah Halal Store): £2.20
Black Chickpeas: £2.20

Grocery (B&M): £7.82
1. Milk: £1.45
2. Eggs: £1.39
3. Oil: £1.59
4. Mogu (Grape): £1.15
5. Mogu (Straw): £1.15
6. Sugar: £1.09

16 December

Grocery (Makkah Halal Store): £7.25
Meat: £7.25

Grocery (B&M): £7.03
1. Padlock: £3.50
2. Maggie : £1.59
3. Biscuit: £0.85
4. Sugar: £1.09

18 December

Grocery (Lidl): £17.90
1. Tomatoes: £3.98
2. Cucumber: £0.85
3. Spinach: £1.49
4. Banana: £1.53
5. Pak Choi: £0.99
6. Potato: £1.90
7. Beans: £1.70
8. Red Onion: £0.95
9. Broccoli: £1.09
10. Aubergine: £1.80
11. White Cabbage: £0.97
12. Yellow Split Peas: £0.65

Grocery (Tesco): £13.64
1. Yogurt: £0.35
2. Cauliflower: £0.79
3. Beans: £2.00
4. Basmati Rice: £10.50

Grocery (B&M): £11.00
1. Toastie: £1.00
2. Tumblers: £5.00
3. Cutlery: £5.00

21 December

Grocery (Lidl): £14.67
1. Chicken Nuggets: £1.55
2. Oaties biscuit: £0.55
3. Spinach: £1.49
4. Basmati Rice: £5.55
5. Lemon: £0.85
6. Potato: £0.95
7. Butter Squash: £2.04
8. Grapes: £1.69

Transportation (Firstbus): £16.40
1. 5 in 7 Student pass : £16.40

24 December

Cargo Payment (Remitly): £150.35

25 December

Grocery (Makkah halal): £6.39
1. Milk: £1.89
2. Chicken: £4.50

Transportation (Firstbus): £16.40
1. 5 in 7 Student pass : £16.40

27 December

Grocery (Super Asia): £9.85

29 December

Transportation (Firstbus): £16.40
1. 5 in 7 Student pass : £16.40

31 December

Grocery (Lidl): £11.34
1. Bananas: £1.55
2. Cucumber: £0.85
3. Tomatoes: £1.99
4. Aubergine: £1.80
5. Radish: £0.51
6. Potato: £0.95
7. Spinach: £1.39
8. Ginger: £0.40
9. Lemon: £0.55
10. Iceberg Lettuce: £0.49
11. Table Salt: £0.86

Monthly living expenses in the UK on November 2023

November Month Expenses: £993.08
Rent: £550
Energy bill: £56
Transportation: £73.65
Mobile: £30
Grocery: £218.43
Other Expenses: £65

Grocery
02 November
7.16 Makka Halal

03 November
9.07 Lidl

04 November
3.24 B&M

05 November
2.34 Makkah Halal

06 November
12.29 Lidl

07 November
3.50 Makkah

10 November
19.93 Strawberry Garden

11 November
17.65 B&M

14 November
30 B&M
11.39 Makkah

15 November
11.92 Lidl

16 November
6.83 Lidl

20 November
14.86 Lidl

21 November
11.92 Makkah Halal

22 November
9.50 B&M

24 November
13.42 Lidl

27 November
6.02 B&M

28 November
2.85 Makkah Halal

Grocery (Lidl): £20.26
1. Baby Potatoes: £0.95
2. Basmati Rice: £1.85
3. Bananas: £0.88
4. Loose Bananas: £0.68
5. Garlic: £0.95
6. Granulated Sugar: £1.09
7. BirdEye Garden Peas: £2.55
8. Red Onions: £0.99
9. Oaties Biscuits: £0.55
10. Black Grapes: £1.69
11. White Toastie: £0.75
12. Radish: £0.51
13. Walnuts In Shell: £2.99
14. Himalayan Pink Salt: £1.85
15. Ginger: £0.66
16. Loose Carrot: £0.47
17. Lemons: £0.85

29 November
4.28 Makkah Halal

Total: 218.43

Travel and Mobile Recharge

November 7, 2023
25 Lebara Recharge

08 November 2023
5 Lebara Recharge
66.40 Student bus pass

22 November
7.25 Bus Ticket

Total: 103.65

29 November
65 Personal Expense

Grand Total: 387.08

Monthly living expenses in the UK on October 2023

October Month Expenses: 1133.28
Rent : £550
Energy Bill: £74 (September bill)
Other Expenses: 509.28

