We compared the cost of living in the top UK cities with the average graduate salaries from the most popular degree subjects to reveal how long it would take for each post-grad to save for a house deposit in the area.

Key Findings

  • Graduates need a take-home of £19,639.68 (£23,695.20 before tax) to live in a flatshare in London, meaning 35% of graduates from the top degree subjects can’t afford it.
  • But living in a city such as Huddersfield, even the lowest-paid graduates could have an annual disposable income of £6995.76 after the cost of living is deducted – that’s enough to save up for a house deposit in less than 5 years (4.48 years).
  • For the highest-paid graduates (dentistry students), It would take nearly 11 years (10.93 years) to save for a house deposit in London or over 4 years in Bristol (4.2 years), but it would take them less than 1 and a half (1.47 years) in Bradford.
  • For the lowest-paid graduates (Art & Design and Communications & Media students), they are unable to live in London at all and it would take them nearly 25 years (24.69) to save for a deposit in Bristol, but it would take them less than 6 (5.57 years) in Bradford.
  • Swansea, Milton Keynes and Huddersfield have the lowest cost of living for students looking to move somewhere to save for a house deposit. However, the cheapest place to buy a house is Bradford, where the typical deposit is £7,509.15 less than the next-cheapest city (Aberdeen).
  • The North West is the most expensive place to live as a graduate in a flat share (£15,838.92 average) whilst Wales is the cheapest (£12,919.50 average), using an average value across the studied cities in each region.

 

Method

Firstly, we gathered a list of the 20 top degree subjects offered by universities in the UK, we then found the average graduate salary from each discipline and calculated the take-home pay after tax for each. 

Following this, we created a list of the top 25 cities in the UK and researched the cost of living for each location, inclusive of everything from utilities to clothing purchases and meals out. We then added this total to the average cost of rent for a room in a flat share in each city – which is the most realistic housing choice for a new graduate. 

Deducting the cost of living in each city from the average graduate salary in each degree subject, we revealed the disposable income/potential value of savings for each subject’s graduate in every city. 

To understand the findings from the perspective of a first-time graduate buyer, we then used house sale price data from the past 12 months to reveal the average home sale price in every city in the study. Then, using the standard 15% home deposit value needed to secure a mortgage, we calculated the deposit total needed to buy the average house in each city. 

Using all of this data combined, we then calculated how many years it would take for graduates from each degree discipline to save for a housing deposit in every UK city studied. 

 

Sources

Graduate Salary by Degree: https://www.savethestudent.org/student-jobs/whats-the-expected-salary-for-your-degree.html

Cost of Living: https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/

Current Average House Sold Prices in Area: https://www.home.co.uk/

Take-Home Pay of Graduates: https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/tax-calculator/

 

Blog Contents:

Data Findings

1.1 Average Cost of Living in Top UK Cities

1.2 Current House Prices & Typical Mortgage Deposit

1.3 Typical Graduate Salaries from Top Degree Disciplines

Graduate Cost of Living & House Deposit Saving Potential by City (Room in Flat Share Rental)

