Dublin students need over €13,000 a year for rental accommodation

Published date29 June 2022
Publication titleDublinLive (Ireland)
Shopping for discounted food at off-peak times, making a shopping list and opting for digs are all ways that struggling students can save, according to Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin). The university has highlighted how much incoming students should budget in their TU Dublin Student Cost of Living Guide

It comes as Leaving Cert students make the final changes to their CAO forms before the Change of Mind deadline.

Student Engagement and Experience Officer, Dr Rachel O'Connor gave students a list of helpful ways of saving cash. These include getting a student Leap card, making a shopping list, doing your groceries around 6pm when supermarkets tend to reduce items, shop around for bills and making use of free doctor visits in college.

Dr O' Connor highlighted staying with hosts as a far cheaper alternative to renting with friends, with digs costing on average €165 a week.

She said: "Private rooms in purpose-built accommodation in Dublin City Centre cost between €230 to €258 per week; however, living with a host family this year is typically €165 per week for a five-day agreement, including utility...

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