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Financial Cost in United Kingdom

■ Currency and price of goods

The United Kingdom currency is the Pound sterling (£). As of May, 2014, USD1 = £0.60

Utilities expense:
Gas, Electricity and Water: around £151 for 85m2 apartment
Home Internet: £19 per month
Mobile Phone: from £21 to £535, depending on your plan

Leisure time expenses:
Taxi start at £3 + £2.50 per kilometer.
Movies £12 (average)

■ Cost of living

Rent: average £1,486 per month
Big Mac Set £5
Water (1,5L) £1
Meal Set £10
Part-time £5.03 for 18 to 20 years old and £6.31 for 21 years old and over (minimum wage)

■ Entrance fee / Tuition fee

Undergraduate fees for international students: £7,450 for lecture-based courses up to £36,600 for an undergraduate medical degree. The average is said to be around £10,000.
For postgraduate levels, fees are, roughly speaking, £10,000 and £12,000. The cheapest options start at £7,900 (US$12,771) and the most expensive is about £38,532 for medical studies.

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