2.1 Arts & Languages
Art and Design
Communication and Media Studies
English

2.2 Education
Education

2.3 Science & Engineering
Chemistry
Mechanical Engineering
Mathematics

2.4 Veterinary Science
Veterinary Medicine

2.5 Medicine & Health
Psychology
Nursing
Pharmacology and Pharmacy
Medicine
Dentistry

2.6 Business & Finance
Marketing
Accounting and Finance
Business and Management Studies

2.7 Environmental & Social Science
Law
Sociology
Geography and Environmental Science
Politics

Data Findings

1.1 Average Cost of Living in Top UK Cities

Top UK Cities Cost of Living PCM (Without Rent) Cost of Living + Average Rent 1 Bed in City (PCM) Cost of Living + Average Rent for Room in Flat Share in City (PCM) Cost of Living + 1 Bed (P.A.) Cost of Living + Flat Share (P.A.)
London £879.64 £3,163.64 £1,636.64 £37,963.68 £19,639.68
Birmingham £656.07 £1,440.07 £1,106.07 £17,280.84 £13,272.84
Glasgow £659.13 £1,384.13 £1,134.13 £16,609.56 £13,609.56
Liverpool £676.95 £1,330.95 £1,166.95 £15,971.40 £14,003.40
Bristol £691.69 £1,776.69 £1,266.69 £21,320.28 £15,200.28
Manchester £701.88 £1,685.88 £1,266.88 £20,230.56 £15,202.56
Sheffield £642.56 £1,288.56 £1,158.56 £15,462.72 £13,902.72
Leeds £680.56 £1,421.56 £1,157.56 £17,058.72 £13,890.72
Edinburgh £638.54 £1,782.54 £1,194.54 £21,390.48 £14,334.48
Leicester £607.05 £1,269.05 £1,170.05 £15,228.60 £14,040.60
Coventry £629.13 £1,291.13 £1,079.13 £15,493.56 £12,949.56
Bradford £575.40 £1,161.40 £905.40 £13,936.80 £10,864.80
Cardiff £643.53 £1,496.53 £1,111.53 £17,958.36 £13,338.36
Belfast £635.49 £1,343.49 £1,313.49 £16,121.88 £15,761.88
Nottingham £647.31 £1,404.31 £1,247.31 £16,851.72 £14,967.72
Newcastle upon Tyne £629.72 £1,274.72 £1,166.72 £15,296.64 £14,000.64
Southampton £667.64 £1,438.64 £1,167.64 £17,263.68 £14,011.68
Brighton £758.47 £1,874.47 £1,408.47 £22,493.64 £16,901.64
Plymouth £672.34 £1,353.34 £1,102.34 £16,240.08 £13,228.08
Aberdeen £590.61 £1,080.61 £985.61 £12,967.32 £11,827.32
Bournemouth £636.38 £1,416.38 £1,177.38 £16,996.56 £14,128.56
Norwich £643.41 £1,376.41 £1,128.41 £16,516.92 £13,540.92
Swansea £676.33 £1,395.33 £1,326.33 £16,743.96 £15,915.96
Milton Keynes £724.90 £1,814.90 £1,324.90 £21,778.80 £15,898.80
Huddersfield £576.02 £1,069.02 £926.02 £12,828.24 £11,112.24

 

1.2 Current House Prices & Typical Mortgage Deposit

City Average House ‘Sold’ Price (Last 12 Months) Typical Deposit Needed to Buy (15%)
London £715,201 £107,280.15
Birmingham £238,656 £35,798.40
Glasgow £201,656 £30,248.40
Liverpool £205,395 £30,809.25
Bristol £363,674 £54,551.10
Manchester £235,333 £35,299.95
Sheffield £225,746 £33,861.90
Leeds £256,752 £38,512.80
Edinburgh £315,666 £47,349.90
Leicester £273,597 £41,039.55
Coventry £260,760 £39,114.00
Bradford £151,114 £22,667.10
Cardiff £286,321 £42,948.15
Belfast £203,459 £30,518.85
Nottingham £245,503 £36,825.45
Newcastle upon Tyne £233,646 £35,046.90
Southampton £322,962 £48,444.30
Brighton £455,731 £68,359.65
Plymouth £233,147 £34,972.05
Aberdeen £201,175 £30,176.25
Bournemouth £347,428 £52,114.20
Norwich £304,374 £45,656.10
Swansea £207,786 £31,167.90
Milton Keynes £340,606 £51,090.90
Huddersfield £209,137 £31,370.55

 

1.3 Typical Graduate Salaries from Top Degree Disciplines (Low – High)

Degree Discipline Graduate Salary Take-Home Rent (Monthly) Take-Home Rent (Annually)
Art and Design £21,000 £1,516 £18,108
Communication and Media Studies £21,000 £1,516 £18,108
Law £22,000 £1,572 £18,775
English £23,000 £1,628 £19,443
Marketing £23,000 £1,628 £19,443
Psychology £23,000 £1,628 £19,443
Sociology £23,000 £1,628 £19,443
Education £24,000 £1,683 £20,110
Geography and Environmental Science £24,000 £1,683 £20,110
Nursing £24,000 £1,683 £20,110
Accounting and Finance £25,000 £1,739 £20,778
Business and Management Studies £25,000 £1,739 £20,778
Chemistry £25,000 £1,739 £20,778
Politics £26,000 £1,795 £21,445
Mathematics £28,000 £1,906 £22,780
Mechanical Engineering £28,000 £1,906 £22,780
Pharmacology and Pharmacy £30,000 £2,017 £24,115
Veterinary Medicine £31,000 £2,073 £24,783
Medicine £33,500 £2,212 £26,452
Dentistry £38,000 £2,462 £29,455

 

Graduate Cost of Living & House Deposit Saving Potential by City (Room in Flat Share Rental)

2.1 Arts & Languages

  • Art and Design

  • Communication and Media Studies

  • English

 

