Cost of living

How much money will I need to live in Glasgow?

In order to budget for your time in Glasgow, it's best to plan for costs including accommodation, food, books, clothes, entertainment, travel and bills like electricity and gas. It's also a good idea to include money in your calculations for unexpected expenses.

We estimate that it will cost you £1,100 to £1,700 per month to live and study in Glasgow, but it could be more or less, depending on factors such as your choice of accommodation and your lifestyle (published May 2024).

Glasgow is the world's 2nd most affordable city (Time Out 2022)

Get to Know Glasgow podcast

Ash, Jachine, Danielle and Victor share their experiences of scholarships, funding, budgets, student discounts and share their top tips for saving money.

Money saving tips for students

Postgraduate student Pascaline provides details of budget friendly places to shop and which stores offer student discounts in Glasgow (published 4 October 2023).

My weekly groceries in Glasgow

Postgraduate student Nebula takes us on her weekly shop showing us how to eat healthily, and save money as a student (published 22 November 2023).

Pascaline's monthly living costs in Glasgow

Postgraduate student Pascaline shares her experience of what it roughly costs each month for her to live in Glasgow, from rent to utilities to transport to food (published 6 May 2023).

How to find a part-time job in Glasgow

Fourth year international student Ella talks you through how to find a job as a UofG student living in Glasgow (published 6 April 2023).