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Belfast is UK's fourth most affordable city to study

By Lynsey Bews

Published 28/07/2016

Belfast is the fourth most affordable city in the UK for students
Belfast is the fourth most affordable city in the UK for students

Belfast is the fourth most affordable city in the UK for students, according to the Royal Bank of Scotland's student living index.

Edinburgh is the most expensive city, while Portsmouth topped the index as the most cost-effective city, followed by Liverpool and Newcastle.

The research surveyed 2,500 students across the country to determine the most and least affordable places to study out of 25 university cities.

The survey took into account a range of factors, including living and accommodation costs and average incomes for students. It also looked at how much students spend on going out.

It found that above-average weekly rent of about £112 and significantly lower than average term-time income of about £995 combined to make Scotland's capital the least affordable place to study.

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