Art and Design Communication and Media Studies English
Salary: £18,108 Salary: £18,108 Salary: £19,443
City Cost of Living (with Room in Flat Share) 15% Deposit Remaining Salary After Cost of Living Years Needed to Save for Deposit Remaining Salary After Cost of Living Years Needed to Save for Deposit Remaining Salary After Cost of Living Years Needed to Save for Deposit
Scotland
Glasgow £16,384.56 £30,248.40 £1,723.44 17.55 £1,723.44 17.55 £3,058.44 9.89
Edinburgh £14,967.72 £47,349.90 £3,140.28 15.08 £3,140.28 15.08 £4,475.28 10.58
Aberdeen £13,272.84 £30,176.25 £4,835.16 6.24 £4,835.16 6.24 £6,170.16 4.89
North East
Newcastle upon Tyne £13,890.72 £35,046.90 £4,217.28 8.31 £4,217.28 8.31 £5,552.28 6.31
Yorkshire
Leeds £15,200.28 £38,512.80 £2,907.72 13.25 £2,907.72 13.25 £4,242.72 9.08
Huddersfield £11,112.24 £31,370.55 £6,995.76 4.48 £6,995.76 4.48 £8,330.76 3.77
Bradford £14,040.60 £22,667.10 £4,067.40 5.57 £4,067.40 5.57 £5,402.40 4.20
Sheffield £15,202.56 £33,861.90 £2,905.44 11.65 £2,905.44 11.65 £4,240.44 7.99
North West
Manchester £15,761.88 £35,299.95 £2,346.12 15.05 £2,346.12 15.05 £3,681.12 9.59
Liverpool £15,915.96 £30,809.25 £2,192.04 14.06 £2,192.04 14.06 £3,527.04 8.74
Midlands
Nottingham £14,000.64 £36,825.45 £4,107.36 8.97 £4,107.36 8.97 £5,442.36 6.77
Leicester £14,334.48 £41,039.55 £3,773.52 10.88 £3,773.52 10.88 £5,108.52 8.03
Birmingham £16,901.64 £35,798.40 £1,206.36 29.67 £1,206.36 29.67 £2,541.36 14.09
Coventry £14,128.56 £39,114.00 £3,979.44 9.83 £3,979.44 9.83 £5,314.44 7.36
Norwich £12,949.56 £45,656.10 £5,158.44 8.85 £5,158.44 8.85 £6,493.44 7.03
South East
London £19,639.68 £107,280.15 -£1,531.68 -70.04 -£1,531.68 -70.04 -£196.68 -545.46
Milton Keynes £11,763.12 £51,090.90 £6,344.88 8.05 £6,344.88 8.05 £7,679.88 6.65
Southampton £13,609.56 £48,444.30 £4,498.44 10.77 £4,498.44 10.77 £5,833.44 8.30
Brighton £13,540.92 £68,359.65 £4,567.08 14.97 £4,567.08 14.97 £5,902.08 11.58
South West
Bristol £15,898.80 £54,551.10 £2,209.20 24.69 £2,209.20 24.69 £3,544.20 15.39
Plymouth £13,338.36 £34,972.05 £4,769.64 7.33 £4,769.64 7.33 £6,104.64 5.73
Bournemouth £13,228.08 £52,114.20 £4,879.92 10.68 £4,879.92 10.68 £6,214.92 8.39
Wales
Swansea £11,827.32 £31,167.90 £6,280.68 4.96 £6,280.68 4.96 £7,615.68 4.09
Cardiff £14,011.68 £42,948.15 £4,096.32 10.48 £4,096.32 10.48 £5,431.32 7.91
Ireland
Belfast £14,003.40 £30,518.85 £4,104.60 7.44 £4,104.60 7.44 £5,439.60 5.61

 

2.2 Education

  • Education

 

Education
Salary: £20,110
City Cost of Living (with Room in Flat Share) 15% Deposit Remaining Salary After Cost of Living Years Needed to Save for Deposit
Scotland
Glasgow £16,384.56 £30,248.40 £3,725.44 8.12
Edinburgh £14,967.72 £47,349.90 £5,142.28 9.21
Aberdeen £13,272.84 £30,176.25 £6,837.16 4.41
North East
Newcastle upon Tyne £13,890.72 £35,046.90 £6,219.28 5.64
Yorkshire
Leeds £15,200.28 £38,512.80 £4,909.72 7.84
Huddersfield £11,112.24 £31,370.55 £8,997.76 3.49
Bradford £14,040.60 £22,667.10 £6,069.40 3.73
Sheffield £15,202.56 £33,861.90 £4,907.44 6.90
North West
Manchester £15,761.88 £35,299.95 £4,348.12 8.12
Liverpool £15,915.96 £30,809.25 £4,194.04 7.35
Midlands
Nottingham £14,000.64 £36,825.45 £6,109.36 6.03
Leicester £14,334.48 £41,039.55 £5,775.52 7.11
Birmingham £16,901.64 £35,798.40 £3,208.36 11.16
Coventry £14,128.56 £39,114.00 £5,981.44 6.54
Norwich £12,949.56 £45,656.10 £7,160.44 6.38
South East
London £19,639.68 £107,280.15 £470.32 228.10
Milton Keynes £11,763.12 £51,090.90 £8,346.88 6.12
Southampton £13,609.56 £48,444.30 £6,500.44 7.45
Brighton £13,540.92 £68,359.65 £6,569.08 10.41
South West
Bristol £15,898.80 £54,551.10 £4,211.20 12.95
Plymouth £13,338.36 £34,972.05 £6,771.64 5.16
Bournemouth £13,228.08 £52,114.20 £6,881.92 7.57
Wales
Swansea £11,827.32 £31,167.90 £8,282.68 3.76
Cardiff £14,011.68 £42,948.15 £6,098.32 7.04
Ireland
Belfast £14,003.40 £30,518.85 £6,106.60 5.00

