STUDENTS have rated Stirling the cheapest city in the UK to live in, according to a poll by the discount site UNiDAYS.

2,000 students were asked to list the things they like to spend their money on - with UNiDAYS then analysing the costs and ranking them city by city.

The 12 things students listed as essential for a good time were: 

  • Chicken korma and pint of beer at local Indian restaurant
  • Cheesy chips and chicken nuggets at local takeaway
  • Takeaway margarita pizza
  • Three-mile Uber/ Private hire taxi journey
  • Flat white
  • Vodka and coke
  • Club entry
  • Yoga/meditation class
  • Monthly gym membership
  • Pint of Foster’s
  • Cinema ticket
  • Eyebrow wax/ tint

Stirling was the cheapest for students' essentials, costing just £67.03 for all 12. 

In comparison with other Scottish cities, Dundee cost students £96, and Aberdeen reached a staggering £105.74. 

The full results for the UK are listed below.

Stirling News:

Mai Fenton, Vice President of Marketing at UNiDAYS, said: “The difference in the cost of student essentials in towns across Scotland is surprising. Students who choose to study in Aberdeen and Edinburgh shouldn’t have to pay more to eat out, socialise or keep fit than those who opt to study elsewhere in Scotland.

“At UNiDAYS, we understand that being a student can be costly, so we offer deals on top brands to make life that little bit easier and help budgets stretch that little bit further.”