The actual cost of living can vary a lot! It depends on many factors such as type of accommodation, spending habits and lifestyle.
The cost of living in Chester and Warrington is fairly affordable when compared with other parts of the UK (especially London and South-East of England).
The UK Visas and Immigration guidelines on the cost of studying in the UK (for one academic year) is currently set at £9,135 for any University outside London. If you decide to study at University of Chester you will need to be able to show that you have sufficient funds to cover the tuition fees for your first academic year and living costs of £9,135 to secure your Tier 4 student visa.
If you need more detailed information, The International Student Calculator website may help you to plan and manage your money for your studies in the UK.
Current prices of food can be checked on mySupermarket website, current costs of private accommodation rentals can be found on national property pages such as Zoopla or Rightmove. Prices of cinema tickets can be found on relevant websites e.g. VUE cinema. The point is- prices of almost everything in the UK can be checked on the web!
The good news is that once you have been in the UK for a while you will know where to look for bargains! The UK is full of cheap deals, massive discounts and bargain prices on a whole range of products and services. Student discounts can be obtained in many shops and restaurants, students can also get reduced bus & rail travel tickets.