 

2.3 Science & Engineering

  • Chemistry

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Mathematics

 

Chemistry Mechanical Engineering Mathematics
Salary: £20,778 Salary: £22,780 Salary: £22,780
City Cost of Living (with Room in Flat Share) 15% Deposit Remaining Salary After Cost of Living Years Needed to Save for Deposit Remaining Salary After Cost of Living Years Needed to Save for Deposit Remaining Salary After Cost of Living Years Needed to Save for Deposit
Scotland
Glasgow £16,384.56 £30,248.40 £4,393.44 6.88 £6,395.44 4.73 £6,395.44 4.73
Edinburgh £14,967.72 £47,349.90 £5,810.28 8.15 £7,812.28 6.06 £7,812.28 6.06
Aberdeen £13,272.84 £30,176.25 £7,505.16 4.02 £9,507.16 3.17 £9,507.16 3.17
North East
Newcastle upon Tyne £13,890.72 £35,046.90 £6,887.28 5.09 £8,889.28 3.94 £8,889.28 3.94
Yorkshire
Leeds £15,200.28 £38,512.80 £5,577.72 6.90 £7,579.72 5.08 £7,579.72 5.08
Huddersfield £11,112.24 £31,370.55 £9,665.76 3.25 £11,667.76 2.69 £11,667.76 2.69
Bradford £14,040.60 £22,667.10 £6,737.40 3.36 £8,739.40 2.59 £8,739.40 2.59
Sheffield £15,202.56 £33,861.90 £5,575.44 6.07 £7,577.44 4.47 £7,577.44 4.47
North West
Manchester £15,761.88 £35,299.95 £5,016.12 7.04 £7,018.12 5.03 £7,018.12 5.03
Liverpool £15,915.96 £30,809.25 £4,862.04 6.34 £6,864.04 4.49 £6,864.04 4.49
Midlands
Nottingham £14,000.64 £36,825.45 £6,777.36 5.43 £8,779.36 4.19 £8,779.36 4.19
Leicester £14,334.48 £41,039.55 £6,443.52 6.37 £8,445.52 4.86 £8,445.52 4.86
Birmingham £16,901.64 £35,798.40 £3,876.36 9.24 £5,878.36 6.09 £5,878.36 6.09
Coventry £14,128.56 £39,114.00 £6,649.44 5.88 £8,651.44 4.52 £8,651.44 4.52
Norwich £12,949.56 £45,656.10 £7,828.44 5.83 £9,830.44 4.64 £9,830.44 4.64
South East
London £19,639.68 £107,280.15 £1,138.32 94.24 £3,140.32 34.16 £3,140.32 34.16
Milton Keynes £11,763.12 £51,090.90 £9,014.88 5.67 £11,016.88 4.64 £11,016.88 4.64
Southampton £13,609.56 £48,444.30 £7,168.44 6.76 £9,170.44 5.28 £9,170.44 5.28
Brighton £13,540.92 £68,359.65 £7,237.08 9.45 £9,239.08 7.40 £9,239.08 7.40
South West
Bristol £15,898.80 £54,551.10 £4,879.20 11.18 £6,881.20 7.93 £6,881.20 7.93
Plymouth £13,338.36 £34,972.05 £7,439.64 4.70 £9,441.64 3.70 £9,441.64 3.70
Bournemouth £13,228.08 £52,114.20 £7,549.92 6.90 £9,551.92 5.46 £9,551.92 5.46
Wales
Swansea £11,827.32 £31,167.90 £8,950.68 3.48 £10,952.68 2.85 £10,952.68 2.85
Cardiff £14,011.68 £42,948.15 £6,766.32 6.35 £8,768.32 4.90 £8,768.32 4.90
Ireland
Belfast £14,003.40 £30,518.85 £6,774.60 4.50 £8,776.60 3.48 £8,776.60 3.48

 

2.4 Veterinary Science

  • Veterinary Medicine

 

