Students Will Need €14,000 To...


Students Will Need €14,000 To Cover Annual Costs Of College In Dublin

Laura Donnelly
Laura Donnelly

01:31 18 Aug 2021

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College students living away from home over the next year could face costs of over €1,500 a month.

It's a sharp rise on the amount students would've paid when they were last on campus.

A new Cost of Living Guide prepared by TU Dublin estimates students moving to Dublin will need almost €14,000 to get by.

That's up from just over €12,000 needed for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The guide estimates around €5,200 annually in rent, nearly €2,000 on food and almost €1,000 on travel.

The Union of Students in Ireland says many students will already be under financial pressure after losing jobs during the pandemic.

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