Some students will have to fork out more than £100 a week in rent this autumn as the cost of housing increases.
Average weekly rent for students across the UK stands at £67.11, which is up 3% on last year, a study found.
Those hoping to keep costs down should head to Middlesbrough, where the average weekly rent is £43.68.
The highest payout is in London, at £108.03, and the next most expensive is Exeter, at £94.61. But some places have seen huge increases. Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, handy for Warwick University, has gone up 16% to £70.47.
Others up by more than double the 3% average include Edinburgh – a rise of 8% to £78.64 – and Coventry, Bournemouth and Bolton, up 7% to £58.50, £75.75 and £55.08.
Accommodationforstudents.com, which carried out the survey, said: “Better accommodation and the popularity of some universities is leading to higher rents.
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