Veterinary Medicine
Salary: £24,783
City Cost of Living (with Room in Flat Share) 15% Deposit Remaining Salary After Cost of Living Years Needed to Save for Deposit
Scotland
Glasgow £16,384.56 £30,248.40 £8,398.44 3.60
Edinburgh £14,967.72 £47,349.90 £9,815.28 4.82
Aberdeen £13,272.84 £30,176.25 £11,510.16 2.62
North East
Newcastle upon Tyne £13,890.72 £35,046.90 £10,892.28 3.22
Yorkshire
Leeds £15,200.28 £38,512.80 £9,582.72 4.02
Huddersfield £11,112.24 £31,370.55 £13,670.76 2.29
Bradford £14,040.60 £22,667.10 £10,742.40 2.11
Sheffield £15,202.56 £33,861.90 £9,580.44 3.53
North West
Manchester £15,761.88 £35,299.95 £9,021.12 3.91
Liverpool £15,915.96 £30,809.25 £8,867.04 3.47
Midlands
Nottingham £14,000.64 £36,825.45 £10,782.36 3.42
Leicester £14,334.48 £41,039.55 £10,448.52 3.93
Birmingham £16,901.64 £35,798.40 £7,881.36 4.54
Coventry £14,128.56 £39,114.00 £10,654.44 3.67
Norwich £12,949.56 £45,656.10 £11,833.44 3.86
South East
London £19,639.68 £107,280.15 £5,143.32 20.86
Milton Keynes £11,763.12 £51,090.90 £13,019.88 3.92
Southampton £13,609.56 £48,444.30 £11,173.44 4.34
Brighton £13,540.92 £68,359.65 £11,242.08 6.08
South West
Bristol £15,898.80 £54,551.10 £8,884.20 6.14
Plymouth £13,338.36 £34,972.05 £11,444.64 3.06
Bournemouth £13,228.08 £52,114.20 £11,554.92 4.51
Wales
Swansea £11,827.32 £31,167.90 £12,955.68 2.41
Cardiff £14,011.68 £42,948.15 £10,771.32 3.99
Ireland
Belfast £14,003.40 £30,518.85 £10,779.60 2.83

 

2.5 Medicine & Health

  • Psychology

  • Nursing

  • Pharmacology and Pharmacy

  • Medicine (Below)

  • Dentistry (Below)

 

Psychology Nursing Pharmacology and Pharmacy
Salary: £19,443 Salary: £20,110 Salary: £24,115
City Cost of Living (with Room in Flat Share) 15% Deposit Remaining Salary After Cost of Living Years Needed to Save for Deposit Remaining Salary After Cost of Living Years Needed to Save for Deposit Remaining Salary After Cost of Living Years Needed to Save for Deposit
Scotland
Glasgow £16,384.56 £30,248.40 £3,058.44 9.89 £3,725.44 8.12 £7,730.44 3.91
Edinburgh £14,967.72 £47,349.90 £4,475.28 10.58 £5,142.28 9.21 £9,147.28 5.18
Aberdeen £13,272.84 £30,176.25 £6,170.16 4.89 £6,837.16 4.41 £10,842.16 2.78
North East
Newcastle upon Tyne £13,890.72 £35,046.90 £5,552.28 6.31 £6,219.28 5.64 £10,224.28 3.43
Yorkshire
Leeds £15,200.28 £38,512.80 £4,242.72 9.08 £4,909.72 7.84 £8,914.72 4.32
Huddersfield £11,112.24 £31,370.55 £8,330.76 3.77 £8,997.76 3.49 £13,002.76 2.41
Bradford £14,040.60 £22,667.10 £5,402.40 4.20 £6,069.40 3.73 £10,074.40 2.25
Sheffield £15,202.56 £33,861.90 £4,240.44 7.99 £4,907.44 6.90 £8,912.44 3.80
North West
Manchester £15,761.88 £35,299.95 £3,681.12 9.59 £4,348.12 8.12 £8,353.12 4.23
Liverpool £15,915.96 £30,809.25 £3,527.04 8.74 £4,194.04 7.35 £8,199.04 3.76
Midlands
Nottingham £14,000.64 £36,825.45 £5,442.36 6.77 £6,109.36 6.03 £10,114.36 3.64
Leicester £14,334.48 £41,039.55 £5,108.52 8.03 £5,775.52 7.11 £9,780.52 4.20
Birmingham £16,901.64 £35,798.40 £2,541.36 14.09 £3,208.36 11.16 £7,213.36 4.96
Coventry £14,128.56 £39,114.00 £5,314.44 7.36 £5,981.44 6.54 £9,986.44 3.92
Norwich £12,949.56 £45,656.10 £6,493.44 7.03 £7,160.44 6.38 £11,165.44 4.09
South East
London £19,639.68 £107,280.15 -£196.68 -545.46 £470.32 228.10 £4,475.32 23.97
Milton Keynes £11,763.12 £51,090.90 £7,679.88 6.65 £8,346.88 6.12 £12,351.88 4.14
Southampton £13,609.56 £48,444.30 £5,833.44 8.30 £6,500.44 7.45 £10,505.44 4.61
Brighton £13,540.92 £68,359.65 £5,902.08 11.58 £6,569.08 10.41 £10,574.08 6.46
South West
Bristol £15,898.80 £54,551.10 £3,544.20 15.39 £4,211.20 12.95 £8,216.20 6.64
Plymouth £13,338.36 £34,972.05 £6,104.64 5.73 £6,771.64 5.16 £10,776.64 3.25
Bournemouth £13,228.08 £52,114.20 £6,214.92 8.39 £6,881.92 7.57 £10,886.92 4.79
Wales
Swansea £11,827.32 £31,167.90 £7,615.68 4.09 £8,282.68 3.76 £12,287.68 2.54
Cardiff £14,011.68 £42,948.15 £5,431.32 7.91 £6,098.32 7.04 £10,103.32 4.25
Ireland
Belfast £14,003.40 £30,518.85 £5,439.60 5.61 £6,106.60 5.00 £10,111.60 3.02