October 3
Bus ticket 5.70

2023 October 4
SIA Door Supervisor License Application 184
Bus ticket 22.90
Grocery (Lidl) 9.84
Grocery (B&M) 9.21
Grocery (ASDA) 17.40
Grand Total: 249.05

October 6
Lebara Unlimited data 25

October 7
Lidl 13.45
B&M 8.67

October 9
Lebara Unlimited data 25

October 11
Furst Bus 66.40

October 14
Lidl 18.79
B&M 12.38

October 16
Makkah Halal 3.19

October 19
B&M 5.13

October 21
Bus fare 5.40
Lidl 9.56

October 23
Lidl 8.45

October 28
Lidl 7.22
B&M 3.59

October 29
Personal Expense 48

Grand Total: 509.28

Monthly living expenses in the UK on September 2023

September Month Expense: £1,365.92
Rent: £550
Energy Bill: £37 (August bill)
Other Expenses: £778.92

September 01
1. Bus fare (Day pass ×2) 10.80

September 02
2. Bus Weekly ticket 20.40
Grand Total: 31.20

September 04
3. Grocery (B&M) 11.62
4. Grocery (Lidl) 13.54
Grand Total: 56.36

September 06
5. Deposit charge (Paypoint) 2
6. SIA Door Supervisor training (Get Licensed) 408.99
Grand Total: 467.35

September 07
7. Bus Ticket 5.40
Grand Total: 472.75

September 08
8. Bus Ticket 20.40
9. Unlimited Data 25
10. Grocery (B&M): 2.54
11. Grocery (Makkah Halal): 7.25
Grand Total: 527.94

September 09
12. Bus ticket 61.80
Grand Total: 589.74

September 10
13. Grocery (Lidl) 13.49
Grand Total: 603.23

September 11
14. Grocery 4.25
15. Recharge 10
Grand Total: 617.48

September 12
16. Grocery (Lild) 5.93
Grand Total: 623.41

September 16
17. Grocery (Lidl) 13.46
Grand Total: 636.87

September 18
18. Bus ticket 5.40
19. Grocery (Poundland) 14.5
Grand Total: 656.77

2023 September 19
20. Grocery (Strawberry Garden) 39.93
21. Grocery (Super Asia) 19.98
Grand Total: 716.68

September 21
22. Bus ticket 7.25
Grand Total: 723.93

September 22
23. Primary 24.50
24. Lidl 16.61
Grand Total: 765.04

September 26
25. Bus ticket 7.25
26. Grocery (Rice, Soy Sauce) 3.63
27. Chicken (Makkah Halal) 3
Grand Total: 778.92

Monthly living expenses in UK on August 2023


August Month Expenses: 420.63

August 17
1. Taxi fare (Airport to Room) 33.80
2. Grocery 43.53
Total: 77.33

August 18
3. Grocery 13
4. Bus fare (Day Pass ×2) 11
5. Slippers 5
6. Hanger 1.5
Grand Total 107.83

August 19
7. Detergent Powder 10.79
8. Grocery (Makka Halal) 25.02
9. Grocery (B&M) 22.50
Grand Total: 166.14

August 20
10. Grocery (ASDA) 49.45
Grand Total: 215.59

August 21
11. Bus ticket 16.80
12. Grocery (Makka Halal) 12.29
13. Grocery (B&M) 17.71
Grand Total: 262.39

August 23
14. Bus ticket 7.25
15. Grocery 11.46
Grand Total: 281.1

August 24
16. Bus weekly ticket 26.70
Grand Total: 307.80

2023 August 28
17. Deposit charge (Paypoint) 2
18. Grocery (Makkah Halal): 8.44
19. Grocery(B&M):) 13.27
20. Mobile Recharge 10
Grand Total: 341.51

2023 August 30
21. Mobile Recharge 10
22. Dubai Police clearance certificate (69.12)
Grand Total: 420.63

Conclusion

The above data provided is real-time data of mine. My motive is to let you understand the monthly living expenses in the UK for international students and correctly make their decisions, not just run after how much your friends are earning. If you gain any knowledge from this article, then please leave a comment below and share this one to your friends who are planning to come to the UK.