Living and accommodation costs

Use our living costs table as a guide for how much you might need to budget for as a Sussex student, including accommodation costs.

Two students talking in a cafe at the University of Sussex

Student living costs

You may need to budget for more or less money depending on your lifestyle.

OutgoingsCost per weekCost per month
Rent for single and ensuite rooms on campus £90 to £156 £390 to £676
Rent for single and ensuite rooms off campus £124 to £163 £537 to £706
Mobile phone contract £1 to £10 £5 to £40
Food (average) £31 £124
Laundry (average) £5 £22
Bus travel £7.70 to £13.50 £33 to £58.50
Books, course materials and other costs (average) £3.50 £15
Going out, socialising and hobbies (average) £13 £58
Clothes, shoes and accessories (average) £6 £28
Total* £158 to £245 £701 to £1052

Most bills are included in university accommodation rent, and our accommodation rates will increase in future academic years.

*Total is a rounded up figure.

Check our living costs sources section below to see how we generated these amounts.

You may need to budget for more or less money depending on your lifestyle.

OutgoingsCost per weekCost per month
Rent for a room in a shared house in Brighton without bills £100 to £240 £433 to £1040
Bills (average) £10 £44
Mobile phone contract £1 to £10 £5 to £40
Food (average) £31 £124
Bus travel £7.70 to £13.50 £33 to £58.50
Books, course materials and other costs (average) £3.50 £15
Going out, socialising and hobbies (average) £13 £58
Clothes, shoes and accessories (average) £6 £28
Total* £172 to £327 £740 to £1408

*Total is a rounded figure

Check our living costs sources section below to see how we generated these amounts.

Costs and budgeting advice

To find out more about costs and budgeting, check:

You should also buy insurance, although you normally get basic contents insurance if you live in University-managed accommodation.

EU students

If you start in the academic year 2019 to 2020, you're still eligible for student loans and grants, and you'll pay fees at same rate as UK students.


Living costs sources

Some living costs amounts are ranges, and some are based on averages from student surveys.