 

Medicine Dentistry
Salary: £26,452 Salary: £29,455
City Cost of Living (with Room in Flat Share) 15% Deposit Remaining Salary After Cost of Living Years Needed to Save for Deposit Remaining Salary After Cost of Living Years Needed to Save for Deposit
Scotland
Glasgow £16,384.56 £30,248.40 £10,067.44 3.00 £13,070.44 2.31
Edinburgh £14,967.72 £47,349.90 £11,484.28 4.12 £14,487.28 3.27
Aberdeen £13,272.84 £30,176.25 £13,179.16 2.29 £16,182.16 1.86
North East
Newcastle upon Tyne £13,890.72 £35,046.90 £12,561.28 2.79 £15,564.28 2.25
Yorkshire
Leeds £15,200.28 £38,512.80 £11,251.72 3.42 £14,254.72 2.70
Huddersfield £11,112.24 £31,370.55 £15,339.76 2.05 £18,342.76 1.71
Bradford £14,040.60 £22,667.10 £12,411.40 1.83 £15,414.40 1.47
Sheffield £15,202.56 £33,861.90 £11,249.44 3.01 £14,252.44 2.38
North West
Manchester £15,761.88 £35,299.95 £10,690.12 3.30 £13,693.12 2.58
Liverpool £15,915.96 £30,809.25 £10,536.04 2.92 £13,539.04 2.28
Midlands
Nottingham £14,000.64 £36,825.45 £12,451.36 2.96 £15,454.36 2.38
Leicester £14,334.48 £41,039.55 £12,117.52 3.39 £15,120.52 2.71
Birmingham £16,901.64 £35,798.40 £9,550.36 3.75 £12,553.36 2.85
Coventry £14,128.56 £39,114.00 £12,323.44 3.17 £15,326.44 2.55
Norwich £12,949.56 £45,656.10 £13,502.44 3.38 £16,505.44 2.77
South East
London £19,639.68 £107,280.15 £6,812.32 15.75 £9,815.32 10.93
Milton Keynes £11,763.12 £51,090.90 £14,688.88 3.48 £17,691.88 2.89
Southampton £13,609.56 £48,444.30 £12,842.44 3.77 £15,845.44 3.06
Brighton £13,540.92 £68,359.65 £12,911.08 5.29 £15,914.08 4.30
South West
Bristol £15,898.80 £54,551.10 £10,553.20 5.17 £13,556.20 4.02
Plymouth £13,338.36 £34,972.05 £13,113.64 2.67 £16,116.64 2.17
Bournemouth £13,228.08 £52,114.20 £13,223.92 3.94 £16,226.92 3.21
Wales
Swansea £11,827.32 £31,167.90 £14,624.68 2.13 £17,627.68 1.77
Cardiff £14,011.68 £42,948.15 £12,440.32 3.45 £15,443.32 2.78
Ireland
Belfast £14,003.40 £30,518.85 £12,448.60 2.45 £15,451.60 1.98

 

2.6 Business & Finance

  • Marketing

  • Accounting and Finance

  • Business and Management Studies

 

Marketing Accounting and Finance Business and Management Studies
Salary: £19,443 Salary: £20,778 Salary: £20,778
City Cost of Living (with Room in Flat Share) 15% Deposit Remaining Salary After Cost of Living Years Needed to Save for Deposit Remaining Salary After Cost of Living Years Needed to Save for Deposit Remaining Salary After Cost of Living Years Needed to Save for Deposit
Scotland
Glasgow £16,384.56 £30,248.40 £3,058.44 9.89 £4,393.44 6.88 £4,393.44 6.88
Edinburgh £14,967.72 £47,349.90 £4,475.28 10.58 £5,810.28 8.15 £5,810.28 8.15
Aberdeen £13,272.84 £30,176.25 £6,170.16 4.89 £7,505.16 4.02 £7,505.16 4.02
North East
Newcastle upon Tyne £13,890.72 £35,046.90 £5,552.28 6.31 £6,887.28 5.09 £6,887.28 5.09
Yorkshire
Leeds £15,200.28 £38,512.80 £4,242.72 9.08 £5,577.72 6.90 £5,577.72 6.90
Huddersfield £11,112.24 £31,370.55 £8,330.76 3.77 £9,665.76 3.25 £9,665.76 3.25
Bradford £14,040.60 £22,667.10 £5,402.40 4.20 £6,737.40 3.36 £6,737.40 3.36
Sheffield £15,202.56 £33,861.90 £4,240.44 7.99 £5,575.44 6.07 £5,575.44 6.07
North West
Manchester £15,761.88 £35,299.95 £3,681.12 9.59 £5,016.12 7.04 £5,016.12 7.04
Liverpool £15,915.96 £30,809.25 £3,527.04 8.74 £4,862.04 6.34 £4,862.04 6.34
Midlands
Nottingham £14,000.64 £36,825.45 £5,442.36 6.77 £6,777.36 5.43 £6,777.36 5.43
Leicester £14,334.48 £41,039.55 £5,108.52 8.03 £6,443.52 6.37 £6,443.52 6.37
Birmingham £16,901.64 £35,798.40 £2,541.36 14.09 £3,876.36 9.24 £3,876.36 9.24
Coventry £14,128.56 £39,114.00 £5,314.44 7.36 £6,649.44 5.88 £6,649.44 5.88
Norwich £12,949.56 £45,656.10 £6,493.44 7.03 £7,828.44 5.83 £7,828.44 5.83
South East
London £19,639.68 £107,280.15 -£196.68 -545.46 £1,138.32 94.24 £1,138.32 94.24
Milton Keynes £11,763.12 £51,090.90 £7,679.88 6.65 £9,014.88 5.67 £9,014.88 5.67
Southampton £13,609.56 £48,444.30 £5,833.44 8.30 £7,168.44 6.76 £7,168.44 6.76
Brighton £13,540.92 £68,359.65 £5,902.08 11.58 £7,237.08 9.45 £7,237.08 9.45
South West
Bristol £15,898.80 £54,551.10 £3,544.20 15.39 £4,879.20 11.18 £4,879.20 11.18
Plymouth £13,338.36 £34,972.05 £6,104.64 5.73 £7,439.64 4.70 £7,439.64 4.70
Bournemouth £13,228.08 £52,114.20 £6,214.92 8.39 £7,549.92 6.90 £7,549.92 6.90
Wales
Swansea £11,827.32 £31,167.90 £7,615.68 4.09 £8,950.68 3.48 £8,950.68 3.48
Cardiff £14,011.68 £42,948.15 £5,431.32 7.91 £6,766.32 6.35 £6,766.32 6.35
Ireland
Belfast £14,003.40 £30,518.85 £5,439.60 5.61 £6,774.60 4.50 £6,774.60 4.50

 

2.7 Environmental & Social Science

  • Law

  • Sociology

  • Geography and Environmental Science

  • Politics (Below)

 

Law Sociology Geography and Environmental Science
Salary: £18,775 Salary: £19,443 Salary: £20,110
City Cost of Living (with Room in Flat Share) 15% Deposit Remaining Salary After Cost of Living Years Needed to Save for Deposit Remaining Salary After Cost of Living Years Needed to Save for Deposit Remaining Salary After Cost of Living Years Needed to Save for Deposit
Scotland
Glasgow £16,384.56 £30,248.40 £2,390.44 12.65 £3,058.44 9.89 £3,725.44 8.12
Edinburgh £14,967.72 £47,349.90 £3,807.28 12.44 £4,475.28 10.58 £5,142.28 9.21
Aberdeen £13,272.84 £30,176.25 £5,502.16 5.48 £6,170.16 4.89 £6,837.16 4.41
North East
Newcastle upon Tyne £13,890.72 £35,046.90 £4,884.28 7.18 £5,552.28 6.31 £6,219.28 5.64
Yorkshire
Leeds £15,200.28 £38,512.80 £3,574.72 10.77 £4,242.72 9.08 £4,909.72 7.84
Huddersfield £11,112.24 £31,370.55 £7,662.76 4.09 £8,330.76 3.77 £8,997.76 3.49
Bradford £14,040.60 £22,667.10 £4,734.40 4.79 £5,402.40 4.20 £6,069.40 3.73
Sheffield £15,202.56 £33,861.90 £3,572.44 9.48 £4,240.44 7.99 £4,907.44 6.90
North West
Manchester £15,761.88 £35,299.95 £3,013.12 11.72 £3,681.12 9.59 £4,348.12 8.12
Liverpool £15,915.96 £30,809.25 £2,859.04 10.78 £3,527.04 8.74 £4,194.04 7.35
Midlands
Nottingham £14,000.64 £36,825.45 £4,774.36 7.71 £5,442.36 6.77 £6,109.36 6.03
Leicester £14,334.48 £41,039.55 £4,440.52 9.24 £5,108.52 8.03 £5,775.52 7.11
Birmingham £16,901.64 £35,798.40 £1,873.36 19.11 £2,541.36 14.09 £3,208.36 11.16
Coventry £14,128.56 £39,114.00 £4,646.44 8.42 £5,314.44 7.36 £5,981.44 6.54
Norwich £12,949.56 £45,656.10 £5,825.44 7.84 £6,493.44 7.03 £7,160.44 6.38
South East
London £19,639.68 £107,280.15 -£864.68 -124.07 -£196.68 -545.46 £470.32 228.10
Milton Keynes £11,763.12 £51,090.90 £7,011.88 7.29 £7,679.88 6.65 £8,346.88 6.12
Southampton £13,609.56 £48,444.30 £5,165.44 9.38 £5,833.44 8.30 £6,500.44 7.45
Brighton £13,540.92 £68,359.65 £5,234.08 13.06 £5,902.08 11.58 £6,569.08 10.41
South West
Bristol £15,898.80 £54,551.10 £2,876.20 18.97 £3,544.20 15.39 £4,211.20 12.95
Plymouth £13,338.36 £34,972.05 £5,436.64 6.43 £6,104.64 5.73 £6,771.64 5.16
Bournemouth £13,228.08 £52,114.20 £5,546.92 9.40 £6,214.92 8.39 £6,881.92 7.57
Wales
Swansea £11,827.32 £31,167.90 £6,947.68 4.49 £7,615.68 4.09 £8,282.68 3.76
Cardiff £14,011.68 £42,948.15 £4,763.32 9.02 £5,431.32 7.91 £6,098.32 7.04
Ireland
Belfast £14,003.40 £30,518.85 £4,771.60 6.40 £5,439.60 5.61 £6,106.60 5.00

 

Politics
Salary: £21,445
City Cost of Living (with Room in Flat Share) 15% Deposit Remaining Salary After Cost of Living Years Needed to Save for Deposit
Scotland
Glasgow £16,384.56 £30,248.40 £5,060.44 5.98
Edinburgh £14,967.72 £47,349.90 £6,477.28 7.31
Aberdeen £13,272.84 £30,176.25 £8,172.16 3.69
North East
Newcastle upon Tyne £13,890.72 £35,046.90 £7,554.28 4.64
Yorkshire
Leeds £15,200.28 £38,512.80 £6,244.72 6.17
Huddersfield £11,112.24 £31,370.55 £10,332.76 3.04
Bradford £14,040.60 £22,667.10 £7,404.40 3.06
Sheffield £15,202.56 £33,861.90 £6,242.44 5.42
North West
Manchester £15,761.88 £35,299.95 £5,683.12 6.21
Liverpool £15,915.96 £30,809.25 £5,529.04 5.57
Midlands
Nottingham £14,000.64 £36,825.45 £7,444.36 4.95
Leicester £14,334.48 £41,039.55 £7,110.52 5.77
Birmingham £16,901.64 £35,798.40 £4,543.36 7.88
Coventry £14,128.56 £39,114.00 £7,316.44 5.35
Norwich £12,949.56 £45,656.10 £8,495.44 5.37
South East
London £19,639.68 £107,280.15 £1,805.32 59.42
Milton Keynes £11,763.12 £51,090.90 £9,681.88 5.28
Southampton £13,609.56 £48,444.30 £7,835.44 6.18
Brighton £13,540.92 £68,359.65 £7,904.08 8.65
South West
Bristol £15,898.80 £54,551.10 £5,546.20 9.84
Plymouth £13,338.36 £34,972.05 £8,106.64 4.31
Bournemouth £13,228.08 £52,114.20 £8,216.92 6.34
Wales
Swansea £11,827.32 £31,167.90 £9,617.68 3.24
Cardiff £14,011.68 £42,948.15 £7,433.32 5.78
Ireland
Belfast £14,003.40 £30,518.85 £7,441.60 4.10